quote by Shams Tabrizi

Patience is not sitting and waiting, it is foreseeing. It is looking at the thorn and seeing rose, looking at the night and seeing the day. Lovers are patient and know that the moon needs time to become full.

— Shams Tabrizi

Astounding Foresee quotations

That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers: good teachers make the best of a pupil's means; great teachers foresee a pupil's ends. My teacher was Ferruccio Cusinati

As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.

Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past;

for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results.

Speaking of a future at most only decades away, an experimenter in intelligence control asserted, “I foresee a time when we shall have the means and therefore, inevitably, the temptation to manipulate the behavior and intellectual functioning of all the people through environmental and biochemical manipulation of the brain.


If this war is not fought with the greatest brutality against the bands both in the East and in the Balkans then in the foreseeable future the strength at our disposal will not be sufficient to be able to master this plague.

Many Chess players were surprised when after the game, Fischer quietly explained: 'I had already analyzed this possibility' in a position which I thought was not possible to foresee from the opening

We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.

Lovers are patient and know that the moon needs time to become full.

Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too.


Why ponder thus the future to foresee, and jade thy brain to vain perplexity? Cast off thy care, leave Allah’s plans to him – He formed them all without consulting thee.

In a world that is constantly changing, there is no one subject or set of subjects that will serve you for the foreseeable future, let alone for the rest of your life. The most important skill to acquire now is learning how to learn.

Peace demands the united efforts of us all. Who can foresee what spark might ignite the fuse?

A doctrine is something that pins you down to a given mode of conduct and dozens of situations which you cannot foresee, which is a great mistake in principle. When the word 'containment' was used in my 'X' article, it was used with relation to a certain situation then prevailing, and as a response to it.

I foresee that the Andersen and Fairy Tale fashion will not last;

none of these things away from general nature do.


The successful businessman must be able to foresee possibilities, to estimate with sagacity the outcome in the future.

The art of statesmanship is to foresee the inevitable and to expedite its occurrence.

I am persuaded that this method [for calculating the volume of a sphere] will be of no little service to mathematics. For I foresee that once it is understood and established, it will be used to discover other theorems which have not yet occurred to me, by other mathematicians, now living or yet unborn.

Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.

Design is the patterning and planning of any act toward a desired, foreseeable end... any attempt to separate design, to make it a thing-by-itself works, counter to the fact that design is the primary underlying matrix of life.


I see a bright future for the biotechnology industry when it follows the path of the computer industry, the path that von Neumann failed to foresee, becoming small and domesticated rather than big and centralized.

There are still preserved among Christians traces of that Holy Spirit that appeared in the form of a dove. They expel evil spirits, perform many cures, and foresee certain events.

The most serious failure of leadership is the failure to foresee

Ensure that both plan and dispositions are flexible, adaptable to circumstances.

Your plan should foresee and provide for a next step in case of success or failure.

It is better to meet danger than to wait for it.

He that is on a lee shore, and foresees a hurricane, stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck.


It is far better to foresee even without certainty than not to foresee at all.

Very often the effort men put into activities that seem completely useless turns out to be extremely important in ways no one could foresee. Play has always been the mainspring of culture.

All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way.

People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.

I'm definitely the first no.1 in the world since Fischer, and probably at least since Kasparov, who probably has the most potential to dominate for the foreseeable future.

I foresee death by culture shock.


Since I do seven different styles of martial arts, I don't foresee myself fighting the same in any two movies. I think every fighting style should fit the character that's doing the fighting.

God foreknows nothing by contingency, but that He foresees, purposes, and does all things according to His immutable, eternal, and infallible will. By this thunderbolt, "Free-will" is thrown prostrate, and utterly dashed to pieces.

The swan is not without cause dedicated to Apollo, because foreseeing his happiness in death, he dies with singing and pleasure.

The future for us is the foreseeable future.

The South Asian, however, feels that it is perfectly realistic to think of a 'long time' in terms of thousands of years.

I have been blessed to see visions of eternity;

and events in my future that have been important for me to foresee, have been revealed to me.

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