Data isn't information; information isn't knowledge; knowledge isn't wisdom.— Ian Lowe
Belligerent Foresight quotations
What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient but restless mind, of sacrificing one's ease or vanity, or uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully.
When you're drowning, you don't say 'I would be incredibly pleased if someone would have the foresight to notice me drowning and come and help me,' you just scream.
Success is about dedication. You may not be where you want to be or do what you want to do when you're on the journey. But you've got to be willing to have vision and foresight that leads you to an incredible end.
Reality looks much more obvious in hindsight than in foresight.
People who experience hindsight bias misapply current hindsight to past foresight. They perceive events that occurred to have been more predictable before the fact than was actually the case.
And why do we worship hindsight (as in the news media's constant rehash of the day, the week, the year) and yet distrust foresight, which actually might make a difference in our lives?
The real trick in life is to turn hindsight into foresight that reveals insight.
I know that there is a reason for everything.
Perhaps at the moment that an event occurs we have neither the insight or the foresight to comprehend the reason, but with time and patience it will come to light.
I think only an idiot can be an atheist.
We must admit that there exists an incomprehensible power or force with limitless foresight and knowledge that started the whole universe going in the first place.
Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.
Hindsight is notably cleverer than foresight.
Through adversity, not only are we given opportunity to discover our inner strength, we are also given the gift of foresight so we can shine a light for others who go through the experience after us.
Before you become too entranced with gorgeous gadgets and mesmerizing video displays, let me remind you that information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and wisdom is not foresight. Each grows out of the other, and we need them all.
Vengeance is without foresight.
What differentiates the success stories from the failures is that the successful entrepreneurs had the foresight, the ability, and the tools to discover which parts of their plans were working brilliantly and which were misguided, and adapt their strategies accordingly.
One who thinks and reflects develops his foresight and vision.
It is vital to remember that information - in the sense of raw data - is not knowledge, that knowledge is not wisdom, and that wisdom is not foresight. But information is the first essential step to all of these.
Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight.
Let us not have puny thoughts. Let us think on a greater scale. Let us not have those of the future decry our smallness of concept and lack of foresight.
The future will show whether my foresight is as accurate now as it has proved heretofore.
The one characteristic more essential than any other is foresight.
.. It should be the growing nation with a future which takes the long look ahead.
"There’s no such thing as mistakes – only a lack of foresight.
Plan ahead or find trouble on the doorstep.
Patience and foresight are the two most important qualities in business
It would have been the easiest thing in the world for us to build those emplacements under the guise of something totally different and they would have never been discovered. The amazing thing was that they weren't discovered earlier. It was a question of carelessness, lack of foresight.
By playing at Chess then, we may learn... First: Foresight. Second: Circumspection. Third: Caution.
You'd think the Angel would have been foresighted enough to give us a birth-control rune, but no dice.
Soaking the rich would not only be profoundly immoral, it would drastically penalize the very virtues: thrift, business foresight, and investment, that have brought about our remarkable standard of living. It would truly be killing the goose that lays the golden eggs.
Let us look ahead as little as possible, keeping our eyes on the world of beauty around us.
Forethought spares afterthought.
Solicitous care for living things affords satisfaction to one of the most lively instincts of the child's mind. Nothing is better calculated than this to awaken an attitude of foresight.
But Mousie, thou art no thy lane In proving foresight may be vain The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft agley An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain For promis'd joy!
The best way to keep something bad from happening is to see it ahead of time.
.. and you can't see it if you refuse to face the possibility.
Foresight is not about predicting the future, it's about minimizing surprise.
You politicians have got to look further ahead;
you always got a Putter in your hands, when you ought to have a Driver.