quote by Ratan Tata

I came seriously close to getting married four times, and each time I backed off in fear or for one reason or another. Each occasion was different, but in hindsight when I look at the people involved, it wasn't a bad thing what I did. I think it may have been more complex had the marriage taken place.

— Ratan Tata

Informative Hindsight quotations

Hindsight is always twenty-twenty.

Hindsight is an exact science.

Traditional scientific method has always been at the very best, 20 - 20 hindsight. It's good for seeing where you've been. It's good for testing the truth of what you think you know, but it can't tell you where you ought to go.

Traditional scientific method has always been at the very best, 20 -- 20 hindsight. It's good for seeing where you've been. It's good for testing the truth of what you think you know, but it can't tell you where you ought to go.


After the event, even a fool is wise.

To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy. With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all.

The wisdom of hindsight, so useful to historians and indeed to authors of memoirs, is sadly denied to practicing politicians.

Hindsight is wonderful. It's always very easy to second guess after the fact.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing.


In hindsight, I wish I had done more.

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.

At the time, when you're being dissected and judged it's pretty brutal, but in hindsight it's great and - it sounds cliched - you do come out the other side better and stronger.

With the benefit of hindsight, had more care been taken, maybe this could have been avoided

It is ludicrous to believe that asset bubbles can only be recognized in hindsight.


Collecting intelligence information is like trying to drink water out of a fire hydrant. You know, in hindsight It's great. The problem is there's a million dots at the time.

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.

Hindsight is notably cleverer than foresight.

Hindsight is of little value in the decision-making process.

It distorts our memory for events that occurred at the time of the decision so that the actual consequence seems to have been a "foregone conclusion." Thus, it may be difficult to learn from our mistakes.


It's so difficult, isn't it? To see what's going on when you're in the absolute middle of something? It's only with hindsight we can see things for what they are.

In hindsight, I slid into arrogance based upon past success.

But then, I suppose, when with the benefit of hindsight one begins to search one's past for such 'turning points', one is apt to start seeing them everywhere.

At various points in our lives, or on a quest, and for reasons that often remain obscure, we are driven to make decisions which prove with hindsight to be loaded with meaning. (225)

Only in hindsight do we understand how God intended a problem for good.


Hindsight is not necessarily the best guide to understanding what really happened. The past is often as distorted by hindsight as it is clarified by it.

Of all the forms of wisdom, hindsight is by general consent the least merciful, the most unforgiving.

Between hindsight bias, fake causality, positive bias, anchoring/priming, et cetera et cetera, and above all the dreaded confirmation bias, once an idea gets into your head, it's probably going to stay there.

In hindsight everything is much clearer.

In hindsight, I see the great value of family and how it moulded my life and kept me together. So now family means everything to me.


Hindsight is good, foresight is better; but second sight is best of all.

I have often had a retrospective vision where everything in my past life seems to fall with significance into logical sequence.

In hindsight it may even seem inevitable that a socialist society will starve when it runs out of capitalists.

In hindsight, I realized I could see into the future.

Which is kind of like having premonitions of flashbacks.

To paraphrase Oedipus, Hamlet, Lear, and all those guys, "I wish I had known this some time ago.

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