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.
Foresight is not about predicting the future, it's about minimizing surprise.
The real trick in life is to turn hindsight into foresight that reveals insight.
Patience and foresight are the two most important qualities in business
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong - these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.
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.
Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.
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.
One who thinks and reflects develops his foresight and vision.
A Leader must possess credibility, imagination, enthusiasm, vision, foresight, a sense of timing, a passion for excellence and be willing to share.
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.
If you don't know where you're going any road will do
Hindsight is good, foresight is better; but second sight is best of all.
One can have only as much preparation as he has foresight.
Forethought spares afterthought.
It is seldom in life that one knows that a coming event is to be of crucial importance.
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.
Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight.
In action be primitive; in foresight, a strategist.
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?
If knowledge and foresight are too penetrating and deep, unify them with ease and sincerity.
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