C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


In life, as in chess, forethought wins.

Charles Buxton.

Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight.

Napoleon I.

If a man take no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand.


God will not suffer man to have the knowledge of things to come.

St. Augustine.

Whoever fails to turn aside the ills of life by prudent forethought, must submit to fulfill the course of destiny.


To have too much forethought is the part of a wretch; to have too little is the part of a fool.


If I foreknew, foreknowledge had no influence on their fault, which had no less proved certain unforeknown.


As a man without forethought scarcely deserves the name of a man, so forethought without reflection is but a metaphorical phrase for the instinct of a beast.