Quotes: foresee

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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Be a little careful about your library. Do you foresee what you will do with it? Very little to be sure. But the real question is, What it will do with you? You will come here and get books that will open your eyes, and your ears, and your curiosity, and turn you inside out or outside in.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
    Thomas Carlyle
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    He who could foresee affairs three days in advance would be rich for thousands of years.

  • Cesare Pavese
    Cesare Pavese
    Italian novelist and poet 1908-1950
    Cesare Pavese
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    Literature is a defense against the attacks of life. It says to life: ''You can't deceive me. I know your habits, foresee and enjoy watching all your reactions, and steal your secret by involving you in cunning obstructions that halt your normal flow.''
  • Isaac Asimov
    Isaac Asimov
    American writer 1920-1992
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    Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.
  • Charles Horton Cooley
    Charles Horton Cooley
    American sociologist 1864-1929
    Charles Horton Cooley
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    The human mind is indeed a cave swarming with strange forms of life, most of them unconscious and unilluminated. Unless we can understand something as to how the motives that issue from this obscurity are generated, we can hardly hope to foresee or control them.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    The king-times are fast finishing. There will be blood shed like water, and tears like mist; but the peoples will conquer in the end. I shall not live to see it, but I foresee it.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    Voyagers discover that the world can never be larger than the person that is in the world; but it is impossible to foresee this, it is impossible to be warned.
  • Edward M. Forster
    Edward M. Forster
    English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist 1879-1970
    Edward M. Forster
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    We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her, and admit censorship.
  • Barbara Jordan
    Barbara Jordan
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    We have made mistakes. In our haste to do all things for all people, we did not foresee the full consequences of our actions. And when the people raised their voices, we didn't hear. But our deafness was only a temporary condition, and not an irreversible condition.
  • 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.
  • Albert Schweitzer
    Albert Schweitzer
    German theologian and doctor 1875-1965
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    Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.
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