Some Thoughts On Hindsight From Various Authors

“It has been a mistake living my life in the past. One cannot ride a horse backwards and still hold its reins.”

Richard Paul Evans

“Let us not, in the pride of our superior knowledge, turn with contempt from the follies of our predecessors. The study of the errors into which great minds have fallen in the pursuit of truth can never be uninstructive. As the man looks back to the days of his childhood and his youth, and recalls to his mind the strange notions and false opinions that swayed his actions at the time, that he may wonder at them; so should society, for its edification, look back to the opinions which governed ages that fled.”

Charles Mackay

“I have no desire to suffer twice, in reality and then in retrospect.”

Sophocles

“Hindsight must surely be the most useless function of the human brain, torturing yourself over the unalterable past.”

Peter F. Hamilton

“Always plan no matter how improbable it seems. . The bill for hindsight is much more expensive than the reciept for foresight.”

Johnnie Dent Jr.

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