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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Foresight
 
  To fear the worst, oft cures the worst.
Shakespeare.    
  1
  Look ere thou leap, see ere thou go.
Thomas Tusser.    
  2
  Human foresight often leaves its proudest possessor only a choice of evils.
Colton.    
  3
  Those old stories of visions and dreams guiding men have their truth; we are saved by making the future present to ourselves.
George Eliot.    
  4
  It is only the surprise and newness of the thing which makes that misfortune terrible which by premeditation might be made easy to us. For that which some people make light by sufferance, others do by foresight.
Seneca.    
  5
  Accustom yourself to submit on all and every occasion, and on the most minute, no less than on the most important circumstances of life, to a small present evil, to obtain a greater distant good. This will give decision, tone, and energy to the mind, which, thus disciplined, will often reap victory from defeat and honor from repulse.
Colton.    
  6
  That is to be wise to see not merely that which lies before your feet, but to foresee even those things which are in the womb of futurity.
Terence.    
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