In life, as in chess, forethought wins.
To have too much forethought is the part of a wretch; to have too little is the part of a fool.
As a man without forethought scarcely deserves the name of man, so forethought without reflection is but a phrase for the instinct of the beast.
Human foresight often leaves its proudest possessor only a choice of evils.
If a man take no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand.
He that foretells his own calamity, and makes events before they come, doth twice endure the pains of evil destiny.
Happy those who knowing they are subject to uncertain changes, are prepared and armed for either fortune; a rare principle, and with much labor learned in wisdom's school.
Whoever fails to turn aside the ills of life by prudent forethought, must submit to the course of destiny.
It is only the surprise and newness of the thing which makes terrible that misfortune, which by premeditation might be made easy to us; for what some people make light by sufferance, others do by foresight.
To fear the worst, oft cures the worst.
Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought.
Whatever is foretold by God will be done by man; but nothing will be done by man because it is foretold by God.