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Definition of Forethought


  1. Thought of, or planned, beforehand; aforethought; prepense; hence, deliberate.
  2. A thinking or planning beforehand; prescience; premeditation; forecast; provident care.

Forethought Quotations

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.
Thomas A. Edison

In life, as in chess, forethought wins.
Charles Buxton

Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought.

Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight.
Napoleon Bonaparte

I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief... For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
Wendell Berry
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Forethought Translations

forethought in German is Vorbedacht, Vorbedacht, Vorsorge
forethought in Italian is precauzione
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