Hindsight Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old hindsight quotes, hindsight sayings, and hindsight proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Hindsight is common and bland as boiled potatoes. Maureen Howard
Hindsight provides new eyes. Wayne Dyer
Hindsight is a beautiful thing, mage. The past is for the memory, the present is for the mind. Ben Galley
Hindsight's a wonderful thing. If we all had it there would be no history to write about. Kate Atkinson
Hindsight is always twenty-twenty. Billy Wilder
Hindsight is notably cleverer than foresight. Chester W. Nimitz
How you look at it is pretty much how you'll see it. Rasheed Ogunlaru
Of all the forms of wisdom, hindsight is by general consent the least merciful, the most unforgiving. John Fletcher
Hindsight is wonderful. It's always very easy to second guess after the fact. Helen Reddy
The benefit of hindsight is we only really talk about those things that did work out. Jonathan Ive
Hindsight is of little value in the decision-making process. It distorts our memory for events that occurred at the time of the decision so that the actual consequence seems to have been a "foregone conclusion." Thus, it may be difficult to learn from our mistakes. Diane F. Halpern
Hindsight must surely be the most useless function of the human brain, torturing yourself over the unalterable past. Peter F. Hamilton
Hindsight, usually looked down upon, is probably as valuable as foresight, since it does include a few facts. Grace Paley
Hindsight is not only clearer than perception-in-the-moment but also unfair to those who actually lived through the moment. Edwin S. Shneidman
Hindsight is an exact science. Guy Bellamy
Hindsight bias makes surprises vanish. Daniel Kahneman
Before, you are wise; after, you are wise. In between you are otherwise. David Zindell
Yes there are times when you regret your decisions but we all have to make them without the power of hindsight. Roland Gift
Hindsight is gained through experience. Ellen Hopkins
Hindsight is not necessarily the best guide to understanding what really happened. The past is often as distorted by hindsight as it is clarified by it. Amos Elon
In hindsight everything is much clearer. Bart Cummings
Hindsight is illuminating but not always what we want to see. Kylie Minogue
To fulfill your vision, you must have hindsight, insight and foresight. Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Hindsight is always easier than the dreadful moment of decision. Richelle E. Goodrich
Hindsight is a double-edged sword. Too much of it and the past seems inevitable, With too little hindsight, a panoramic perspective is impossible. Lance B. Kurke
Hindsight can be merciless. People of any given era often look back in time and wonder how their predecessors could have been so dimwitted. James Balog
The inevitable effect of a biographer's hindsight is to belittle the subject's foresight. Clive James
Hindsight is a wonderful thing. David Beckham
If hindsight of some women was as good as their foresight, they wouldn't be wearing slacks. Anonymous
Hindsight is good, foresight is better; but second sight is best of all. Evan Esar
Hindsight plays tricks on our minds. Jeremy Siegel