Afterthought Sayings and Quotes

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

Every thought is an afterthought.     

Hannah Arendt

Afterthought makes the first resolve a liar.     


After mischance, everyone is wise.     

French Proverb

We will not have peace by afterthought.     

Norman Cousins

Forethought spares afterthought     

Amelia E. Barr

When the calf is drowned, they cover the well.     

Dutch Proverb

When the war is over then comes help.     

Roman Proverb

Second thoughts are ever wiser.     


Too late is it to be on one’s guard, to exercise caution, when plunged in misfortune.     


After the sour comes the sweet.     

Dutch Proverb

He builds the dam after the flood.     

Burmese Proverb

After the act wishing is in vain.     

French Proverb