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.     


Hindsight is good, foresight is better; but second sight is best of all.     

Evan Esar

Hindsight plays tricks on our minds.     

Jeremy Siegel