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Need exact words for phrase

Posted by ESC on November 19, 2002

In Reply to: Need exact words for phrase posted by Buzz on November 19, 2002

: I need the right words and reference to the phrase that sounds something like this, "look to the past to forsee the future". It is for a technical presentation on emerging technology in the computer field and I want to use this line. Any help is appreciated.

There are several dealing with this subject. Here's two:

"What is past is prologue." Shakespeare, "The Tempest."

"The best of prophets of the future is the past." Lord Byron, "Journal," 1821.