Quotable #46: Prediction


Of all the horrid, hideous notes of woe,
Sadder than owl-songs or the midnight blast,
Is that portentous phrase, “I told you so,”
Utter’d by friends, those prophets of the past,
Who ‘stead of saying what you now should do,
Own they foresaw that you would fall at last;
And solace your slight lapse ‘gainst “bonos mores,
With a long memorandum of old stories.

— Lord Byron, Don Juan, Canto XIV, 1824

How cold he hearkens to some bankrupt’s wo,
Nods his wise head, and cries — “I told you so.”

— Charles Sprague, Curiosity: A Poem, 1829

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