Prediction

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...if you make a great number of predictions, the ones that were wrong will soon be forgotten, and the ones that turn out to be true will make you famous. ~ Malcolm Gladwell
For a list of failed predictions, see incorrect predictions.

A prediction (or forecast) is a statement about the way things will happen in the future.

Quotes[edit]

  • ...if you make a great number of predictions, the ones that were wrong will soon be forgotten, and the ones that turn out to be true will make you famous.
    Malcolm Gladwell (2007-11-12). Dangerous Minds: Criminal profiling made easy.. The New Yorker. Retrieved on 2008-01-01.

Disputed[edit]

  • Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.
    • Attributed to Niels Bohr in Teaching and Learning Elementary Social Studies (1970) by Arthur K. Ellis, p. 431
    • The above quote is also attributed to various humourists and the Danish poet Piet Hein: "det er svært at spå - især om fremtiden"
    • It is also attributed to Danish cartoonist Storm P (Robert Storm Petersen).
    • The Danish source, used by Bohr and Petersen, has been traced back to Markus M. Ronner in 1918 by lundskovdk-citater.

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