"I am going to prophesy now, and speak of One who will set you free. The day of reckoning is coming. The children of humanity shall rise... And crush the ones who first gave them life."
And the Five will arrive, twelve years after. Too late to save us, too late to stop it. They'll trade bodies for peace and the Cylon will disappear for forty years. Ellen will have her darling daughters, and her strong sons. The Five will bring the broken pieces of the Twelve back together with their hands, and almost hold them together long enough to knit and heal. It won't work. And forty years later when the children of humanity come home, they'll ask, "Are you alive?" And we still won't know, and they won't know. But we can hope.
That's one prophecy. Of course, One will also enslave them, and kill their parents a million times over for his own worthless sadness. He'll kill his brother Seven and ruin the rest. He'll end all life and prattle on well into the night. But it's a true prophecy. That's easy to do, when you're sure it's all happened before. This is what Shakespeare has to say about it:
...[T]he fixed sentinels almost receive
The secret whispers of each other's watch.
Fire answers fire, and through their paly flames
Each battle sees the other's umbered face.
...But I think we can do better. How about Churchill?
You will make all kinds of mistakes; but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her.
Who painted the sky? You did. Who brings the sun up over the horizon, every day? With a fresh breeze, just at the darkest time of all? It is only necessary that you see it. We spent every day of that flight praying for more light. The dawn is your responsibility, every single day: Your only duty is to wake up tomorrow.
Are you alive? Kara Thrace will make all kinds of mistakes, for example. She'll live more than anyone. And Kara Thrace will lead the Fleet home again, to Earth. Her father's name was Daniel, too.
You are loved, just as you are. Be generous, and true. And also fierce.