Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Category: Preparation.

The repository contains 15 quotes in the category “Preparation.”

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my axe.

President Abraham Lincoln
1809 — 1865

To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.

President George Washington
1732 — 1799

In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower
1890 — 1969

Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.

Thomas Edison
1847 — 1931

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.

Alexander Graham Bell
1847 — 1922

The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today’s work superbly well.

Sir William Osler
1849 — 1919

If practice makes perfect, and no one’s perfect, then why practice?

Billy Corgan
1967 —     

Plan backward as well as forward. Set objectives and trace back to see how to achieve them. You may find that no path can get you there. Plan forward to see where your steps will take you, which may not be clear or intuitive.

Secretary Donald Rumsfeld
1932 —     

Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.

John Wooden
1910 — 2010

Luck is opportunity met by preparation -- and to be prepared or unprepared is a personal choice.

Neal Boortz
1945 —     

Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof.

The Bible

Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity.

Oprah Winfrey
1954 —     

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.

104? B.C. — 1065

He who would leap high must take a long run.

Danish Proverb

The nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise and is not preceded by a period of anxiety.

John Preston
1809 — 1891