Preparation proverbs

Sayings about Preparation

To win a war quickly takes long preparation. ~ Latin Proverbs

You must be fully prepared to lose a great deal in order to make a great deal. ~ Traditional Proverb

When one is prepared, difficulties do not come. ~ Traditional Proverb

To make preparations does not spoil the trip. ~ Guinean Proverbs

There is a time to fish and a time to prepare the fish. ~ Chinese Proverb

A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures in the doctor’s book. ~ Irish Proverbs

If the time has passed, there is no point in preparing. ~ Yemeni Proverbs

In the planting season visitors come singly, and in harvest time they come in crowds. ~ Australian Proverbs

The person who is well prepared has already won half of the battle. ~ Portuguese Proverbs

The day you are leaving is not the time to start your preparations. ~ Nigerian Proverb

Prepare yourself for when the water comes up to your knees. ~ Congolese Proverb

An enemy that is surprised is already half-defeated. ~ German Proverbs

Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. ~ English Proverbs

Tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. ~ African Proverb

Before you prepare to improve the world, look around your own house three times. ~ Chinese Proverb

No child was ever born without having been conceived. ~ Burmese Proverbs

The tiger crouches before he leaps upon his prey. ~ American Proverbs

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Quotations about Preparation

There is always a part of my mind that is preparing for the worst, and another part of my mind that believes if I prepare enough for it, the worst won’t happen. ~ Kay R. Jamison

In all matters, before beginning, a diligent preparation should be made. ~ Cicero

You don’t get lucky without preparation, and there’s no sense in being prepared if you’re not open to the possibility of a glorious accident. ~ Twyla Tharp

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. ~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Really solid preparation is what enables you to do work that is good enough to meet even the most rigorous standards. ~ Mark Lamendola

Without clear, attainable preparedness goals, it is difficult to make progress in any arena. ~ Tillie K. Fowler

Confidence and courage come through preparation and practice. ~ Author Unknown

The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand. ~ Sun Tzu

A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success. ~ Dr. Joyce Brothers

You have to prepare physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually to conquer any mountain. ~ Lailah Gift Akita

When ye are prepared for a thing, the opportunity to use it presents itself. ~ Edgar Cayce

I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” ~ Muhammad Ali

Why not seize pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation! ~ Jane Austen

Any preparation is better than no preparation. ~ Tylor Ritz

The tendency of an event to occur varies inversely with one’s preparation for it. ~ David Searles

The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. ~ Joe Paterno

Being prepared is not about the typical day, it is about the exceptionally bad day. ~ Arthur Bradley

Preparing mentally takes more out of you than the physical aspect of it. ~ Summer Sanders

In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind. ~ Louis Pasteur

Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

I will prepare and some day my chance will come. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Being prepared does not make the crisis disappear! Even if you’re ready, it’s still there, only in more manageable proportions. ~ Barbara Salsbury

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. ~ Elmer G. Letterman

There is no such thing as luck. There is only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with a statistical universe. ~ Robert A. Heinlein

Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

God does not work in all hearts alike, but according to the preparation and sensitivity He finds in each. ~ Meister Eckhart

Being prepared is the key to success and if your aim is achievable, recordable, measurable and sustainable then you are on the right track for permanent results. ~ Wayne Lambert

Leaders don’t venture without vision. They don’t pray without plans. They don’t climb without clues. They are always prepared. ~ Israelmore Ayivor

Today’s preparation determines tomorrow’s achievement. ~ Author Unknown

Some people are making such thorough preparation for rainy days that they aren’t enjoying today’s sunshine. ~ William Feather

Why should we look to the past in order to prepare for the future? Because there is nowhere else to look. ~ James Burk

The best preparation for the future is the present well seen to, and the last duty done. ~ George MacDonald

Being prepared is about anticipating what comes next and getting ready for it. If there is a barrier to the next step or some action that needs to happen, it’s you who has to make sure it does. ~ Tony Rea

I don’t know a better preparation for life than a love of poetry and a good digestion. ~ Zona Gale

Great things were going to happen in my life, and I had to do my part by preparing myself and being ready. ~ Ben Carson

What I do is prepare myself until I know I can do what I have to do. ~ Joe Namath

When you’re prepared, you’re more confident. When you have a strategy, you’re more comfortable. ~ Fred Couples

Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control. ~ Richard Kline

One of life’s most painful moments comes when we must admit that we didn’t do our homework, that we are not prepared. ~ Merlin Olsen

The best preparation for a better life next year is a full, complete, harmonious, joyous life this year. ~ Thomas Dreier

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes. ~ Zig Ziglar

Thorough preparation makes its own luck. ~ Joe Poyer

Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation. ~ Author Unknown

It takes one hour of preparation for each minute of presentation time. ~ Wayne Burgraff

The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck. ~ Anthony Robbins

Be prepared. ~ Rober Baden-Powell

It’s better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret. ~ Jackie Joyner-Kersee

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. ~ Arthur Ashe

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. ~ Author Unknown

Spectacular achievement is always preceded by spectacular preparation. ~ Robert H. Schuller

Look for the best, prepare for the worst, and take what comes. ~ Author Unknown

He who is not prepared today, will be less so tomorrow. ~ Ovid

You win not by chance, but by preparation. ~ Roger Maris

In all things success depends on previous preparation, and without such previous preparation there is sure to be failure. ~ Confucius

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. ~ Wolin L. Powell

Life is a long preparation for something that never happens. ~ William Butler Yeats

If you are prepared, you will be confident, and will do the job. ~ Tom Landry

Today is the best preparation for what tomorrow may bring. ~ Author Unknown

He who is well prepared has half won the battle. ~ Andrada

The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision. ~ Harold Hook

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater. ~ Gail Godwin

A soldier who makes too much preparation for defeat, is half defeated before the action. ~ Admiral Farragut

Trust in your preparation. ~ Davie Sheppard

Be ready when opportunity comes. Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet. ~ Roy D. Chapin Jr.

Sadly … in a world where nothing is sacred, being prepared is everything. ~ Stephanie Bergmann

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today. ~ Elbert Hubbard

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