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Preparation Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Preparation.

Take time to sharpen the saw.
- Steven Covey

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Motivational Renewal

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

Luck is preparation meeting opportunity.
- Seneca

 

Success depends upon previous preparation,
and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
- Confucius

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

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

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There is no short cut to achievement.
Life requires thorough preparation -
veneer isn't worth anything.
- George Washington Carver

Education is not a preparation for life;
education is life itself.
- John Dewey

It is only after years of preparation that the young
artist should touch color -
not color used descriptively,
that is, but as a means of personal expression.
- Henri Matisse

Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens.
A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not
suddenly become filled on retirement.
- Dwight L. Moody

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
- Gail Godwin

Education is a social process.
Education is growth.
Education is, not a preparation for life;
education is life itself.
- John Dewey

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

Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.
- Bobby Unser

No man not inspired can make a good speech without preparation.
- Daniel Webster

Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will.
- James Monroe

Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.
- Robert H. Schuller

Education, therefore, is a process of living and not
a preparation for future living.
- John Dewey

For every fresh stage in our lives we need a fresh education,
and there is no stage for which so little educational
preparation is made as that which follows the reproductive period.
- Havelock Ellis

The more complicated and powerful the job,
the more rudimentary the preparation for it.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

A happy childhood...
is the worst possible preparation for life.
- Kinky Friedman

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

The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation,
explanation, showing, observation and supervision.
- Bruce Barton

You had better live your best and act your best and think your best today;
for today is the sure preparation for tomorrow and
all the other tomorrows that follow.
- Harriet Martineau

I always say if you've seen good acting on television,
those actors are really good.
Because there's just not enough time.
You don't have any preparation.
- Sasha Alexander

I had two sisters, and we would love to get dressed
up and pretend that we were chic,
sophisticated ladies.
And I think that was a great sort of preparation,
in a way.
- Suzanne Farrell

Life is the only art that we are required to practice without preparation,
and without being allowed the preliminary trials,
the failures and botches, that are essential for training.
- Lewis Mumford

When you get to that level, it's not a matter of talent anymore -
because all the players are so talented -
it's about preparation,
about playing smart and making good decisions.
- Hakeem Olajuwon

Luck is where opportunity meets preparation.
- Denzel Washington

There is no fundamental difference between the preparation
for death and the practice of dying,
and spiritual practice leading to enlightenment.
- Stanislav Grof

Fundamental preparation is always effective.
Work on those parts of your game that are fundamentally weak.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I don't remember the first half of my life.
All I say is a happy childhood is the worst possible preparation for life.
- Kinky Friedman

Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet.
- Pierre Trudeau

When you coach as long as I did, you can't help but miss those Saturdays -
dealing with the players,
the game preparation, the challenges,
the excitement.
- Tom Osborne

A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to
fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind,
and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.
- Howard Crosby

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
- Darrell Royal

Ninety percent of the preparation we do as actors is just jive.
It doesn't do anything.
- William H. Macy

Training is such a vital part of preparation for a game,
you really do train to play.
It tops up your ability, like sharpening a carving knife.
You can get away with not doing it for a while,
as long as you have reached a certain standard of fitness.
- Graeme Le Saux

Running a school where the students all succeed,
even if some students have to help others to make the grade,
is good preparation for democracy.
- William Glasser

My favorite part is the preparation because you read on the page,
you get this character.
- Ashley Scott

I don't come in with any preconceived ideas,
and although I will have done some preparation,
I can go which way the director wants.
- Jacqueline Bisset

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

Document preparation systems will also require large screen displays.
- Bill Joy

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

But to me the bottom line is the more education you can give yourself,
and the more preparation you can do,
the less chance of failing.
- Stuart Pearce

The Australian tour was good for us;
it was ideal preparation for us.
- Sachin Tendulkar

It is a grave matter to enter a war,
without adequate military preparation;
it may prove fatal to come into peace,
without moral and religious preparation.
- Louis Finkelstein

I used to run to school, 10k every day.
And this at altitude, perfect preparation,
really.
- Haile Gebrselassie

The preparation I had in college was the most valuable.
- Hayden Fry

The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work superbly well.
- William Osler

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

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

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

Stretching was a major part of my preparation.
- Edwin Moses

I never struggled with injury problems because of my preparation -
in particular my stretching.
- Edwin Moses

So many actors have sheer guts, will,
and determination; they just need some preparation.
- John Ratzenberger

Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul,
a capacity, a secret art of thinking,
feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.
- Herman Hesse

I believe success is preparation, because opportunity
is going to knock on your door sooner or later but
are you prepared to answer that?
- Omar Epps

I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.
- Oprah Winfrey

I'm not one to dwell on rehearsal or preparation.
- Patrice Leconte

Four months of preparation and about 12 hours of shooting
turned into about 30 seconds of screen time.
- Wentworth Miller

I always feel I can play a role - just give me the
time to do the preparation and I'll be it.
- Mira Sorvino

A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

I've learned over the years that it doesn't matter
where you pitch in the rotation.
For me, preparation is everything.
- Cory Lidle

Man is created to be God's deputy on earth and it is
important to realize the obligation to rid ourselves
of all illusions and to make our lives a preparation for the next life.
- Cat Stevens

Good luck is a residue of preparation.
- Jack Youngblood

In times of peace, the war party insists on making preparation for war.
As soon as prepared for, it insists on making war.
- Robert M. La Follette

With my personal preparation at the piano,
I can afford to hum at half voice.
- Placido Domingo

There is no obstacle in the path of young people who
are poor or members of minority groups that hard work
and preparation cannot cure.
- Barbara Jordan

I'm a big believer in the fact that life is about preparation,
preparation, preparation.
- Johnnie Cochran


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