Planning Quotes

Most popular planning quotes

You can never plan the future by the past.

future the past time

No plan survives first contact with the enemy.
The best-laid schemes o' mice and men
Gang aft a-gley.
Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood.


Amazing how many hours slip by while planning how to use your time!

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To be practical, any plan must take account of the enemy's power to frustrate it.
Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.
In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
Strategic planning does not deal with future decisions.  It deals with the futurity of present decisions.
The infirmity of human nature renders all plans precarious in the execution in proportion as they are extensive in design.
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.


The trouble with organizing a thing is that pretty soon folks get to paying more attention to the organization than to what they're organized for.