Preparation Quotes

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Dig the well before you are thirsty.
— Chinese proverb

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Achievement is talent plus preparation.

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Thorough preparation makes its own luck.


Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.


Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.

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Remember, if you fail to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind.
The spectacular is always preceded by a long period of unspectacular preparation.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it's not all mixed up.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.

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Why not seize the pleasure at once?  How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!
I felt as if I were walking with destiny, and that all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour and this trial.
Life requires thorough preparation.  Veneer isn't worth anything; we must disabuse our people of the idea that there is a short cut to achievement.


The sweet reward for preparation often does not come in the youthful twenties or staid thirties. It arrives—with accrued interest—in the mature years.
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 the training of a mere beginner.