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Preparation is never lost time. The seeds you plant today will bring a harvest tomorrow.
Sarah Wehrli

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation--veneer isn’t worth anything.

George Washington Carver

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

William Osler

For it is we who must pray for our daily bread, and if He grants it to us, it is only through our labour, our skill and preparation.


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

George MacDonald

Winter is pause in music, but during the pause the musicians are privately tuning their strings, to prepare for the coming outburst.

Alexander Smith

Only someone who is well prepared has the opportunity to improvise.

Ingmar Bergman

Affliction is often that thing which prepares an ordinary person for some sort of an extraordinary destiny.

C.S. Lewis

The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

Proverbs 16:1

You 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

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Zona Gale

There’s no harm in hoping for the best as long as you’re prepared for the worst.

Stephen King

Sorrow prepares you for joy.


I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

Abraham Lincoln

Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The best possible way to prepare for tomorrow is to concentrate with all your intelligence, all your enthusiasm, on doing today’s work superbly today. That is the only possible way you can prepare for the future.

Dale Carnegie

One cannot be prepared for something while secretly believing it will not happen.

Nelson Mandela

Achievement is talent plus preparation.

Malcolm Gladwell

A daydreamer is prepared for most things.

Joyce Carol Oates

You can do anything in this world if you are prepared to take the consequences.

W. Somerset Maugham

Man is born to live, not to prepare to live.

Boris Pasternak

Never try to be better than someone else. Learn from others, and try to be the best you can be. Success is the by-product of that preparation.

John Wooden