Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.
Over-preparation is the foe of inspiration
Preparation, I have often said, is rightly two-thirds of any venture.
Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories.
Over-preparation is the foe of inspiration.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation -- veneer isn't worth anything.
Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter's or sculptor's work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God's spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts.
Spectacular achievement is always preceded by spectacular preparation.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work learning from failure.
Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
Be ready when opportunity comes...Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet.
Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
Don't waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it.
No man ever reached to excellence in any one art or profession without having passed through the slow and painful process of study and preparation
Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.
For one human being to love another human being: that is perhaps the most difficult task that has been entrusted to us, the ultimate task, the final test and proof, the work for which all other work is merely preparation . . . Loving does not at first mean merging, surrendering, and uniting with another person--it is a high inducement for the individual to ripen . . . to become world in himself for the sake of another person; it is a great, demanding claim on him, something that chooses him and calls him to vast distances.
The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work superbly well.
No man not inspired can make a good speech without preparation
An individual's self-concept is the core of his personality. It affects every aspect of human behavior: the ability to learn, the capacity to grow and change. A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success in life.
One important key to success is self confidence. An important key to self confidence is preparation.
The tendency of an event to occur varies inversely with one's preparation for it.
The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.