Preparation Quotes

Imperfect preparation gives rise to the thousand-fold forms that express physical and mental inferiority and insecurity.

Alfred Adler

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today

Elbert Hubbard

Thorough preparation makes its own luck.

Joe Poyer

Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control.

Richard Kline

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

William Osler

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.

Rainer Maria Rilke

For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.

Rainer Maria Rilke

It is only by softening and disguising dead flesh by culinary preparation that it is rendered susceptible of mastication or digestion, and that the sight of its bloody juices and raw horror does not excite intolerable loathing and disgust.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

George Washington Carver

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.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.


Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.

Oprah Winfrey

Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.

Robert H. Schuller

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


Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.

Jane Austen
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