Planner Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old planner quotes, planner sayings, and planner proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


A plan is the transport medium which conveys a person from the station of dreams to the destination of success. Goals are the transport fees.     

Israelmore Ayivor

A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.     

George S. Patton

The planner is a potential dictator who wants to deprive all other people of the power to plan and act according to their own plans. He aims at one thing only: the exclusive absolute preeminence of his own plan.     

Ludwig Von Mises

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.     

Benjamin Franklin

All human plans [are] subject to ruthless revision by Nature, or Fate, or whatever one preferred to call the powers behind the Universe.     

Arthur C. Clarke

Planning your life is one way to ensure you are on the winning side more than the losing one.     

Steven Redhead

Strategic planning for the future is the most hopeful indication of our increasing social intelligence.     

William H. Hastie

The more the plans fail, the more the planners plan.     

Ronald Reagan

Planning is a skill and an art which takes a lifetime to master.     

Paddick Van Zyl

There are dreamers and there are planners; the planners make their dreams come true.     

Edwin Louis Cole

To succeed, planning alone is insufficient. One must improvise as well.     

Isaac Asimov

If your priorities don't get scheduled into your planner, other people's priorities will get put into your planner.     

Robin Sharma

When a planner speaks of implementing goals rationally, he implies that it is possible to demonstrate logically and experimentally the relationship between the proposed means and the ends they are intended to further.     

Alan A. Altshuler

A plan is a list of actions arranged in whatever sequence is thought likely to achieve an objective.     

John Argenti

An evil plan does mischief to the planner.     

Hesiod

Plan your next action and next action will plan your life trajectory     

Myra Yadav

When we deal with cities we are dealing with life at its most complex and intense. Planners are guided by principles derived from the behaviour and appearance of suburbs, tuberculosis sanatoria, fairs and imaginary dream cities - from anything but cities themselves.     

Jane Jacobs

Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.     

Alan Lakein

Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential.     

Winston Churchill

The plan isn't working because we aren't working the plan     

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.     

Thomas La Mance

Plans can break down. You cannot plan the future. Only presumptuous fools plan. The wise man steers.     

Terry Pratchett

You don't always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.     

Mandy Hale

To make plans and not make good use of them is like “betraying your success helpmate” after getting to know him. Make plans, get prepared, but let the work be done.     

Israelmore Ayivor

In the planning and designing of new communities, housing projects, and urban renewal, the planners both private and public, need to give explicit consideration to the kind of world that is being created for the children who will be growing up in these settings. Particular attention should be given to the opportunities which the environment presents or precludes for involvement of children both older and younger than themselves.     

Urie Bronfenbrenner

To escape the cycle of tragedy, we (searchers) have to be tough on the ideas of the planners, even while we salute their goodwill.     

William Easterly

No matter what the work you are doing, be always ready to drop it. And plan it, so as to be able to leave it.     

Leo Tolstoy

A designer is a planner with an aesthetic sense.     

Bruno Munari

The state of convenience lies in the hands of proper planning. When you know this, you will become a good planner; and when you become a good planner, you save your life from stress!     

Israelmore Ayivor

Plan strategically and strike it once to win. You can achieve maximum dues with minimum dice if only you are willing to clearly calculate and throw your efforts with optimism     

Israelmore Ayivor