Preparation Sayings and Quotes

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

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.     

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.     

Alexander Graham Bell

Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will.     

James Monroe

The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.     

Tony Robbins

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

George Macdonald

Thorough preparation makes its own luck.     

Joe Poyer

Today's preparation determines tomorrow's achievement.     


My preparation is always mediation and deep breathing. And the rubbing of my hands together just gets my energy going.     

John Edward

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.     

Benjamin Franklin

Preparation eradicates cowardice, which we define as the failure to act in the midst of fear.     

Veronica Roth

Over-preparation is the foe of inspiration.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

The best possible preparation for the future is a well lived present.     

George H. Brimhall

Meticulous planning will enable everything a man does to appear spontaneous.     

Mark Caine

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

Alan Lakein

Planning ahead is a measure of class. The rich and even the middle class plan for future generations, but the poor can plan ahead only a few weeks or days.     

Gloria Steinem

Long-range planning does not deal with future decisions, but with the future of present decisions.     

Peter Drucker

Be over prepared so that you wont under perform.     

Gary Mack

Proper preparation prevents poor performance.     

Charlie Batch

Prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience, so that you can make the most of opportunity when it occurs.     

Mario Andretti

Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.     

Dwight L. Moody

Some people are making such thorough preparation for rainy days that they aren't enjoying today's sunshine.     

William Feather

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

Alfred Adler

Preparation is the be-all of good trial work. Everything else-felicity of expression, improvisational brilliance-is a satellite around the sun. Thorough preparation is that sun.     

Louis Nizer

The best possible preparation of success is empower yourself with trust in self capabilities.     

Anil Sinha

A good preparation takes longer than the delivery.     

E. Kim Nebeuts

He who is best prepared can best serve his moment of inspiration.     

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Preparation is the key to leadership success. The more prepared you are the less your struggle to make it happen and the more your effectiveness!     

Israelmore Ayivor

Preparation doesn't assures victory, it assures confidence.     

Amit Kalantri

You cannot move forward in any project, or task, career, relationship or changing a habit unless you plan. And, preparation is not the end but only the beginning.     

Byron Pulsifer

Prepare while others are daydreaming.     

William Arthur Ward