Preparedness Sayings and Quotes

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


The preparation is what allows the success to happen naturally.     

Jake Arrieta

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.     

Benjamin Franklin

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

William Osler

You must prepare for success even if there is no indication of it. You must prepare for success even if you have become accustomed to failure. You must prepare for success even if nobody in your life ever achieved anything. Take time to prepare hard.     

John Ndeere

Most people fail in life because they were not prepared for the opportunities when they appeared.     

Orrin Woodward

Preparedness is the ultimate confidence builder.     

Vince Lombardi

Preparedness and punctuality are two of the most important qualities of a leader.     

John Andreas Widtsoe

You can't prepare for the details of every single possible thing that might come your way in the future, because the future is uncertain.     

Auliq Ice

Peace is our goal but preparedness is the price we must pay.     

Omar N. Bradley

Preparation doesn't assures victory, it assures confidence.     

Amit Kalantri

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

George Macdonald

What you are prepared to do in order to achieve what you want is the only cost involved in achieving that goal.     

Steven Redhead

Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.     

Bobby Unser

With adequate planning, passion and perseverance, you can achieve the God-given goals.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Doing your preparation in advance and then letting your brain process the information while you sleep helps to cement this information in your memory making it easier to access the next day.     

Tricia Alach

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

Elbert Hubbard

Preparedness never caused a war and unpreparedness never prevented one.     

Florence Prag Kahn

Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.     

George S. Patton

The better you're prepared, the better chance you'll have at staying on top of everything that is coming your way.     

Colin Adams

Be prepared for trouble. Don't fall apart when trouble strikes.     

Carl Sommer

The fear of losing anything is the inability to prepare for the best.     

Michael Bassey Johnson

Preparation through education is less costly than learning through tragedy.     

Max Mayfield

Preparedness, when properly pursued, is a way of life, not a sudden, spectacular program.     

Spencer W. Kimball

Despair is most often the offspring of ill-preparedness.     

Don Williams, Jr

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

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

William Osler

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.     

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.     

Zig Ziglar

There's only one way to assure consistently good work. That is consistently thorough preparation.     

Andrew Loomis

Preparation is what allows the teacher to truly inspire. Preparation is in knowing exactly how the lesson plan will flow. It's in knowing what questions to ask and what answers to give.     

Shawn L. Anderson