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Quotes About Planning

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Allen Saunders
“Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.”
Allen Saunders

J.R.R. Tolkien
“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Benjamin Franklin
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
Benjamin Franklin

Gloria Steinem
“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.”
Gloria Steinem

William Gibson
“The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed.

The Economist, December 4, 2003
William Gibson

Gordon B. Hinckley
“You can't plow a field simply by turning it over in your mind.”
Gordon B. Hinckley

Yogi Berra
“If you don't know where you are going,
you'll end up someplace else.”
Yogi Berra

Abraham Lincoln
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
Abraham Lincoln

Dwight D. Eisenhower
“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Chaim Potok
“…everything has a past. Everything – a person, an object, a word, everything. If you don’t know the past, you can’t understand the present and plan properly for the future.”
Chaim Potok, Davita's Harp

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.”
― Mike Tyson

Jarod Kintz
“I’ve got a sizeable retirement nest egg. It’s an ostrich egg, and it’s going to make an omelet so big that it’ll produce enough leftovers for decades.
”
Jarod Kintz, The Days of Yay are Here! Wake Me Up When They're Over.

Warren Buffett
“Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
Warren Buffett

Peter F. Drucker
“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.”
Peter F. Drucker

Doris Lessing
“I am a person who continually destroys the possibilities of a future because of the numbers of alternative viewpoints I can focus on the present.”
Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook

Rick Riordan
“Always, Always have a plan”
Rick Riordan

Jack Campbell
“I need to stop getting into situations where all my options are potentially bad.”
Jack Campbell, Dauntless

Robert Burns
“The best laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft agley.”
Robert Burns, The Works of Robert Burns

Steve Maraboli
“If you don’t know exactly where you’re going, how will you know when you get there?”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“Your biggest enemy is the unknown and assumptions.”
― LTG Christianson

Arthur C. Clarke
“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, 2010: Odyssey Two

Susan Gregg Gilmore
“It's a funny thing, how much time we spend planning our lives. We so convince ourselves of what we want to do, that sometimes we don't see what we're meant to do.”
Susan Gregg Gilmore, Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen

Steve Maraboli
“When you establish a destination by defining what you want, then take physical action by making choices that move you towards that destination, the possibility for success is limitless and arrival at the destination is inevitable.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Robert Burns
“The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men,
Gang aft agley.
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy!

(To A Mouse)
Robert Burns, The Works of Robert Burns

Kelly Cutrone
“If you don't have a well-thought out dream, you can start by figuring out where you want to go. If you cannot see yourself fairly or accurately represented in the community you live (from restaurants to department stores to clothing choices to conversations at the dinner table) and nothing there makes you feel awake or alive, I suggest you start doing some research on some other communities.”
Kelly Cutrone

Hillary Rodham Clinton
“Fail to plan, plan to fail.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Living History

Rose Tremain
“In the planning stage of a book, don't plan the ending. It has to be earned by all that will go before it.”
Rose Tremain

“Failing to plan is planning to fail”
Alan Lakein

Catherynne M. Valente
“She must protect herself. There would be no one to do it for her. A plan started to prick up its ears inside her, slowly, but getting stronger.”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

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