An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





I run on the road, long before I dance under the lights.


Muhammad Ali (1942-, American boxer)


The most prepared are the most dedicated.


Raymond Berry (1933-, American football player)


Knowing that his past actions may try to overwhelm him, the devotee must be prepared to combat them. God will give him the strength: His Name will be an impenetrable armor. It will save him from all the consequences.


Swami Brahmananda (1854-1922, Indian religious figure)


The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.


H. Jackson Brown Jr. (1940-, American author, "Life's Little Instruction Book" series)


You can't push anyone up the ladder unless he is ready to climb himself.


Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919, American industrialist, philanthropist)


First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.


Dale Carnegie (1888-1955, American trainer, author, "How to Win Friends and Influence People")


To be prepared against surprise is to be trained. To be prepared for surprise is to be educated.


James Carse


When ye are prepared for a thing, the opportunity to use it presents itself.


Edgar Cayce (1877-1945, American psychic medium)


When you're prepared, you're more confident. When you have a strategy, you're more comfortable.


Fred Couples (1959-, American golfer)


The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.


Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881, British statesman, Prime Minister)


Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing.


Wayne Dyer (1940-, American  psychotherapist, author, lecturer)

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For the want of a nail, the shoe was lose; for the want of a shoe the horse was lose; and for the want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy, all for the want of care about a horseshoe nail.


Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790, American scientist, publisher, diplomat)


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


Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915, American author, publisher)


It's better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.


Jackie Joyner-Kersee (1962-, American track athlete)


For all your days be prepared, and meet them ever alike. When you are the anvil, bear -- when you are the hammer, strike.


Edwin Markham (1852-1940, American poet and editor)


For all your days be prepared, and meet them ever alike. When you are the anvil, bear -- when you are the hammer, strike.


Edwin Markham (1852-1940, American poet and editor)


If you are prepared, you will be confident, and will do the job.


Tom Landry (1924-, American football player, coach)


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


George MacDonald (1824-1905, Scottish novelist)


Unless you have prepared yourself to profit by your chance, the opportunity will only make you ridiculous. A great occasion is valuable to you just in proportion as you have educated yourself to make use of it.


Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924, American author, founder of Success Magazine)


You win not by chance, but by preparation.


Roger Maris (1934-1985, American baseball player)


What I do is prepare myself until I know I can do what I have to do.


Joe Namath (1943-, American football player)


The person who is well prepared has already won half of the battle.


Portuguese Proverb (Sayings of Portuguese origin)


One of life's most painful moments comes when we must admit that we didn't do our homework, that we are not prepared.


Merlin Olsen (1940-, American football player, sports broadcaster, actor)


The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.


Joe Paterno (1926-, American football coach)


All seems infected that the infected spy, as all looks yellow to the jaundiced eye.


Alexander Pope (1688-1744, British poet, critic, translator)


Thorough preparation makes its own luck.


Joe Poyer


Tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.


African Proverb (Sayings of African origin)


The tiger crouches before he leaps upon his prey.


American Proverb (Sayings of American origin)


In the planting season visitors come singly, and in harvest time they come in crowds.


Australian Proverb


No child was ever born without having been conceived.


Burmese Proverb


When it rains, collect the water.


Burmese Proverb


If you are going to go where corn grows, take a cutting tool with you.


Ethiopian Proverb (Sayings of Ethiopian origin)


An enemy that is surprised is already half-defeated.


German Proverb (Sayings of German origin)


A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures in the doctor's book.


Irish Proverb (Sayings of Irish origin)


Dislodging a green nut from it's shell is almost impossible, but let it dry and the lightest tap will do it.


Sri Ramakrishna (1836-1886, Indian mystic)


You don't run twenty-six miles at five minutes a mile on good looks and a secret recipe.


Frank Shorter (1947-, German-born American marathon runner)


Preparing mentally takes more out of you than the physical aspect of it.


Summer Sanders


Spectacular achievement is always preceded by spectacular preparation.


Robert H. Schuller (1926-, American minister, author, social leader)


The tendency of an event to occur varies inversely with one's preparation for it.


David Searles


Trust in your preparation.


Davie Sheppard


The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.


Sun Tzu (c 400-430 BC, Chinese military strategist, author of "Art of War")


Shape your heart to front the hour, but dream not that the hours will last.


Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892, British poet)


Look for the best, prepare for the worst, and take what comes.


Author Unknown


Today's preparation determines tomorrow's achievement.


Author Unknown


The success of your presentation will be judged not by the knowledge you send but by what the listener receives.


Lily Walters


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