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Prepared Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Prepared Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Related topics: Wisdom Live-By

I am prepared to die, but there is no cause
for which I am prepared to kill.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

 

Be prepared for life -
to live happily and without regret,
knowing that you have done your best.
- the Boy Scout Handbook

If anyone is crazy enough to want to kill
a president of the United States, he can do it.
All he must be prepared to do is give his life for the president's.
- John F. Kennedy

I think men who have a pierced ear
are better prepared for marriage.
They've experienced pain and bought jewelry.
- Rita Rudner


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I am prepared to meet my Maker.
Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal
of meeting me is another matter.
- Winston Churchill

Although prepared for martyrdom,
I preferred that it be postponed.
- Winston Churchill

I am trying to own my own opinions
and offer what I know as an option,
just as I would present a tray of appetizers for my guests.
Here are several choices that I have created -
if one looks good you are welcome to take it.
In other words, I am training myself to say,
"May I tell you how it is for me?"
When I ask the question, it means waiting
for the invitation to share.
It also means being prepared for my friend to say,
"No." They don't want to know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
- Malcolm X

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
- John Wooden

Don't prepare the path for the child,
prepare the child for the path.
- Anonymous

The Paradox Of Living In The Moment is -
How To Be Happy Today AND Prepare For Tomorrow
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

The object of education is to prepare the young
to educate themselves throughout their lives.
- Robert M. Hutchins

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
- Abraham Lincoln

You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
- Albert Einstein

Dependence begets subservience and venality,
suffocates the germ of virtue,
and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.
- Thomas Jefferson

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

Let us honor all children,
and put ourselves into service
preparing a magnificent
earthly home for future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm just preparing my impromptu remarks.
- Winston Churchill

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

It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace
only by preparing for war.
- John F. Kennedy

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

Take time to sharpen the saw.
- Steven Covey

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

There is no short cut to achievement.
Life requires thorough preparation -
veneer isn't worth anything.
- George Washington Carver

Luck is preparation meeting opportunity.
- Seneca

There are no secrets to success.
It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
- Colin Powell

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

Success depends upon previous preparation,
and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
- Confucius

Education is not a preparation for life;
education is life itself.
- John Dewey

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

We thought that we had the answers,
it was the questions we had wrong.
- Bono

I have had dreams, and I have had nightmares.
I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.
- Jonas Salk

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is only when we truly know and understand
that we have a limited time on earth
and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up
that we will begin to live each day to the fullest,
as if it were the only one we had.
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No stream rises higher than its source.
Whatever man might build, could never
express or reflect more than he was.
He could record neither more nor less
than he had learned of life.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

How many things there are concerning which we might
well deliberate whether we had better know them.
- Henry David Thoreau

The soul would have no rainbow,
Had the eyes no tears.
- John Vance Cheney

There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors,
and no slave who has not had a king among his.
- Helen Keller

I tried to remember how to exhale.
I had to look away before it came back to me.
- Bella, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer


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