238+ Preparation Quotes for Remarkable Life

Inspirational deep preparation quotes are universal nuggets of wisdom and may help shift your perspective.

Whatever your philosophy about life is, I am sure that one of these profound preparation quotes is sure to resonate with you. Also, they help you structure and reflect upon your daily thoughts and problems.

Here, I’ve rounded up the best powerful preparation quotes:

Best Preparation Quotes

Preparation for tomorrow is hard work today. Bruce Lee

For me, it’s always been about preparation, and the more prepared I can be each week, the less pressure I feel and the more confident I am. As your confidence grows, it’s only natural that the pressure you feel diminishes. Aaron Rodgers

The foundation of confidence in virtually every field is preparation. Brian Tracy

Preparation for life is so important. Luck is what happens when preparedness meets opportunity. Opportunity is all around us. Are you prepared? Earl Nightingale

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

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

I don’t believe in luck, I believe in preparation. Bobby Knight

I run on the road long before I dance under the lights. Muhammad Ali

If you don’t prepare you will repair Bernard Kelvin Clive

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining. John F. Kennedy

Prepare while others are daydreaming. William Arthur Ward

Preparedness is not always about getting it super perfect. It’s about getting into a positive habit and building discipline Janna Cachola

If the love doesn’t last, it prepares you for the one that will. Mandy Hale

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. Alexander Graham Bell

No matter how prepared you are you’re never ready. Jacqueline Lapidus

It’s that preparation that goes into each week. We have a term: ‘Trust your training, trust your teammate, and trust yourself.’ Dan Quinn

Luck is preparation multiplied by opportunity. Seneca the Younger

Preparation for life is so important. Are you prepared? Earl Nightingale

Life is a long preparation for something that never happens. William Butler Yeats

It’s better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one, than to have an opportunity and not be prepared. Les Brown

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You don’t earn a first-class in your final year, you start the process of earning it from your first year. Fela Bank-Olemoh

Real music lovers are actually my favorite kind of people because they like to know, rather than just be told what to think. Prince

You must always be prepared. Opportunities do not schedule appointments. Fela Bank-Olemoh

You can’t predict the future, but you can plan for it. Saji Ijiyemi

Aspirations without preparations will simply give you life full of frustrations. Develop yourself today! Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

My routine is all about preparation. Victor Cruz

I have written a song that says: If you ever lose someone dear to you, never say the words, They’re gone, and they’ll come back. Prince

First, I prepare. Then I have faith. Joe Namath

There’s a time for exposure; until then keep laboring in obscurity. Bernard Kelvin Clive

Dig a well before you’re thirsty, but dig over water. Richie Norton

To be prepared against surprise is to be trained. To be prepared for surprise is to be educated. James P. Carse

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in, and day-out. Robert Collier

The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle. Gavin Aung Than

Preparation, I have often said, is rightly two-thirds of any venture. Amelia Earhart

Adversity is preparation for greatness. Andy Andrews

Hibernation is a covert preparation for a more overt action. Ralph Ellison

Proper preparation prevents poor performance. Stephen Keague

The foundation of confidence in virtually every field is preparation. Brian Tracy.

Purpose without preparation is meaningless. Andrena Sawyer

For me, winning isn’t something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream. Emmitt Smith

You cannot speak that which you do not know. You cannot share that which you do not feel. You cannot translate that which you do not have. And you cannot give that which you do not possess. To give it and to share it, and for it to be effective, you first need to have it. Good communication starts with good preparation. Jim Rohn

We may be born equal, but we do not prepare equally… Garrett McCoy

Dream big dreams, but be prepared to pay the price Fela Bank-Olemoh

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. Seneca the Younger

Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. Oprah Winfrey

Why should we look to the past in order to prepare for the future? Because there is nowhere else to look. James Burke

We are not rehearsed, We are prepared, We are not fake, We are polished. Janna Cachola

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

There’s not a lot of pop music in the mainstream that makes you feel scared, that makes you wonder what’s happening. Prince

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

I believe that reading widely is the best preparation for writing. Kathryn Lasky

When opportunity comes, it’s too late to prepare. John Wooden

You rewind. You think of your preparation. You think of everything you did throughout the week, your life, the practices, the intensity. Everything flashes and you come right back to that point. And it’s like, game on. D’Brickashaw Ferguson

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

Expecting results, will inspire you to prepare for the situation that you are expecting. By preparing, you have already practiced what it will feel like when the situation arrives. Huni Hunfjord

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

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

A successful tomorrow will always demand the preparation of today. Craig D. Lounsbrough

Our whole life is taken up…with preparations for living, so that we really never live at all. Leo Tolstoy

You have to rely on your preparation. You got to really be passionate and try to prepare more than anyone else, and put yourself in a position to succeed, and when the moment comes you got to enjoy, relax, breathe and rely on your preparation so that you can perform and not be anxious or filled with doubt. Steve Nash

Allow these positive walk away quotes to give you an extra inspiration in your step whenever you may need it.

Short Preparation Quotes

Proper preparation prevents poor performance. Charlie Batch

Through humble prayer, diligent preparation, and faithful service, we can succeed in our sacred callings. Thomas S. Monson

No one is born successful, success requires preparation Sunday Adelaja

All things are ready, if our mind be so. William Shakespeare

In a competitive and uncertain world like ours, we all have to prepare for the future and for the next generations, to overcome the faults of the past and create happiness and prosperity.

My own position is so far on the obsessive side of preparation and professionalism that I fear my point of view is not going to be shared by anyone. Jonny Wilkinson

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

Your strength doesn’t come from winning. It comes from struggles and hardship. Everything that you go through prepares you for the next level. Germany Kent

At thirty a man steps out of the darkness and wasteland of preparation into active life it is the time to show oneself, the time of fulfillment. Thomas Mann

Greatness is in the preparation. Jack Hyles

Preparation is responding to the demands required to turn expectations to manifestations. Benjamin Suulola

Humble words and increased preparations are signs that the enemy is about to advance. Sun Tzu.

You hit home runs not by chance, but by preparation. Roger Maris

One is not born into the world to do everything but to do something. Henry David Thoreau

Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life. Hermann Hesse

Hours of preparation for something that is excecuted, with extreme precision, in a few minutes. Just as with a judo throw. Yves Klein

The preparation is what allows the success to happen naturally. Jake Arrieta

I don’t really think about the degree of difficulty or the possibility of making a mistake. I just try to relax and let my preparation and training take over. Simone Biles

While others are dreaming and talking, you can be taking action and preparing for opportunities that are just over the horizon. Catherine Pulsifer

Learn from the past, prepare for the future, live in the present. Thomas S. Monson

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Just sharing music with each other – that’s cool. It’s the selling that becomes the problem. Prince

There is no obstacle in the path of young people who are poor or members of minority groups that hard work and preparation cannot cure. Barbara Jordan

What we prepare for is what we shall get. William Graham Sumner

If you don’t prepare you will repair. Bernard Kelvin Clive

It’s not the will to win that matter – everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters. Paul Bear Bryant

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

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

Expect the unexpected. Bear Bryant

You can’t prepare for the things that change your life. They come suddenly and unannounced. Marty Rubi

Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing. Wayne Dyer

The best preparation for work is not thinking about work, talking about work, or studying for work: it is work. William Weld

The man who attracts luck carries with him the magnet of preparation. Clifton Fadiman

An artist’s life is one tenth preparation and nine tenths action. Marty Rubin

Organize, don’t agonize. Nancy Pelosi

Victory is the child of preparation and determination. Sean Hampton.

Better to wait actively than passively. Stephen L. Carter

I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been lucky. Oprah Winfrey.

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre. Gail Godwin

When you are designing your plan, think not in terms of what you need to do, think in term of what you need to achieve. Jay Taylor

Remember, any change in behavior requires preparation and a plan that you will keep your awareness and commitment high throughout the change. K. Collins

Plan for what it is difficult while it is easy, do what is great while it is small. Sun Tzu

Your past does not determine who you are. Your past prepares you for who you are to become. Joel Osteen

The smaller the role innate talents seems to play and the bigger the role of preparation seems to play. Malcolm Gladwell

Preparation time is never wasted time. Anonymous

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

There is no shorter road to defeat than by entering a war with inadequate preparation. Charles Lindbergh

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

The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision. Bruce Barton

Tougher preparation makes better performance easier. Constance Friday Elias

Opportunity does not waste time with those who are unprepared. Idowu Koyenikan

Everything has changed for me since I’ve changed my name. It’s one thing to be called Prince but it’s better to actually be one. I have such a reverence for life. Prince

It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready. Ernest Hemingway

Sic vis pacem para bellum – if you want peace, prepare for war. J. Darkholme

In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind. Louis Pasteur

I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it. Denzel Washington

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Benjamin Franklin

If you really want to be world-class – to be the best you can be – it comes down to preparation and practice. Robin S. Sharma

I think I’ve always tried to be very professional to how I approach the game, my preparation. Every game is important. Tom Brady

For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation. Rainer Maria Rilke

Hard to say what’s right when all I wanna do is wrong. Prince

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Inspirational Preparation Quotes

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

You see, success doesn’t just suddenly occur one day. For that matter, neither does failure. Each is a process. Every day of your life is merely preparation for the next. John C. Maxwell

A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind. Albert Szent-Györgyi

Meditation is not an escape from life… but preparation for really being in life. Nhat Hanh

Excellence without effort is as futile as progress without preparation. William Arthur Ward

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

What if you spent some alone time every morning? Call it prayer. Call it planning. Call it centering. I call it a powerful way to begin the day. Steve Goodier

I believe success is preparation, because opportunity is going to knock on your door sooner or later but are you prepared to answer that? Omar Epps

Our confidence comes from our preparation. Ronaldinho

The minute you get away from fundamentals – whether its proper technique, work ethic or mental preparation – the bottom can fall out of your game, your schoolwork, your job, whatever you’re doing. Michael Jordan

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

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

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There is in every madman a misunderstood genius whose idea, shining in his head, frightened people, and for whom delirium was the only solution to the strangulation that life had prepared for him. Antonin Artaud

Worrying paralyzes progress; prayer, preparation and persistence ensures it. F. Hodge

We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation. Thomas A. Edison

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

Confidence is always in direct proportion to preparation! Daren Martin

If either person isn’t % committed to scale every mountain that comes before you to make your relationship work then you aren’t ready to enter into it. That’s part of the reason the divorce rate is so high. People are entering into the commitment they’re making without having the strength of character, fortitude, and resolve to keep the promises they’re making to each other and also to God. God cares VERY MUCH that we keep our marital promises -He enters into the marriage with you whenever you marry so your promises aren’t only to each other but also to Him. Cindy Wright

Talent alone won’t make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time unless you are ready. The most important question is: ‘Are your ready?’ Johnny Carson

Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised. Denis Waitley

We go to school and teachers teach us to read and write but nobody teaches us about the purposeful commitment and intentionality it takes to make our marriages healthy and sustain love over a lifetime. Most people seem to think love should naturally sustain itself as it did during the beginning of our relationship with each other -but that just isn’t realistic. Cindy Wright

Dream big Dreams, but be prepared to pay the price. Fela Bank-Olemoh

Expect the best, Prepare for the worst. Muhammad Ali Jinnah

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Success is when persistence meets preparation. Sherrilyn Kenyon

Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation. Robert H. Schuller

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

The problem with preparing for the worst is that that has the power to attract the worst. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary. Robert Louis Stevenson

Over-preparation is the foe of inspiration. Napoleon Bonaparte

Our whole life is taken up with preparations for living so that we really never live at all. Leo Tolstoy

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail. Mike Murdock

When I cut the feet out of my pantyhose that one time, I saw it as my sign. I had been visualizing being self-employed prior to this happening. It was my mental preparation meeting the opportunity in that moment. Sara Blakely

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

Prepare your mind to receive the best that life has to offer. Ernest Holmes

You cannot speak that which you do not know. You cannot share that which you do not feel. You cannot translate that which you do not have. Jim Rohn

Why not seize the pleasure at once? — How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation! Jane Austen

Great opportunity is only as good as your preparation to take advantage of it. Tom Black

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

Don’t waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

You were born to win, but to be the winner you were born to be, you have to plan to win and prepare to win. Then and only then can you expect to win. Zig Ziglar

What’s missing from pop music is danger. Prince

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

All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened. Herman Hesse

Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control. Richard Kline

I don’t agree that life favors the prepared mind because life made me lose my mind. Luffina Lourduraj

It’s sad but true that if you focus your attention on housework and meal preparation and diapers, raising children does start to look like drudgery pretty quickly. On the other hand, if you see yourself as nothing less than your child’s nurturer, role model, teacher, spiritual guide, and mentor, your days take on a very different cast. Joyce Maynard

I believe that people make their own luck by great preparation and good strategy. Jack Canfield

Before entering any occupation, diligent preparation is to be undertaken. Cicero.

Plans are useless, but planning is essential. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Proper preparation and planning… Prevent piss-poor performance. Garth Ennis

Preparing to live your dream is postponing it. You are either living it, or not. Alan Cohen

You don’t get lucky without preparation, and there’s no sense in being prepared if you’re not open to the possibility of a glorious accident. Twyla Tharp

Good luck is a residue of preparation. Jack Youngblood

Prepare the umbrella before it rains. Malay Proverb

Luck Vs Preparation Quotes to get Ready for Opportunity

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

Opportunity is a haughty goddess who wastes no time with those who are unprepared. George S. Clason

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. Chris Bradford

The best preparation for tomorrow is the right use of today. Darry D

It’s better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared. Les Brown

There is always a part of my mind that is preparing for the worst, and another part of my mind that believes if I prepare enough for it, the worst won’t happen. Kay Redfield Jamison

When fishermen cannot go to sea, they repair nets. Nabil Sabio Azadi

Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories. Ralph Waldo Emerson

No matter what’s going on in your life right now, best time quotes can help you reach your potential each day.

Powerful Preparation Quotes

Opportunity is seized in the preparation, long before the moment. Wallace Miles

When I want to hear new music, I make it. Prince

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

The key is not the will to win. Everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important. Bobby Knight

Opportunity is a haughty goddess who wastes no time with those who are unprepared. George C. Clason

Treat every moment as your last. It is not preparation for something else. Shunryu Suzuki

Any design, any city, any kind of craziness or tragedy, it all comes from a long time of preparation. Ai Weiwei

Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity. Oprah Winfrey

Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character. Alan Armstrong

I’m a big believer in the fact that life is about preparation, preparation, preparation. Johnnie Cochran

The truth is you and I are in control of only two things – how we prepare for what might happen and how we respond to what just happened. The moment when things actually do happen belongs to God. DeVon Franklin

The great piano virtuoso Paderewski was once playing before an audience of the rich and the royal. After a brilliant performance, an elegant lady waxed ecstatic over the great artist. She said, Ah Maestro, you are a genius! Paderewski tartly replied, Ah yes, madam, but before I was a genius I was a clod! What he was saying was that his present acclaim was not handed to him on a silver platter. He, too, was once a little boy laboriously practicing his scales. And even at his peak, behind every brilliant performance there were countless hours of practice and preparation. Eric Butterworth

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You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win. Zig Ziglar, Preparation quotes about planning

A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success. Joyce Brothers

Preparation is the biggest key right now. Vince Young

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

One’s goals will quickly be considered unrealistic if he’s not adequately prepared to meet them. Jessica Minty

But life is just a party, and parties weren’t meant to last. Prince

Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living. John Dewey

Anxiety is caused by a lack of control, organization, preparation, and action. David Kekich

Whether it’s learning to hit a backhand in tennis, learning high school chemistry, or getting better at ski racing, I really believe with hard work and analytic preparation, you can skip a few steps and find the faster way. Mikaela Shiffrin

To each his own, but my process of preparation is based on conditions, not opposition. Rohit Sharma

I will prepare and someday my chance will come. Abraham Lincoln

Thorough preparation makes its own luck. Joe Poyer

I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been lucky. Oprah Winfrey

Assume your job will be gone in five years. Evan Thomsen

Well, my musicians are my friends. Prince

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

Luck is opportunity meeting up with preparation. So you must prepare yourself to be lucky. Dick Gregory

Good preparation is better than hope for a miracle. Sunday Adelaja

The mind can only see what it is prepared to see. Edward de Bono

The preparation for dark days must always begin during the brightest ones. Lia Leendertz

For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned. Benjamin Franklin

Be unprepared, that’s my motto. Let life surprise you. Marty Rubin

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

There is no such thing as luck. There is only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with a statistical universe. Robert A. Heinlein

If you prepare yourself at every point as well as you can…you will be able to grasp the opportunity for broader experience when it appears. Eleanor Roosevelt

Fundamental preparation is always effective. Work on those parts of your game that are fundamentally weak. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Another way to be prepared is to think negatively. Yes, I’m a great optimist. But, when trying to make a decision, I often think of the worst-case scenario. Randy Pausch

Behind every brilliant performance, there were countless hours of practice and preparation. Eric Butterworth.

There is no shortcut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation – veneer isn’t worth anything. George Washington Carver

Preparation is the pressure valve on a busy schedule. Todd Stocker

Anything worthy of your passion, should be worthy of your preparation. Sue Enquist

In missionary work, as in all else, preparation precedes power. Encouragement to prepare while still very young can make a tremendous difference. Gordon B. Hinckley

Success is where preparation and opportunity meet. Bobby Unser

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

Every race is like training and preparation. Nino Schurter.

Unless you have prepared yourself to profit by your chance, the opportunity will only make you ridiculous. Orison Swett Marden.

Behind every brilliant performance, there were countless hours of practice and preparation. Eric Butterworth

Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation. Robert Schuller

You do not wake up one morning to change the world. You train for it; this kind of preparation takes a life time. Anybody can become exceedingly great. Paul Bamikole

I try to do much of the necessary alteration on the black and white [cartoons] rather than leave it to be done on the paintings. E. J. Hughes

We need to let the past be the preparation for the future, not the place that is our future. Craig D. Lounsbrough