Quotations for Daily Use

Planning Ahead, Being Prepared, Doing First Things First

"Chance favors the prepared mind." Louis Pasteur, December 27, 1822 – September 28, 1895) was a French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization.

"I hope these speculative studies will be entrusted mainly to those on whose hands time hangs heavy, and that we shall not overlook Mrs. Glasse's Cookery Book recipe for the jugged hare - 'First catch your hare.' " Winston Churchill, The Last Lion - Defender of the Realm, 1940 - 1965 by Paul Reid

"I'm not as bright as my students. I find I have to think before I write." Paul Weis who taught philosophy at Yale (Stated in the introduction to The Last Lion - Defender of the Realm, 1940 - 1965 by Paul Reid)

"One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation." Arthur Ashe, (194393), US tennis player

One ship drives east and another drives west
With the self-same winds that blow.
'Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales
Which tells us the way to go.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Winds of Fate; Ella Wheeler Wilcox (November 5, 1850 – October 30, 1919) was an American author and poet. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion. Her most enduring work was "Solitude", which contains the lines "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone."

"Prepare. The time to win your battle is before it starts." Frederick W. Lewis

"Quiet is no certain pledge of permanence and safety. Trees may flourish and flowers may bloom upon the quiet mountain side, while silently the trickling rain-drops are filling the deep cavern behind its rocky barriers, which, by and by, in a single moment, shall hurl to wild ruin its treacherous peace." USA President James A. Garfield

"Take care of your body as if you were going to live forever, and take care of your soul as if you were going to die tomorrow." Augustine of Hippo (13 November 354 – 28 August 430), also known as Saint Augustine, Saint Austin, Blessed Augustine, and the Doctor of Grace, was an early Christian theologian and philosopher whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy.

"The smallest things get to her. It's as if she assumes everything will go right, and when it doesn't - which, of course, is pretty often- she is surprised and affronted." Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

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