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Quotes about Planning for Copywriters and Nonprofit Leaders

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“Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.”
Denis Waitley (b. 1933)
American motivational speaker and self-help author

“Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.”
Peter F. Drucker (b. 1909)
American educator and writer

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“Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
Warren Buffett (b. 1930)
American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist

“Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.”
Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)
American inventor

“To be prepared is half the victory.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616)
Spanish writer and author of the masterwork Don Quixote

“If you don't have a plan for yourself, you'll be part of someone else's.”
American proverb

"Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will themselves not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.”
Daniel H. Burnham (1846-1912)
American architect and urban planner

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” 
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944)
French aristocrat, writer, poet, and aviator

“Man does not plan to fail, he just fails to plan.” 
Frederick Douglass (1818 – 1895)
American social reformer, orator, writer, former slave, and statesman

“If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.” 
Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra (b. 1925)
American Major League Baseball catcher, outfielder, and manager

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” 
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
16th president of the United States

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“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” 
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
American statesman, inventor, printer and entrepreneur 

“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1965)
34th president of the United States; supreme commander of Allied Forces in Europe during World War II

“Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential.”
Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
British politician, best known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War.

“A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow”
George S. Patton (1885-1945)
American general during World War I and II

“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.”
A.A.Milne (1882-1956)
English humorist

“I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Jeremiah 29:11, The Holy Bible

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