A Quote by Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid on preparation

He who is not prepared today will be less so tomorrow -Qui non est hodie cras minus aptus erit

Ovid (43 BC - c. 18 AD)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on chance, education, opportunity, preparation, and profit

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

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Oprah Winfrey on luck, meetings, opportunity, and preparation

Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.

Oprah Winfrey (1954 -)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on dreams, earth, peace, preparation, understanding, and vision

I think it not improbable that man, like the grub that prepares a chamber for the winged thing it never has seen but is to be . . . may have cosmic destinies that he does not understand. And so beyond the vision of battling races and an impoverished earth, I catch a dreaming glimpse of peace.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Norman Cousins on citizenship, education, individuality, knowledge, needs, order, preparation, relationships, schools, survival, time, and world

Fortunately or otherwise we live at a time when the average individual has to know several times as much in order to keep informed as he did only thirty or forty years ago. Being "educated" today requires not only more than a superficial knowledge of the arts and sciences, but a sense of inter-relationship such as is taught in few schools. Finally, being "educated" today, in terms of the larger needs, means preparation for world citizenship; in short, education for survival.

Norman Cousins (1912 - 1990)

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A Quote by Neil Baldwin on beginning, country, darkness, earth, exercise, failure, garden, mind, parenthood, plants, and preparation

There was always plenty to do in the garden, weeds to be yanked up between the flower beds, holes to be dug for tulip bulbs. Williams blended rich compost into the soil, turning it over; or prepared to plant the sapling bought back from a weekend trip to James Laughlin's country place in Norfork, Connecticut, or Flossie's parent's farm near Harriman, New York. Rooting around in the dark earth was great exercise. Williams carefully removed his white shirt and tie, and when he had worked long enough so that sweat began to show through his undershirt, it never failed, his mind was wonderfully cleared. He washed up, had a bite to eat, and was ready for the next visitor.

Neil Baldwin

Source: To All Gentleness & The Doctor Poet, 1984, William Carlos Williams

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on inspiration and preparation

Over-preparation is the foe of inspiration.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

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A Quote by N. Eldon Tanner on forgiveness, friendship, god, love, men, mercy, neighbors, preparation, and repentance

The Lord has said, "I, the Lord will forgive whom I will forgive, but of you it is required to forgive all men." (D&C 64:10) We are further admonished to forgive many times, even seventy times seven. We should stop and ask ourselves if we are prepared to ask the Lord to forgive us of our sins and trespasses only as we forgive our friends and neighbors. How wonderful it would be if we would all forgive and love our neighbors. Then it would be much easier for us to call upon the Lord to forgive us of any of our wrong doings, and as we repent and bring forth fruits meet for repentance, we can expect God's forgiveness and mercy to be extended in our behalf.

N. Eldon Tanner (1898 - 1982)

Source: Ensign, May 1974

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A Quote by Morton C. Blackwell on crisis and preparation

41. In moments of crisis, the initiative passes to those who are best prepared.

Morton C. Blackwell (1939 -)

Source: Morton C. Blackwell in “Laws of Politics”

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A Quote by Minot Judson Savage on dignity, eternity, life, needs, preparation, purpose, and worry

If we can say with Seneca, "This life is only a prelude to eternity," then we need not worry so much over the fittings and furnishings of this ante-room; and more than that, it will give dignity and purpose to the fleeting days to know they are linked with the eternal things as prelude and preparation.

Minot Judson Savage (1841 - 1918)

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