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Be Prepared Quotes

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

Related topics: Motivational Preparation

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

"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

 

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

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

When a noble life has prepared old age,
it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.
- Muriel Spark

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

Mother Nature may be forgiving this year,
or next year, but eventually she's going to come around and whack you.
You've got to be prepared.
- Geraldo Rivera

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

Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage -
they've experienced pain and bought jewelry.
- Rita Rudner

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

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically,
by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
- Gore Vidal

Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck.
Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are,
the more luck you might have.
- Ed Bradley

Many promising reconciliations have broken down because
while both parties come prepared to forgive,
neither party come prepared to be forgiven.
- Charles Williams

All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if
their ideals are threatened.
- Maya Angelou

I am fully prepared to be commander in chief...
I don't need on-the-job training.
- John McCain

True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced.
A truly stable system expects the unexpected,
is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed.
- Tom Robbins

Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth.
While truths, on which eternal things depend,
can hardly find a single friend.
- William Cowper

Trust cannot be commanded; and yet it is also correct
that the only one who earns trust is the one who is prepared to grant trust.
- Gustav Heinemann

What I wasn't prepared for were the feelings of anxiety that it stirred in me.
I wasn't prepared for the initial feeling of I don't
want to have to do that again.
I was scared.
- Mariel Hemingway

A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes,
and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
- Horace

We expect everything and are prepared for nothing.
- Anne Sophie Swetchine

Fortune favors the prepared mind.
- Louis Pasteur

Be prepared, and be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

I'm not prepared for holding office any more than I think Arnold is.
- Edward James Olmos

Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident.
- Dale Carnegie

Did you ever observe to whom the accidents happen?
Chance favors only the prepared mind.
- Louis Pasteur

That, we encourage, and I think we're doing a pretty
good job with the website and also the DVD,
like the first season came out and the second season's being prepared now.
- Anthony Michael Hall

Chess is ruthless: you've got to be prepared to kill people.
- Nigel Short

As an actor there's no autonomy, unless you're prepared
to risk the possibility of starving.
- Ben Kingsley

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

I am writing something which I find satisfying and
which I am prepared to put my name to as a composer.
- Gavin Bryars

One of life's most painful moments comes when we must
admit that we didn't do our homework,
that we are not prepared.
- Merlin Olsen

The thing you have to be prepared for is that other
people don't always dream your dream.
- Linda Ronstadt

We prepared to go ashore to publish for the first time
in New Zealand the glad tidings of the gospel.
- Samuel Marsden

I am quite prepared, if we can do it without any disrespect to the Crown of England,
to bring our titles to the marketplace and make a bonfire of them.
- Wilfrid Laurier

To be ready to fail is to be prepared for success.
- Jose Bergamin

How can women be as thin as we are? We have personal trainers to work us out.
We have specially prepared meals.
- Sarah Michelle Gellar

These terrorist actions, prepared in cold blood,
against the people, the society and the institutions
of the United States are unprecedented in history.
- Ferenc Madl

It's the actors who are prepared to make fools of themselves
who are usually the ones who come to mean something to the audience.
- Christian Bale

If I know I have everything prepared for when I get killed by a stalker,
then I can go to sleep.
- Christina Ricci

The only thing I wasn't prepared for was being everywhere all at the same time.
- Justin Timberlake

After you've done all the work and prepared as much as you can,
what the hell, you might as well go out and have a good time.
- Benny Goodman

To be prepared for war is one of the most effective
means of preserving peace.
- George Washington

You are never really prepared for criticism.
- Barry Gibb

When ye are prepared for a thing, the opportunity to use it presents itself.
- Edgar Cayce

Ironically, it is not until we are prepared to let
go of something that we can really enjoy it.
- Darren L. Johnson

I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.
- Benjamin Disraeli

If somebody's not prepared to answer the question,
you can keep asking.
- Martin Bashir

We must be prepared to face our responsibilities and
be willing to use force if necessary.
- Dick Cheney

Whatever people in general do not understand,
they are always prepared to dislike;
the incomprehensible is always the obnoxious.
- Letitia Landon

In order to win you must be prepared to lose sometime.
And leave one or two cards showing.
- Van Morrison

I didn't know what kind of jobs, because how was I prepared? At best,
I would be an AB in English.
- John Hawkes

Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind.
- Louis Pasteur

As Mayor of San Francisco, I will work hard to ensure that,
in the event of natural or man-made disasters,
San Franciscans are prepared and our City is protected.
- Gavin Newsom

I urge the Bush Administration to rethink its priorities.
We can't talk about community values without being
prepared to invest in those very same communities.
- Joe Lieberman

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
- Robertson Davies

With my own memoirs, they are truthful,
and I write everything fully expecting to some day
end up televised on Court TV,
and I'm fully prepared to be challenged legally on it.
- Augusten Burroughs

As the third anniversary of the September 11th attacks
draws near we must ensure our nation is prepared to
handle the continued threat of violence and terrorism on our country.
- Leonard Boswell

I was not prepared for the actual process itself;
having to go to the shop and having some molds done.
- David Naughton

Winning is the science of being totally prepared.
- George Allen, Sr.

I realized how quickly you could eat up a lot of time
and money if you weren't prepared.
- Jim Messina

Love always involves responsibility,
and love always involves sacrifice.
And we do not really love Christ unless we are prepared
to face His task and to take up His Cross.
- William Barclay

There is a saying in Baltimore that crabs may be prepared
in fifty ways and that all of them are good.
- H. L. Mencken

You have to be as fully prepared for the dull game
as you are for the great game,
or else you won't be prepared for the great one.
- Red Barber

I am prepared to believe that a dry martini slightly impairs the palate,
but think what it does for the soul.
- Alec Waugh

If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared
to compromise on anything at any time,
and you would achieve nothing.
- Margaret Thatcher

Better remain silent, better not even think,
if you are not prepared to act.
- Annie Besant

Your connections might get you in the door,
but it won't keep you there.
And if you haven't prepared, you'll suck.
- Vic Mignogna

Generally speaking, if people are prepared to stick
their heads above the power pit,
like Zinn says, and absorb what's going on around them,
it makes them think.
- Thom Yorke


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