Posted by: hikerdude | May 25, 2009

Favorite Quotes about Planning for the Future

Plan for the future because that’s where you are going to spend the rest of your life. – Mark Twain

It amazes me that most people spend more time planning next summer’s vacation than they do planning the rest of their lives. -Patricia Fripp

If you don’t know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere else. -Yogi Bera

This is like deja vu all over again. -Yogi Bera

When you come to a fork in the road, take it. -Yogi Bera

You can observe a lot just by watching. -Yogi Bera

You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there. -Yogi Bera

“Cheshire Puss,…Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where–” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
“–so long as I get SOMEWHERE,” Alice added as an explanation.
“Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”
from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Even the longest journey begins with a single step. -Chinese Proverb

If you are planning for one year, grow rice. If you are planning for 20 years grow trees. If you are planning for centuries, grow men. -Chinese Proverb

I hear and I forget, I see and I remember. I do and I understand. -Chinese Proverb

One step at a time is good walking. -Chinese Proverb

Few people have any next, they live from hand to mouth without a plan, and are always at the end of their line. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other. -Douglas Everett

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right! -Henry Ford

No steam or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined. -Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. -Andre Gide

If you have accomplished all that you have planned for yourself, you have not planned enough. -Edward Everett Hale

The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going. -Napoleon Hill

For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. -Jeremiah 29:11, The Living Bible

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation. -Jack Kinder

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit. -Conrad Hilton

If we could first know where we are and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do and how to do it. -Abraham Lincoln

Strategic planning is worthless — unless there is first a strategic vision. -John Naisbitt

Thinking well is wise; planning well, wiser; but doing well is the wisest and best of all. -Persian Proverb

No wind is favorable if we do not know into which port we are trying to sail. -Rev. Dale Turner

One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time. -John Wanamaker

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. -John Wooden


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