“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, not the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin
“I ain’t Martin Luther King. I don’t need a dream. I have a plan.” – Spike Lee
“To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.” – Leonard Bernstein
“Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.” – Thomas Edison
“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett
“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra
The term Yogi-isms was created to describe Berra’s malapropisms and unintentional witticism. But they’re not just for laughs. As simple as the above statement is, nothing is more true.
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln
No president had to face as great a challenge as Abraham Lincoln. Never neglect the time and effort necessary for due diligence before action.
“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” – Gloria Steinem
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin
Franklin collected many aphorisms in his Old Farmer’s Almanac. Freeing a country from under the powerful arm of a great power is going to take some planning, which Franklin knew was the first step towards success.