is a measure done in order to get ready for something.

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”

Colin Powell (born 1937); 65th U.S. Secretary of State

“It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.”

Whitney M. Young, Jr. (1921-1971); American civil rights leader

“The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work superbly well. ”

Sir William Osler (1849-1919); Canadian physician, founding professor at Johns Hopkins Hospital

“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900); scholar, writer, philosopher

“Good parents give their children Roots and Wings. Roots to know where home is, Wings to fly away and exercise what's been taught them.”

Dr. Jonas Salk (1914-1995); physician, discovered eponymous vaccine for polio

“For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.”

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926); excerpt from Letters to a Young Poet

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

Seneca (4-65); Roman statesman, philosopher

“Prepare the umbrella before it rains.”

Malay Proverb

“Failing to prepare is like preparing to fail.”

John R. Wooden (1910-2010); basketball coach, author

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.”

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865); 16th U.S. President

“What you love is a sign from your higher self of what you are to do.”

Sanaya Roman

“Chance favors the prepared mind.”

Louis Pasteur (1822-1895); Invented pasteurization

“The wind and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.”

Edward Gibbon (1737-1794); English historian and politician

“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. ”

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945); 32nd U.S. President

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”

Colin Powell (born 1937); 65th U.S. Secretary of State

“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”

Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890); Post-Impressionist painter

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

Peter F. Drucker (1909-2005); professor, writer, management consultant

“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.”

Joseph Addison (1672-1719); English essayist, poet, playwright and politician.

“It's not the will to win that matters-everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters.”

Paul "Bear" Bryant (1913-1983); American college football player and head coach

“It takes a noble man to plant a seed for a tree that will some day give shade to people he may never meet.”

D. Elton Trueblood (1900-1994); theologian, writer

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.”

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963); 35th US President

“Every calling is great when greatly pursued.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935); associate justice, U.S. Supreme Court

“Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.”

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894); essayist, poet, novelist

“Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935); associate justice, U.S. Supreme Court

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This is the story of Western Emergency Management Association. (Commonly known as WEMA by the locals.) We are a group of volunteer Local Emergency Management coordinators from 7 small municipalities in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. In late 2001 we signed an agreement to work together as a group to back each other in time of an emergency, whether natural or man-made.…

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A vida é uma caixa de surpresa, com preparação nada é fácil, sem ela menos ainda. Life is a box of surprise, nothing is easy to prepare, without her even less.
Anderson about 2 years ago from Colatina-ES, Brasil

For me, preparation is a series of habits . A habit of checking everything, shoes tied, pen in pocket, cell phone and web book charged... that sort of thing. Those habits allow me to leave the house knowing that whatever may befall me, I am as prepared as may be to face it. Preparation is being honest with ones self about what the worst may be, learning how to counter the worst and setting habits to meet those possibilities which allows one to move on into the day with a clear mind, and work towards the best. Blessings, David
David Caines over 3 years ago from Easton, PA

Preparation. For a procrastinator, I will.
Chris M. over 4 years ago from Lancaster, CA

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