Spectacular achievements are always preceded by spectacular preparation.
— Robert Schuller
I will study and get ready and someday my chance will come.
— Abraham Lincoln
Life requires thorough preparation. We must rid ourselves of the idea that there’s a short-cut to achievement.
— George Washington Carver
A lasting work requires extensive preparation.
— Douglas Rumford
If I always appear prepared, it is because before entering an undertaking, I have meditated for long and have foreseen what may occur. It is not genius which reveals to me suddenly and secretly what I should do in circumstances unexpected by others, it is thought and meditation.
— Napoléon Bonaparte