A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success in life.
Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.john dewey
preparation, I have often said, is rightly two-thirds of any venture.amelia earhart
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.colin powell
Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.alexander graham bell
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.Robert Louis Stevenson
The story of Colonel Chapman's adventures is typical of the British way of war, and therefore begins with a complete lack of preparation.Wavell, Archibald Percival, 1st Earl
While we seek to fill up life in a way that will best secure the ends of our existence here, our whole plan and course of action should be such as will not hinder but serve our preparation for a future world.albert barnes
No, there are no long stages of preparation through which you must pass; all things are now ready; there is nothing to hinder you from becoming a Christian this very hour. And, if any of you have been trying to make yourself better until you are weary and discouraged in the work, all you have to do is to put it into stronger hands.washington gladden
As far as vocal preparation goes, it’s really an interesting thing for such a fragile instrument and using it properly is like walking a tightrope. I have learned not to do extensive warm-ups. It’s really more of a cerebral mind-body connection Zen hippy thing, just knowing your body and figuring out if I do that then I will be able to speak tomorrow.davey havok
So for us, the condition and preparation on and by which we are sheltered by that great hand, is the faith that asks, and the asking of faith. We must forsake the earthly props, but we must also believingly desire to be upheld by the heavenly arms. We make God responsible for our safety when we abandon other defense, and commit ourselves to Him.alexander maclaren
It is only after years of preparation that the young [artist] should touch color — not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression.
The good life is the best preparation for bad times.neal a. maxwell
There is no such thing as luck; there is only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with a statistical universe.robert a. heinlein
It is only by softening and disguising dead flesh by culinary preparation that it is rendered susceptible of mastication or digestion, and that the sight of its bloody juices and raw horror does not excite intolerable loathing and disgust.Percy Bysshe Shelley
I fancy mankind may come, in time, to write all aphoristically, except in narrative; grow weary of preparation, and connection, and illustration, and all those arts by which a big book is made.
The classical vertical arrangement for project management is characterized by an inherent self-sufficiency of operation. It has within its structure all the necessary specialized skills to provide complete engineering capabilities and it also has the ability to carry on its own laboratory investigations, preparation of drawings, and model or prototype manufacture.
Supervision is also part of the process of building capacity and transferring knowledge. The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision.
Great trials seem to be a necessary preparation for great duties. It would seem that the more important the enterprise, the more severe the trial to which the agent is subjected in his preparation.
In peace, as a wise man, he should make suitable preparation for war.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
"The best wrestler," he would say, "is not he who has learned thoroughly all the tricks and twists of the art, which are seldom met with in actual wrestling, but he who has well and carefully trained himself in one or two of them, and watches keenly for an opportunity of practising them." --- Seneca, On Benefits, vii. 1
The hum of either army stilly sounds, That the fix'd sentinels almost receive The secret whispers of each other’s watch. Fire answers fire, and through their paly flames Each battle sees the other’s umber'd face: Steed threatens steed, in high and boastful neighs Piercing the night’s dull ear; and from the tents, The armourers, accomplishing the knights, With busy hammers closing rivets up, Give dreadful note of preparation.
It is only after years of preparation that the young [artist] should touch color not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression.
Professor Wilkes is best known as the builder and designer of the EDSAC, the first computer with an internally stored program. Built in 1949, the EDSAC used a mercury delay line memory. He is also known as the author, with Wheeler and Gill, of a volume on "preparation of Programs for Electronic Digital Computers" in 1951, in which program libraries were effectively introduced.maurice wilkes