Top 150 Preparation Quotes To Be Ready For Anything

Looking for motivational quotes about being prepared? W have rounded up the best collection of preparation quotes, sayings, captions for Instagram, status messages, and slogans, (with images and pictures) to inspire you to be ready in advance to be successful.

Preparation is key to success in all areas of life. Whether we are preparing for a big exam, a job interview, or a major life event, the effort we put into preparation can make all the difference.

These preparation quotes hold true for everyone be it students, entrepreneurs, or sportsmen to be always prepared for exams, sports, business, weddings, or a trip to best use the opportunity to see success in future life.

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With proper planning, mental alertness, and preparation you can save time, and money and put your efforts into the right channels. Being ready for any situation and a testing time is what will separate you from failing.

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There are many inspirational quotes about the preparation that can inspire us to take action and put in the necessary work to achieve our goals.

Preparation Quotes And Sayings

  1. “Greatness is in the preparation.”- Jack Hyles
  2. “First, I prepare. Then I have faith.”- Joe Namath
  3. “The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.”                                                           

    preparation quotes
    preparation quotes
  4. “Prepare the umbrella before it rains.”- Malay Proverb
  5. “Separation comes from preparation.” – Russell Wilson
  6. “A winning effort begins with preparation.” – Joe Gibbs                                                         

    Preparation Quotes Images
    Preparation Quotes Images
  7. “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.” – John Wooden

    Inspirational Quotes About Preparation
    Inspirational Quotes About Preparation
  8. “Thorough preparation makes its own luck.”- Joe Poyer
  9. “Adversity is preparation for greatness.”- Andy Andrews
  10. “To be prepared is half the victory.”- Miguel De Cervantes
  11. “Preparation for tomorrow is hard work today.”- Bruce Lee
  12. “Today’s preparation determines tomorrow’s achievement.”
  13. “Our confidence comes from our preparation.”- Ronaldinho
  14. “All things are ready if our mind be so.” ― William Shakespeare
  15. “Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing.”- Wayne Dyer
  16. “Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.” – Zig Ziglar

    preparation meets opportunity quote
    preparation meets opportunity quote
  17. “Over-preparation is the foe of inspiration.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  18. “Proper preparation prevents poor performance.”- Stephen Keague
  19. “Plans are useless, but planning is essential.”- Dwight D. Eisenhower
  20. “Success is when persistence meets preparation.” – Sherrilyn Kenyon                                      

    quotes about being prepared
    quotes about being prepared
  21. “You hit home runs not by chance, but by preparation.” – Roger Maris
  22. “A good preparation takes longer than the delivery.” – E. Kim Nebeuts
  23. “If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him.” ― Sun Tzu
  24. “Good preparation is better than hope for a miracle.” – Sunday Adelaja
  25. “The whole journey of life is a journey of preparation…” – Pope Francis
  26. “I will prepare and someday my chance will come.” ― Abraham Lincoln
  27. “Prepare like you have never won and perform like you have never lost.”                       

    Preparation Quotes For Success
    Preparation Quotes For Success
  28. “Preparation for life is so important. Are you prepared?”- Earl Nightingale
  29. “Preparation doesn’t assure victory, it assures confidence.” ― Amit Kalantri
  30. “If the love doesn’t last, it prepares you for the one that will.” ― Mandy Hale
  31. “For all your days be prepared, and meet them ever alike.” – Edwin Markham
  32. “Effective performance is preceded by painstaking preparation.” – Brian Tracy
  33. “The foundation of confidence in virtually every field is preparation.” – Brian Tracy
  34. “Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control.”- Richard Kline                                                                                                                                                 

    Famous Preparation Quotes
    Famous Preparation Quotes
  35. “Why should we look to the past in order to prepare for the future?” ― James Burke
  36. “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”- H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  37. “Preparation, I have often said, is rightly two-thirds of any venture.”- Amelia Earhart
  38. “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” – ‘Seneca The Younger’
  39. “Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will.” – James Monroe
  40. “In missionary work, as in all else, preparation precedes power.” – Gordon B. Hinckley
  41. “Anxiety is caused by a lack of control, organization, preparation, and action.”- David Kekich
  42. “…what I have is a ridiculous insane obsessiveness for practice and preparation.” – Will Smith
  43. “Life requires thorough preparation – veneer isn’t worth anything.” – George Washington Carver
  44. “Now life is the only art that we are required to practice without preparation…” – Lewis Mumford
  45. “All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.”- Herman Hesse
  46. “Preparation for defense is an inalienable prerogative of a sovereign state.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  47. “The will to succeed is important but what’s more important is the will to prepare.” – Bobby Knight
  48. “The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.” – Tony Robbins                                                                                                                 

    Preparation Sayings
    Preparation Sayings
  49. “Life could do nothing for her, beyond giving time for a better preparation for death.” – Jane Austen
  50. “Humble words and increased preparations are signs that the enemy is about to advance.” – Sun Tzu
  51. “Our whole life is taken up…with preparations for living, so that we really never live at all.” – Leo Tolstoy
  52. “Your past does not determine who you are. Your past prepares you for who you are to become.”- Joel Osteen
  53. “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”- Abraham Lincoln
  54. “The best preparation for the future is the present well seen to, and the last duty done.” – George MacDonald
  55. “There is no shorter road to defeat than by entering a war with inadequate preparation.” – Charles Lindbergh
  56. “One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.”- Arthur Ashe
  57. “…take life as God makes it; it is a long trial and unintelligible preparation for the unknown destiny.” – Victor Hugo
  58. “Long-range planning does not deal with future decisions, but with the future of present decisions.” — Peter F. Drucker
  59. “I do find that there’s a fine balance between preparation and seeing what happens naturally.” – Timothee Chalamet
  60. “Be ready when opportunity comes…Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet.” – Roy D. Chapin, Jr
  61. “The best preparation…is the one that disarms the hostility of other nations and makes friends of them.” – Helen Keller
  62. “Some people are making such thorough preparation for rainy days that they aren’t enjoying today’s sunshine.” – William Feather
  63. “The rich and even the middle-class plan for future generations, but the poor can plan ahead only a few weeks or days.”- Gloria Steinem
  64. “First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.”- Dale Carnegie
  65. “Everything that a painter did or that a writer wrote was a part of his training and preparation for what he was to do.”- Ernest Hemingway
  66. “It’s mostly just mental preparation now. We just need to start focusing on accomplishing the goals we’ve set for ourselves.” – Keith Adams
  67. “I felt as if I were walking with destiny, and that all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour and for this trial.” – Winston Churchill
  68. “That was the time to begin all-out preparations for war. On the contrary. That was the time to begin all-out prevention of war.” – Isaac Asimov
  69. “For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks…the work for which all other work is but preparation.” – Rainer Maria Rilke
  70. “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
  71. “Preparation for life is so important. Luck is what happens when preparedness meets opportunity. Opportunity is all around us. Are you prepared?” — Earl Nightingale
  72. “I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been lucky.” ― Oprah Winfrey
  73. “Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind: for your pocket-book not only suffers by it, but your preparations are lost and a season passes away unimproved.” – George Washington
  74. “It is the eternal, inescapable law that growth comes only from work and preparation, whether the growth be material, mental, or spiritual. Work has no substitute.” – J. Reuben Clark
  75. “Confidence – Poise, and confidence are not possible unless you have prepared correctly. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. Poise and confidence are a natural result of proper preparation.” – John Wooden
  76. “The truth is you and I are in control of only two things – how we prepare for what might happen and how we respond to what just happened. The moment when things actually do happen belongs to God.”- DeVon Franklin
  77. “Don’t waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  78. “For me, winning isn’t something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream.” – Emmitt Smith
  79. “Talent is to actors what luck is to card players. It’s not really anything; it’s just a fictitious word that people have created and labeled things. Talent is like, you know, I never really believed in talent, I believed in drive and determination and preparation, but talent is sort of like luck.” – Shia LaBeouf
  80. “You cannot speak that which you do not know. You cannot share that which you do not feel. You cannot translate that which you do not have. And you cannot give that which you do not possess. To give it and to share it, and for it to be effective, you first need to have it. Good communication starts with good preparation.”- Jim Rohn

Quotes About Being Prepared For Success

  1. “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.”- Bobby Unser
  2. “Victory is the child of preparation and determination.” – Sean Hampton
  3. “Prepare your mind to receive the best that life has to offer.”- Ernest Holmes
  4. “Believing that you can achieve your dreams is a part of preparation.”- ATGW
  5. “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.”- Alexander Graham Bell
  6. “Prepare for success because if you don’t you will live a life of mediocrity.”- ATGW
  7. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in, and day-out.” – Robert Collier
  8. “Before entering any occupation, diligent preparation is to be undertaken.” – Cicero
  9. “Opportunity does not waste time with those who are unprepared.” ― Idowu Koyenikan
  10. “A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.”- Joyce Brothers
  11. “Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.” ― Robert Schuller
  12. “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.”- Oprah Winfrey
  13. “I believe that people make their own luck by great preparation and good strategy.” – Jack Canfield
  14. “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby
  15. “I’m a big believer in the fact that life is about preparation, preparation, preparation.” – Johnnie Cochran
  16. “The best possible preparation of success is empower yourself with trust in self capabilities.” — Anil Sinha
  17. “Opportunity is a haughty goddess who wastes no time with those who are unprepared.”- George C. Clason
  18. “Preparation is the key to leadership success. The more prepared you are the less your struggle…” – Israelmore Ayivor
  19. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”- Colin Powell
  20. “Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  21. “Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.”- Confucius
  22. “The smaller the role innate talents seems to play and the bigger the role of preparation seems to play.”- Malcolm Gladwell
  23. “Unless you have prepared yourself to profit by your chance, the opportunity will only make you ridiculous.” – Orison Swett Marden
  24. “The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision.” – Bruce Barton
  25. “Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.” – Jules Renard
  26. “I believe success is preparation because opportunity is going to knock on your door sooner or later but are you prepared to answer that?”- Omar Epps
  27. “Football teaches you hard work. It takes a lot of unspectacular preparation to have spectacular results in both business and football.” – Roger Staubach
  28. “There is no obstacle in the path of young people who are poor or members of minority groups that hard work and preparation cannot cure.”- Barbara Jordan
  29. “If you prepare yourself at every point as well as you can…you will be able to grasp opportunity for broader experience when it appears.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  30. “Talent alone won’t make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: ‘Are your ready?’”- Johnny Carson

Preparedness Quotes For Exams And Students

Be inspired by these preparation quotes which emphasize the importance of planning and being prepared as you journey towards a successful life.

Be motivated by the opportunity that can result from being prepared.

  1. “Preparation time is never wasted time.”
  2. “Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” – Gloria Steinem
  3. “Every race is like training and preparation.” – Nino Schurter
  4. “I don’t believe in luck, I believe in preparation.”- Bobby Knight
  5. “Prepare while others are daydreaming.” – William Arthur Ward                                     

    Quotes On Preparation For Exams
    Quotes On Preparation For Exams
  6. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”- Benjamin Franklin
  7. “What we prepare for is what we shall get.”- William Graham Sumner
  8. “The best preparation for tomorrow is the right use of today.”- Darry D
  9. “I run on the road long before I dance under the lights.” – Muhammad Ali
  10. “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.”- John F. Kennedy
  11. “The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.”- Joe Paterno
  12. “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewey
  13. “Luck is a crossroad where preparation and opportunity meet.” – Jesse Jackson
  14. “Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.” – Denis Waitley
  15. “Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.” – Gail Godwin
  16. “Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind.” – Louis Pasteur
  17. “Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It’s about preparation…” – Joe Torre
  18. “The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.”- Elbert Hubbard
  19. “Excellence without effort is as futile as progress without preparation.”- William Arthur Ward
  20. “Behind every brilliant performance there were countless hours of practice and preparation.”- Eric Butterworth
  21. “You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” – Zig Ziglar
  22. “To be prepared against surprise is to be trained. To be prepared for surprise is to be educated.” – James P. Carse
  23. “It’s not the will to win that matter – everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.”- Paul Bear Bryant
  24. “Behind every brilliant performance, there were countless hours of practice and preparation.” – Eric Butterworth
  25. “Good luck is when opportunity meets preparation, while bad luck is when lack of preparation meets reality.” – Eliyahu Goldratt
  26. “Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.” – John Wooden
  27. “Hours of preparation for something that is executed, with extreme precision, in a few minutes. Just as with a judo throw.” – Yves Klein
  28. “…the right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  29. “Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.” – Chantal Sutherland
  30. “Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability…We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.” ― Thomas A. Edison

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