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1000 great quotes for business, management and training: Planning


Management development providers GNP publish a monthly set of handy 'quotable quotes' for anyone to use in presentations, speeches or training sessions. Arranged into 100 'themes' including vision, change, leadership, teamwork, communication, motivation and innovation. TrainingZONE has arranged to bring you the quotes on a regular basis. This month, the theme is "planning".

"If you are leaping a ravine, the moment of takeoff is a bad time to be considering alternative strategies."
John Cleese, British actor, author (b.1939)

"Men never plan to be failures; they simply fail to plan to be successful."
William A Ward, British diplomat (b.1928)

"Plans are useless, but planning is essential."
Dwight D Eisenhower, US President, general (1890-1969)

"Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs."
Henry Ford, US automobile manufacturer (1863-1947)

"Chance favours only the prepared mind."
Louis Pasteur, French chemist, microbiologist (1822-1895)

"Organisation can never be a substitute for initiative and judgement."
Louis Brandeis, US supreme court justice (1856-1941)

"Life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans."
John Lennon, British pop musician (1940-1980)

And finally, Murphy says:
"One person's lack of planning always becomes someone else's emergency."

Previous quotes from the archive

May quotes: passion

April quotes: paperwork

March quotes: pace

February quotes: opportunity

January quotes: motivation

December quotes: mistakes

November quotes: meetings

October quotes: media

September quotes: listening

August quotes: learning

July quotes: leadership

June quotes: knowledge

May quotes: integrity

April quotes: innovation

March quotes: individuality

February quotes: imagination

January quotes: images

December quotes: ideas

November quotes: habit

October quotes: genius

September quotes: future

August quotes: fun

July quotes: focus

June quotes: failure

May quotes: facts

All quotations drawn from '1000 GREAT QUOTATIONS for Business, Management & Training' published by GNP Ltd.


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