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When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people.

Chinese proverb

Plans are nothing; planning is everything.

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) Thirty-fourth President of the USA.

The beginning is the most important part of the work.

Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.

Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.

Napoleon Hill (1883-1970) American speaker and motivational writer.


A good system shortens the road to the goal.

Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924) American author and founder of Success magazine.

He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life.

Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French poet, dramatist and novelist.

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) American columnist, lecturer and humanitarian.

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) Thirty-fourth President of the USA.

I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations of those who were much inferior in understanding to the person who took the lead in the business.

Edmund Burke (1729-1797) British political writer.