Selected Quotes about Planning

I've already figured out when I'm going to be No. 2 and No. 1. -- Sheldon Adelson

Why do I need succession planning? I'm very alert, I'm very vibrant. I have no intention to retire. -- Sheldon Adelson

The typical human life seems to be quite unplanned, undirected, unlived, and unsavored. Only those who consciously think about the adventure of living as a matter of making choices among options, which they have found for themselves, ever establish real self-control and live their lives fully. -- Karl Albrecht

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. -- Alexander Graham Bell

Few things are brought to a sucessful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought. -- Napoleon Bonaparte

There are as many Scottish roads to Socialism as there are predictions of Britain's economic doom - but most of them demand three things: a coherant plan for an extension of democracy and control in society and industry which sees every reform as a means to creating a socialist society; a harnessing of the forces for industrial and community self-management within a political movement; and a massive programme of education by the Labour Movement as a whole. -- Gordon Brown

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood ... Make big plans, aim high in hope and work. -- Daniel H. Burnham

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. -- Joseph Campbell

Nature is the greatest teacher and I learn from her best when others are asleep. In the still dark hours before sunrise God tells me of the plans I am to fulfill. -- George Washington Carver

If you're doing something new you've got to have a vision. You've got to have some north star you're aiming for, and you just believe somehow you'll get there. -- Steve Case

If you are small and wish to take on the big, the first step you need to plan before you wage your challenge is your path of escape. -- Chin-Ning Chu

You once have one chance to shoot into a group of birds clustering in a treetop. If you miss, you will frighten all the birds away. Before you shoot, you need to calculate you angle and your am carefully, so you one shot will yield two birds. -- Chin-Ning Chu

Before you journey, observe the wind carefully, detect its direction, and then follow it. You will get to your destination twice as fast with half the effort. -- Chin-Ning Chu

Expand your forces from singular to multiple. One piranha alone might not have any impact; however, hundreds of piranhas will surely overcome the shark. -- Chin-Ning Chu

I never really sit down and plot out the strategies. I merely flow with the situation and then react accordingly. -- Chin-Ning Chu

Don't think that your plan can't change. Mine does almost on a yearly basis as I get older and, I hope, a bit smarter. -- Paul Clitheroe

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work. -- Peter Drucker

The best plan is only good intentions unless it degenerates into work. -- Peter Drucker

Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless. -- Thomas A. Edison

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

I think it is just stupid economics for a government to approach economic management from a strand of thinking regarding unions as enemies. -- Bob Hawke

Unless and until something concrete is done about addressing the Israeli-Palestinian issue you won't get a real start on the war against terrorism. -- Bob Hawke

Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action. -- Napoleon Hill

Zeus does not bring all men's plans to fulfillment. -- Homer

He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign. -- Victor Hugo

People exaggerate their confidence in their plans - something we call the planning fallacy... The existence of the plan tends to induce overconfidence. -- Daniel Kahneman

If this Government cannot get the adjustment, get manufacturing going again, and keep moderate wage outcomes and a sensible economic policy, then Australia is basically done for. We will end up being a third rate economy... a banana republic. -- Paul Keating

Succession planning has been a major priority at Southwest for quite some time. We think we have come up with a winning combination of talent for our company reorganization. -- Herb Kelleher

At first, we couldn't be establishment, because we didn't have any money. We were guerrilla marketers, and we still are, a little bit. But, as we became No. 1 in our industry, we've had to modify our culture and become a bit more planned. -- Phil Knight

We'll actually wear the suits on the way up. Well make sure we're stabilized and the temperature of the capsule is OK. Then we'll take them off and save them for an emergency -- some sort of pressure leak -- and then we'll be wearing them on the way down. -- Dave Liniger

Whatever future you're building… Don't try to program everything. 5 Year Plans never worked for the Soviet Union - in fact, if anything, central planning contributed to its fall. Chances are, central planning won't work any better for any of us. -- Pierre Omidyar

We need to give people more of an incentive to work, to save, to invest, to create a true future for themselves. -- Suze Orman

If you have not saved a penny for retirement and feel guilty about it, you can begin saving today. -- Suze Orman

I am a financial planner, not a psychiatrist, but I do know that your net worth will rise to meet your self-worth only if your self-worth rises to accept what can be yours. -- Suze Orman

We believe strongly that in the long term, we will be better served—as shareholders and in all other ways—by a company that does good things for the world even if we forgo some short term gains. This is an important aspect of our culture and is broadly shared within the company. -- Larry Page

When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary. -- Thomas Paine

A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week. -- George S. Patton

We cannot continue down this catastrophic path. And so we say to the president, 'Mr. President, we need a new direction in Iraq. Let us work together to find a solution to the war in Iraq'. -- Nancy Pelosi

Protecting America from terrorism requires more than just resolve, it requires a plan. As we have seen in Iraq, planning is not the Bush Administration's strong suit. -- Nancy Pelosi

I love tactics; I don't like plans. -- Anita Roddick

A goal without a plan is just a wish. -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Most financial planners can't be all things to all people. So a good first step is to work out what sort of planner you want, and the sort of advice you want them to give you. -- Annette Sampson

Corporate leaders must possess far-sighted vision, detailed action plans, macro-thinking, and a global outlook. To get ahead in the race, they must also possess a deep understanding of their own organization and that of their competitors. -- Li Ka Shing

It is a bad plan that admits of no modification. -- Publilius Syrus

I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's where the fun is. And if it can't be fun, what's the point? -- Donald Trump

I never planned on becoming a brand name. The success of the Trump name worldwide has been a surprise. -- Donald Trump

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to save the world and a desire to savor the world. That makes it hard to plan the day. -- E.B. (Elwyn Brooks) White

Never go into anything without figuring out where the exit is. Never commit until you have to, and not until you have enough information. -- Stuart Wilde

You need a plan to build a house. To build a life, it is even more important to have a plan or goal. -- Zig Ziglar

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