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Failure To Plan Quotes


"Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities." - Napoleon Hill

"Plan and execute your first failure so that you no longer have to fear it." - John C Maxwell

"Ensure that both plan and dispositions are flexible, adaptable to circumstances. Your plan should foresee and provide for a next step in case of success or failure." - B H Liddell Hart

"Frequently, the difference between success and failure is the resolve to stick to your plan long enough to win." - David Cottrell

"It was unwise to plan too carefully. It took only one great failure to learn that lesson." - Belva Plain

"The Republicans are calling the Democrats' plan to have a deadline for US troop withdrawal from Iraq an 'admission of failure', as opposed to the Republican plan which is 'failure without admission'." - Jon Stewart

"All financial success comes from acting on a plan. A lot of financial failure comes from reacting to the market" - Nick Murray

"Failure to plan brings barrenness and sterility. Fate brushes man with its wings, but we make our own fate largely." - Spencer W. Kimball

"Human progress planned as alternatives (to God's plan) introduce in justice, evil and violence rising against the divine plan of justice and salvation. And despite transitory and apparent successes, they are reduced to simple machinations destined to dissolution and failure." - Pope John Paul Ii

"A lot of people plan for failure, but they don't plan for success, and that's a big problem, especially in the TV world 'cause you're trying to find out what your show is." - J.H. Wyman

"Fail to plan, plan to fail." - Hillary Clinton

"Half the fun is plan to plan" - Tim Burton

"Fear of failure leads to failure." - Paulo Coelho

"If the first plan which you adopt does not work successfully, replace it with a new plan; if this new plan fails to work, replace it in turn with still another, and so on, until you find a plan which does work. Right here is the point at which the majority of men meet with failure, because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail." - Napoleon Hill

"Whatever your plan, you never invest your own self-worth in its ultimate success or failure." - Wayne Dyer

"To expect defeat is nine-tenths of defeat itself. [It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. It is best to plan for all eventualities then believe in success, and only cross the failure bridge if you come to it!]" - Francis Marion Crawford

"Failure of management to plan for the future and to foresee problems has brought about waste of manpower, of materials, of the machine-time, of all which raise the manufacturer's cost and price that the purchaser must pay" - W Edwards Deming

"Our nation's Social Security Trust Fund is depleting at an alarming rate, and failure to implement immediate reforms endangers the ability of Americans to plan for their retirement with the options and certainty they deserve." - Pete Sessions

"It seems whenever I've had a method or what I perceived to be an intellectual groundwork of some sort - a kind of game plan - it's always been the most morbid failure." - John Malkovich

"A plan is only a scenario, and almost by definition, it is optimistic... As a result, scenario planning can lead to a serious underestimate of the risk of failure." - Daniel Kahneman

"Start-ups make so many mistakes that the challenge to identify the root cause of a failure is tough. But believing in your own plan is probably the worst." - Eric Ries

"If you fail to plan,you can plan to fail." - Napoleon Hill

"Failures don't plan to fail; they fail to plan." - Harvey Mackay

"those who fail to plan, plan to fail!" - Michael Baisden

"you plan to fail if you fail to plan" - James Patterson

"Most people don't plan to fail, they fail to plan." - John J. Beckley

"People don't plan to fail. They fail to plan." - Mark Mccormack

"Testing leads to failure, and failure leads to understanding" - Burt Rutan

"Testing leads to failure, and failure leads to understanding." - Burt Rutan

"Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow." - Steven Wright

"Plan B. You've always got to have a Plan B." - Sylvester Stallone

"Predictability can lead to failure." - T Boone Pickens

"The only true failure is failure to try." - Wes Fesler

"The greatest failure is the failure to try." - William Arthur Ward

"The only true failure lies in failure to start." - Harold Blake Walker

"There is no failure except failure to serve one's purpose." - Henry Ford

"The only real failure is the failure to try." - Judi Dench

"Our biggest failure is our failure to see patterns." - Marilyn Ferguson

"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

"Failure is not fatal but failure to change might be." - John Wooden

"Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be." - John Wooden

"Always plan for the fact that no plan ever goes according to plan." - Simon Sinek

"There is only one kind of failure I cannot tolerate: the failure to risk failure." - Richard Marcinko

"Failure is not a crime. Failure to learn from failure is." - Walter Wriston

"The four natural principles for success are: A clear goal, a definite plan, confidence, no fear of failure." - Robin Sieger

"I plan on going so deep into the desert, that any failure of my equipment could cost me my life." - Evan Tanner

"A plan that everyone dislikes for different reasons is a success. A plan everyone dislikes for the same reason is a failure. A plan that everyone likes for the same reason is an act of God!" - Richard Carson

"Failing to plan is planning to fail." - Robin S. Sharma

"Failing to plan is planning to fail." - Alan Lakein

"I plan to live to be 120!" - Teri Garr

"Plan your hours to be productive...Plan your weeks to be educational...Plan your years to be purposeful. Plan your life to be an experience of growth. Plan to change. Plan to grow." - Iyanla Vanzant

"To think of failure is to fail." - Arthur Saxon

"Failure to prepare is preparing to fail." - Mike Murdock

"I have a plan-to go mad." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Consciousness allows you the capacity to plan." - Gerald Edelman

"I don't like to plan anything." - Thierry Henry

"I plan to die at my desk." - Don Hewitt

"You must plan to be spontaneous." - David Hockney

"Great teams always have a Plan B. Look at Barcelona. Their Plan B is to stick to Plan A" - Johnny Giles

"To the frustrated, freedom from responsibility is more attractive than freedom from restraint. They are eager to barter their independence for relief from the burdens of willing, deciding and being responsible for inevitable failure. They willingly abdicate the directing of their lives to those who want to plan, command and shoulder all responsibility." - Eric Hoffer

"It is important for investors to understand what they do and don't know. Learn to recognize that you cannot possibly know what is going to happen in the future, and any investment plan that is dependent on accurately forecasting where markets will be next year is doomed to failure." - Barry Ritholtz

"Failure to die is always appreciated." - Mira Grant

"Failure is a stepping stone to success." - Arianna Huffington

"Failure is... the highway to success." - Og Mandino

"Not taking risks ultimately leads to failure." - Craig Groeschel

"The key to success is failure" - Michael Jordan

"...all cynicism masks a failure to cope." - John Fowles

"Failure to love is almost like murder." - Boris Pasternak

"Trying is the first step to failure" - Homer

"Formula for failure: Try to please everybody." - Herbert Bayard Swope

"To lose is not always failure." - Quentin Crisp

"Failure is a stepping-stone to greatness." - Oprah Winfrey

"You've got to admit failure sometimes." - Nick Nolte

"Failure is a word unknown to me." - Muhammad Ali Jinnah

"The only failure is not to try." - George Clooney

"Never permit failure to become a habit." - William Frederick Book

"Poverty leads to hardship and failure." - Irwin Redlener

"Failure has gone to his head." - Wilson Mizner

"Failure? Scared to death of it." - Ryan Seacrest

"Every failure is a step to success." - William Whewell

"People never confess to failure. They should." - Mo Ibrahim

"I have a congenital aversion to failure." - Abraham Lincoln

"The core failure of Team Obama is not a failure to communicate, but a failure to comprehend." - Michelle Malkin

"Those who plan do better than those who do not plan, even should they rarely stick to their plan." - Winston Churchill

"When something doesn't go exactly to plan, money is tight or a business is struggling - see it as a challenge rather than a failure. Look outside the box and try and find a solution - you'll be surprised how many great opportunities and possibilities arise when things look bad. You've just got to open your mind and not be afraid of sticking your neck out!" - Richard Branson

"When you are young, if you can define your long-term dream, - something that you can get passionate about - solidify your values, dare to take a risk and then put a plan together to accomplish that dream... that could be the difference between success and failure in life." - Bill Capodagli

"Men never plan to be failures; they simply fail to plan to be successful" - William Arthur Ward

"Men never plan to be failures; they simply fail to plan to be successful." - William Arthur Ward

"Plan to be better today, but don't ever plan to be finished" - Carol Ann Tomlinson

"God has a plan to help bring justice to the world - and his plan is us." - Gary Haugen

"People do not plan to mess up their lives. They just don't plan not to." - Andy Stanley

"If you fail to plan, you pretty much plan to fail." - Jillian Michaels

"I plan to stay in music. I plan to keep making records." - Joan Jett

"It's easy enough to plan jobs, to plan a lot of work." - Liam Neeson

"There's nothing wrong with a plan, but remember Von Moltke's famous dictum that no plan survives first contact with the enemy. The danger is a plan that seduces us into thinking failure is impossible and adaptation is unnecessary - a kind of 'Titanic' plan, unsinkable (until it hits the iceberg)." - Tim Harford

"There's nothing wrong with a plan, but remember Von Moltke's famous dictum that no plan survives first contact with the enemy. The danger is a plan that seduces us into thinking failure is impossible and adaptation is unnecessary - a kind of "Titanic' plan, unsinkable (until it hits the iceberg)." - Tim Harford

"Courage is the ability to go from failure to failure with enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

"Failure to grasp centrifugal meaning is incomplete reading; failure to grasp centripetal meaning is incompetent reading." - Northrop Frye

"You can not plan to make a discovery. You do not plan innovation." - W Edwards Deming

"Your life can't go according to plan if you have no plan." - Anonymous

"It's better to have a bad plan then no plan at all." - Charles De Gaulle

"Well clearly Graeme it all went according to plan, what was the plan exactly ?" - Elton Welsby

"There's no reason to have a plan B because it distracts from plan A." - Will Smith

"Nobody panics when things go "according to plan". Even if the plan is horrifying!" - Heath Ledger

"It is better to have a bad plan than no plan." - Garry Kasparov

"If there is a God, his plan is very similar to someone not having a plan." - Eddie Izzard

"You can plan events, but if they go according to your plan they are not events." - John Berger

"If Plan A fails, they could always revert to Plan A." - Mark Lawrenson

"Your life can't go according to plan if you have no plan." - Zig Ziglar

"Make a decision! Failure to act is often the biggest failure of all." - John Wooden

"Failure is not the outcome - failure is not trying. Don't be afraid to fail." - Sara Blakely

"Failure is Central to engineering. Every single calculation that an engineer makes is a failure calculation." - Henry Petroski

"The greatest failure of all is the failure to act when action is needed" - John Wooden

"Failure is not to be feared. It is from failure that most growth comes." - Dee Hock

"Failure does not shape you; the way you respond to failure shapes you." - John Ortberg

"The key to success is failure... Success is made of 99 percent failure." - James Dyson

"You have to honor failure, because failure is just the negative space around success." - Richard R. Nelson

"The only real failure in life is the failure to try." - Sven-Goran Eriksson

"Failure is not fatal. Only failure to get back up is." - John C Maxwell

"The only failure one man should fear, is the failure to do his best." - Daniel D Palmer

"All failure is failure to adapt, all success is successful adaptation." - Max Mckeown

"The failure of modern evangelicalism is the failure to understand the holiness of God." - R C Sproul

"There is but one failure in life and that is the failure to try." - Robin S. Sharma

"To be developed as a leader, failure must be allowed. Failure only helps us improve." - Bill Hybels

"The greatest failure in life is the failure to participate in life." - Adam Khoo

"The most serious failure of leadership is the failure to foresee" - Robert K Greenleaf

"It's incredibly important to note that when you don't allow failure, you get more failure." - Seth Klarman

"The only real failure is the failure to grow from what we go through" - Marianne Williamson

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

"Failure is never fatal. But failure to change can and might be." - John Wooden

"The failure of the past philosophers is largely the failure to see the self-evident." - Kedar Joshi

"The failure of political leaders to help uplift the poor will be judged a moral failure." - Jim Wallis

"I never had a plan B. I feel if u have a plan B, you are giving yourself the chance to never accomplish plan A. My plan B was to accomplish plan A." - Behdad Sami

"A failure to learn about Satan's plan for man here on earth would be fatal to the full exercise of free agency. The reason for this lies in the fact that . . . free agency is the opportunity to choose between good and evil. To intelligently make such a choice one must understand the alternatives-both of them. To the extent one is ignorant of these alternatives, to that same extent he has not made a complete choice. Until a person understands Satan's plan, he can never be certain he does not believe in it and is not helping to carry it out." - H. Verlan Andersen

"The real thing is that you are suffering from your expectations. When they are not fulfilled - and they are never going to be fulfilled - frustration arises, failure arises, and you feel neglected, as if existence does not care for you. Drop expectations for the future. Remain open, remain available to whatsoever happens, but don't plan ahead. Don't make any psychological, fixed ideas about the future - that things should be like this - and much more suffering will disappear." - Rajneesh

"No, you sort of have to put that out of your mind. There's always a possibility that you can have a catastrophic failure, of course. This can happen on any flight. It can happen on the last one as well as the first one. You just plan as best you can to take care of all these eventualities, and you get a well-trained crew, and you go fly." - Gus Grissom

"Human beings are compelled to live within a lie, but they can be compelled to do so only because they are in fact capable of living in this way. Therefore not only does the system alienate humanity, but at the same time alienated humanity supports this system as its own involuntary master plan, as a degenerate image of its own degeneration, as a record of people's own failure as individuals." - Vaclav Havel

"The goals you set for yourself and the strategies you choose become your blueprint or plan. Strategies are like recipes: choose the right ingredients, mix them in the correct proportions, and you will always produce the same predictable results: in this case financial success. The success strategies for managing money and building wealth are called Money Strategies. By learning to use money strategies as a part of your day-to-day life, financial frustration and failure will become a thing of the past." - Charles J Givens

"Every time. You know why? I want to fail. I work like a dog for twenty years so I'll have the supreme pleasure of failing. Never knew anybody like that, did you? I'm very cunning. I plan it in advance. I fool myself right up to the last minute, and then the time comes and I know how cunningly I've been planning it all the time. I've been a failure all my life." - Wallace Stegner

"He who fails to plan is planning to fail." - Winston Churchill

"If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!" - Benjamin Franklin

"We need to have a plan equal to the challenge." - Jim Yong Kim

"He who fails to plan, plans to fail." - Emily Giffin

"If you fail to plan, you have planned to fail!" - Kris Vallotton

"And I plan to write a sequel to Dragon Rider." - Cornelia Funke

"My plan was to stay in Canada to make films." - Ted Kotcheff

"In India, one has to plan according to the monsoons." - Roland Joffe

"The vital consideration of incentives is almost systematically overlooked in the proposals of agitators for more and bigger government welfare schemes. We should all be concerned about the plight of the poor and unfortunate. But the hard two-part question that any plan for relieving poverty must answer is: How can we mitigate the penalties of failure and misfortune without undermining the incentives to effort and success." - Henry Hazlitt

"To punish failure is yet another way to encourage mediocrity." - Michael Eisner

"The power to command frequently causes failure to think." - Barbara Tuchman



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