To have his path made clear for him is the aspiration of every human being in our beclouded and tempestuous existence.
To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs.
We always plan too much and always think too little.
We must ask where we are and whither we are tending.
We need a sense of the value of time — that is, of the best way to divide one's time into one's various activities.
What do you want to achieve or avoid? The answers to this question are objectives. How will you go about achieving your desire results? The answer to this you can call strategy.
Whatever failures I have known, whatever errors I have committed, whatever follies I have witnessed in private and public life have been the consequence of action without thought.
When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people.
When schemes are laid in advance, it is surprising how often the circumstances will fit in with them.
When you're dying of thirst it's too late to think about digging a well.
With a definite, step-by-step plan — ah, what a difference it makes! You cannot fail, because each step carries you along to the next, like a track
You can never plan the future by the past.
You win not by chance, but by preparation.
Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach.