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Xaviera HollanderYou can call me mercenary, or call me madam, but, as I always tell my customers - just call me anytime!

—  Xaviera Hollander, 1943-, Dutch call girl & author

Benjamin DisraeliI am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.

—  Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Prime Minister

Benjamin DisraeliThe secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

—  Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Prime Minister

Lord ChesterfieldPrepare yourself for the world, as athletes used to do for their exercises; oil your mind and your manners, to give them the necessary suppleness and flexibility; strength alone will not do.

—  Lord Chesterfield, 1694-1773, English statesman & writer

Elbert HubbardThe best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.

—  Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915, American writer

Theodore RooseveltLet us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready.

—  Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919, American President [1901-1909]

SenecaLuck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

—  Seneca, 4 AD-65 AD, Roman philosopher

Zig ZiglarExpect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer


Latin Quotes

Latin phraseReady-Willing-Potent

Libens-Volens-Potens

—  Latin phrase

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Quotes in Verse

Yannis RitsosLet’s be ready
each hour is our hour.

—  Yannis Ritsos, 1909-1990, Greek poet

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T. S. EliotOh my soul, be prepared for the coming of the Stranger.
Be prepared for him who knows how to ask questions.

—  T. S. Eliot, 1888-1965, British poet, Nobel 1948


Funny Quotes

George CarlinI was thinking about how people seem to read the bible a lot more as they get older, and then it dawned on me—they’re cramming for their final exam.

—  George Carlin, 1936-2008, American comedian

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Stupid Quotes

George W. BushWe are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur.

—  George W. Bush, 1946-, American President

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Special Quotes

Be Prepared!

—  Motto of the Boy Scouts










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