Life seems to me to consist of three parts: the absorbing and usually enjoyable present which rushes on from minute to minute with fatal speed; the future, dim and uncertain, for which one can make any number of interesting plans, the wilder and more improbable the better, since — as nothing will turn out as […]
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.
The best plans of men and mice often go awry.
If you don’t have a plan for yourself, you’ll be part of someone else’s.
Do not cut down the tree that gives you shade.
Think of the going-out before you enter.
It is no use to wait for your ship to come in unless you have sent one out.
Begin with an error of an inch and end by being a thousand miles off the mark.
When your horse in on the brink of a precipice, it is too late to pull the reins.
Thatch your roof before rainy weather; dig your well before you become parched with thirst.