Plan Quotes

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

Whatever you want to do now, you have to do something else first.

No more prizes for predicting rain. Prizes only for building arks.

A sound battle plan provides flexibility in both space and time to meet the constantly changing factors of the battle problem in such a way as to achieve the final goal of the commander. Rigidity inevitably defeats itself, and the analysts who point to a changed detail as evidence of a plan’s weakness are completely […]

A good plan executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week.

A carelessly planned project takes three times longer to complete than expected; a carefully planned project takes only twice as long.

In every affair consider what precedes and what follows, and then undertake it.

It may be of interest to future generals to realize that one makes plans to fit the circumstances, and does not try to create circumstances to fit plans.

Proper prior planning prevents poor performance.

If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two week’s vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days.