The finest plans have always been spoiled by the littleness of them that should carry them out. Even emperors can’t do it all by themselves.
If you were to ask me if I’d ever had the bad luck to miss my daily cocktail, I’d have to say that I doubt it; where certain things are concerned, I plan ahead.
Nothing in progression can rest on its original plan. We may as well think of rocking a grown man in the cradle of an infant.
In my course I have known and, according to my measure, have cooperated with great men; and I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations of those who were much inferior in understanding to the person who took the lead in the business.
Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably will themselves not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.
But Mousie, thou art no thy lane In proving foresight may be vain The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft agley An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain For promis’d joy!
Always do whatever’s next.
Tis the part of a wise man to keep himself today for tomorrow, and not venture all his eggs in one basket.
It is better to plan less and do more.
Good plans shape good decisions. That’s why good planning helps to make elusive dreams come true.