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To live fixated on the future is to engage in psychological denial. It is a form of psychic violence that prepares us to accept the violence needed to ensure the maintenance of imperialist, future-oriented society.
We live so little time in this world that it is no matter how wretched and miserable we are, if it prepares us for heaven.
Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.
There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience.
Jean de la Bruyere
A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.
A good education is that which prepares us for our future sphere of action and makes us contented with that situation in life in which God, in his infinite mercy, has seen fit to place us, to be perfectly resigned to our lot in life, whatever it may be.
Every mother is like Moses. She does not enter the promised land. She prepares a world she will not see.
Pope Paul VI
The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.
I believe in life that you know that everything prepares you for the next thing - whether it's a hit, whether it's not a hit, whether it's a... your failures are your accomplishments because it makes you prepared for whatever it is that you are going to do next.
All that schooling never prepares you for the reality of life.
I think being an athlete prepares you for more things than people give us credit for.
We used to think that revolutions are the cause of change. Actually it is the other way around: change prepares the ground for revolution.
As his team prepares, a coach's entire being must be concentrated on winning games.
I am someone who hopes for the best and prepares for the worst.
But it is true that sometimes an enveloping darkness aids one to clearer vision; as in a panorama building, for example, where the obscurity about the entrance prepares one better for the climax, and gives the scene depicted a more real and vivid appearance.
I love yoga because not only is it a workout for your body, but also your breathing, which helps release a lot of stress. It really prepares you for the day.
As Israel prepares to enter, my position is well known. It is one that I have taken at previous Olympics. It is wrong that the IOC refuses to have a minute's silence for Israeli athletes that were slaughtered in Munich.
The journey toward your Big Dream changes you. In fact, the journey itself is what prepares you to succeed at what you were born to do.
Wisdom prepares for the worst, but folly leaves the worst for the day when it comes.
I'm like the guy who prepares your taxes or a dentist. I'm very conservative and boring in a lot of ways.
What would there be in a story of happiness? Only what prepares it, only what destroys it can be told.
Every institution not only carries within it the seeds of its own dissolution, but prepares the way for its most hated rival.
William Ralph Inge
Nothing in life prepares you to be famous.
Counterterrorism analysts have known for years that al Qaeda prepares for attacks with elaborate 'targeting packages' of photographs and notes.
Through the Fellows Program, Acumen Fund prepares future global leaders with the tools necessary to drive significant social change.
Every Olympic athlete prepares differently. For me, I am 100 percent into the sport. And if I decide to really make a crucial career decision to say, 'This is something I want to do,' I want to leave no stone unturned in my preparation.
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
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