activity of achieving readiness for some event or activity
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Preparation and preparedness refer to forms of readiness to deal with general situations, including potential or actual problems, and can often refer to substances or strategies especially developed for use in various ways in relation to them.


Stay here — and be prepared — for anything. ~ K-PAX
  • In omnibus negotiis prius quam aggrediare, adhibenda est præparatio diligens.
    • In all matters, before beginning, a diligent preparation should be made.
      • Cicero, De Officiis (44 B.C.), I. 21
  • Qui recte vivendi prorogat horam,
    Rusticus exspectat dum defluat amnis.
    • He who postpones the hour of living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.
    • Horace, Epistles. Bk. i, epis. 2. l.
  • Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
  • In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, and saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
  • Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
    • Zig Ziglar as quoted in Trigger Events – How To Find Your Next Customer (2007) by Alen Majer, p. 22
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