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Quotes of the Day for 3 December 2000 – Preparation

Today is the first day of the Christian calendar, the First Sunday of Advent. Although some of our secular preparations for Christmas are a bit noisy and frantic for my tastes, Preparation is exactly what the next four weeks are about.

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The quotes:

The best preparation for a better life next year is a full, complete, harmonious, joyous life this year.
     - Thomas Dreier

Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
     - Denis Waitley

For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
     - Rainer Maria Rilke

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 Bruyère

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