A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practice perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.
- Mahatma Gandhi


An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
- Mahatma Gandhi


Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind: for your pocket-book not only suffers by it, but your preparations are lost and a season passes away unimproved.
- George Washington


By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.
- Confucius


I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
- Abraham Lincoln


To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
- George Washington


Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
- Mark Twain


When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln