65 Unprepared Quotes On Success In Life

These unprepared quotes will motivate you. Unprepared, not ready, or able to deal with something.

Below you will find a collection of inspiring, happy, and encouraging unprepared quotes, unprepared sayings, and unprepared proverbs.

Best Unprepared Quotes

  1. “He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared.” ~ Sun Tzu
  2. “A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling to do the unnecessary.” ~ Fred Allen
  3. “Failure knocks the door of the unprepared minds very often.” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan
  4. “But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the programme of life’s morning — for what was great in the morning will be little at evening, and what in the morning was true will at evening have become a lie.” ~ Carl Jung
  5. “Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.” ~ Sun Tzu

  6. “He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.” ~ Sun Tzu
  7. “If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is tempermental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.” ~ Sun Tzu
  8. “Being unprepared heightens nerves.” ~ James Galway
  9. “Magnificently unprepared for the long littleness of life.” ~ Frances Cornford
  10. “Always be ready; always live in such a way that death can never find you unprepared.” ~ Thomas a Kempis

  11. “I will not go into a story unprepared. I will do my homework, and that’s something I learned at an early age.” ~ Ed Bradley
  12. “I never know what I’m going to do for the Post next. Two weeks ago I had a piece on Homeland Security. This is one of my pig ongoing projects. How unprepared we are for a terrorist attack.” ~ Sally Quinn
  13. “The most successful career must show a waste of strength that might have removed mountains, and the most unsuccessful is not that of the man who is taken unprepared, but of him who has prepared and is never taken.” ~ E. M. Forster
  14. “I was completely unprepared for the public spectacle my private life became, and didn’t like it a bit.” ~ Harrison Ford
  15. “Ignoring a Reality doesn’t make it less Real. It’s still going to happen. Being unprepared for something doesn’t stop it from happening.” ~ Yasmin Mogahed

  16. “I am very much a seat-of-the-pants actor. I will prepare when I have to. But I like being unprepared.” ~ Lena Headey
  17. “Being unprepared makes me nervous. I’m old-fashioned show folk.” ~ John C. Reilly
  18. “Opportunity is a haughty goddess who wastes no time with those who are unprepared. a” ~ George S. Clason
  19. “The unprepared mind cannot see the outstretched hand of opportunity.” ~ Alexander Fleming
  20. “Weather Panic! This is the New Normal (and We’re Hopelessly Unprepared)” ~ Sharon Begley

  21. “I know not what you mean by God; the word God is to me a sound conveying no clear or distinct affirmation.” ~ Charles Bradlaugh
  22. “He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces.” ~ Sun Tzu
  23. “He will win who has military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign.” ~ Sun Tzu
  24. “He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks.” ~ Sun Tzu
  25. “I want to go out as unprepared as possible so I can get filled up with what the world has to offer.” ~ Jay Maisel

  26. “Always be thou prepared, and so live that death may never find thee unprepared.” ~ Thomas a Kempis
  27. “We have usurped many of the powers we once ascribed to God. Fearful and unprepared, we have assumed lordship over the life or death of the whole world — of all living things. The danger and the glory and the choice rest finally in man. The test of his perfectibility is at hand. Having taken Godlike power, we must seek in ourselves for the responsibility and the wisdom we once prayed some deity might have.” ~ John Steinbeck
  28. “Luck is opportunity met by preparation – and to be prepared or unprepared is a personal choice.” ~ Neal Boortz
  29. “No sensible man ever engages, unprepared, in a fencing match of words with a woman.” ~ Wilkie Collins
  30. “Don’t complain about not getting a chance and then be unprepared when you finally do.” ~ Joe Montana

  31. “Pressure comes when someone calls on you to perform a task for which you are unprepared.” ~ Tony La Russa
  32. “To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.” ~ Winston Churchill
  33. “Thus we may know that there are five essentials for victory: He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight. He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces. He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks. He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared. He will win who has military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign.” ~ Sun Tzu
  34. “A good many observers have remarked that if equality could come at once, the Negro would not be ready for it. I submit that the white American is even more unprepared.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  35. “I don’t think people ever were free of fear of death, but clinging to life and being so unprepared for it is a modern experience.” ~ Katy Butler

  36. “The North can make a steam engine, locomotive or railway car; hardly a yard of cloth or a pair of shoes can you make. You are rushing into war with one of the most powerful, ingeniously mechanical and determined people on earth – right at your doors. You are bound to fail. Only in spirit and determination are you prepared for war. In all else you are totally unprepared, with a bad cause to start with.” ~ William Tecumseh Sherman
  37. “The beauty of facing life unprepared is tremendous. Then life has a newness, a youth; then life has a flow and freshness. Then life has so many surprises. And when life has so many surprises, boredom never settles in you.” ~ Rajneesh
  38. “Everybody has a hard job. All real work is hard. My work happened also to be undoable. Morning after morning for 50 years, I faced the next page defenseless and unprepared. Writing for me was a feat of self-preservation. If I did not do it, I would die. So I did it. Obstinacy, not talent, saved my life.” ~ Philip Roth
  39. “Some people simply bury their heads in the sand and refuse to think about the sorrow of the world, but this is an unwise course, because, if we are entirely unprepared, the tragedy of life can be devastating.” ~ Karen Armstrong
  40. “Don’t be afraid to fail, encourage your talent, and use your heart. And never be unprepared” ~ Joe Torre

  41. “You always have to prepare for the obstacles that are going to come. Consequently, when they do come, it doesn’t affect you mentally near as much as when you’re unprepared for them.” ~ Lou Holtz
  42. “Do the unexpected, attack the unprepared.” ~ Zhuge Liang
  43. “Money is my military, each dollar a soldier. I never send my money into battle unprepared and undefended. I send it to conquer and take currency prisoner and bring it back to me.” ~ Kevin O’Leary
  44. “Most of us are called on to perform tasks far beyond what we can do. Our capabilities seldom match our aspirations, and we are often woefully unprepared. To this extent, we are all Assistant Pig-Keepers at heart.” ~ Lloyd Alexander
  45. “Europe is like the Roman Empire – indulged, decadent, flooded with immigrants and unprepared to fight for its culture.” ~ Filip Dewinter

  46. “It [his brothers assassination] made Robert Kennedy, a man unprepared for introspection, think for the first time in his life, what he wanted to do, and what he stood for.” ~ Jack Newfield
  47. “We can see now that we Americans were caught unprepared, because we were ordinary human beings, following the best advice we had at the time. No one would have guessed in 1941 that we would be attacked in such an unsportsmanlike manner as we were. No one could have visualized Pearl Harbor, either out there or in Washington. But if we had known then what we know now, we would have expected an attack in 1941.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  48. “Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the afternoon of life. Worse still, we take this step with the false presupposition that our truths and our ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great in the morning will be little at evening and what in the morning was true, at evening will have become a lie.” ~ Carl Jung
  49. “So far I’ve seen the life studies packet used as (1) an umbrella, (2) a makeshift towel, (3) a pillow, and now this. I have never actually seen anyone study with it, which either means that everyone who graduates from Thomas Jefferson will be totally unprepared for life or that certain things can’t be learned in bullet-point format.” ~ Lauren Oliver
  50. “I think I was unprepared for war.” ~ George W. Bush

  51. “She was scared Unprepared Lost in the dark Falling apart I can’t survive Without you by my side We’re gonna be alright This is what happens when Two worlds collide.” ~ Demi Lovato
  52. “And you bring your words,
    But you’re just like them,
    You’re unprepared
    ‘Cause you don’t know the terrain” ~ Dar Williams
  53. “If one’s conscious life is too rigid, too regimented, then the surface may crack at times, and we are unprepared for the strange emotions or sensations we experience.” ~ Anais Nin
  54. “Beyond [known peoples of black West Africa] to the south there is no civilization in the proper sense. There are only humans who are closer to dumb animals than to rational beings. They live in thickets and caves, and eat herbs and unprepared grain. They frequently eat each other. They cannot be considered human beings.” ~ Ibn Khaldun
  55. “When you live a life without questions, you’re unprepared for the questions when they come.” ~ Neal Shusterman

  56. “I have taken care of everything in the course of my life, only not for death, and now I have to die completely unprepared.” ~ Cesare Borgia
  57. “In a few hundred years, when the history of our time will be written from a long-term perspective, it is likely that the most important event historians will see is not technology, not the Internet, not e-commerce. It is an unprecedented change in the human condition. For the first time – literally – substantial and rapidly growing numbers of people have choices. For the first time, they will have to manage themselves. And society is totally unprepared for it.” ~ Peter Drucker
  58. “Use humility to make the enemy haughty. Tire them by flight. Cause division among them. When they are unprepared, attack and make your move when they do not expect it.” ~ Sun Tzu
  59. “The lakes are something which you are unprepared for; they lie up so high, exposed to the light, and the forest is diminished to a fine fringe on their edges, with here and there a blue mountain, like amethyst jewels set around some jewel of the first water, – so anterior, so superior, to all the changes that are to take place on their shores, even now civil and refined, and fair as they can ever be.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  60. “In order to grow, you must accept new responsibilities, no matter how uncertain you may feel or how unprepared you are to deal with them.” ~ Pat Summitt

  61. “You were totally unprepared for her.” “That’s for damned sure.” ~ Richelle Mead
  62. “Attack where he is unprepared; sally forth when he does not expect you.” ~ Sun Tzu
  63. “The atheist does not say ‘there is no God,’ but he says ‘I know not what you mean by God; I am without idea of God’; the word ‘God’ is to me a sound conveying no clear or distinct affirmation. … The Bible God I deny; the Christian God I disbelieve in; but I am not rash enough to say there is no God as long as you tell me you are unprepared to define God to me.” ~ Charles Bradlaugh
  64. “From a position of this sort, if the enemy is unprepared, you may sally forth and defeat him. But if the enemy is prepared for your coming, and you fail to defeat him, then, return being impossible, disaster will ensue.” ~ Sun Tzu
  65. “Now and then in life, love catches you unawares, illuminating the dark corners of your mind, and filling them with radiance. Once in awhile you are faced with a beauty and a joy that takes your soul, all unprepared, by assault.” ~ Jennifer Worth

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