40 Inspiring Quotes To Start Planning And Organising Your Life

I love a good quote, amongst them I can usually find just the right dose of wisdom to give me a boost particularly when it comes to planning, organising and then getting things done. Here is a selection to keep you going!


1.    “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” – Lao Tzu


2.    “Fail to plan, plan to fail” – Winston Churchill


3.    “Organise your life around your dreams, and watch them come true”- Unknown


4.    “A place for everything, and everything in its place” – Mrs Beeton


5.    “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful” – William Morris


6.    “Organising is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up” - A. A. Milne


7.    “Once you have a clear idea of your priorities – that is your values, goals and high leverage activities, organize around them” – Stephen Covey


8.    “Stuff has gotten a lot cheaper, but our attitudes towards it haven’t changed correspondingly – we overvalue stuff” – Paul Graham


9.    “How many things are there which I do not want” – Socrates


10. “Happiness is a place between too little and too much” – Finnish Proverb


11. “Clutter is nothing more than postponed decisions” – Unknown


12. “Out of clutter find simplicity” - Albert Einstein


13. “The more things you own the more they own you” – Unknown


14. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things” - Albert Einstein


15. “The most important things in life aren’t things. - Anthony J. D’Angelo


16. “Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough” – Unknown


17. “For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned” - Benjamin Franklin


18. “You will never be completely ready. Start from wherever you are” - C.J. Hayden


19. “Good order is the foundation of all things” - Edmund Burke


20. “Perfection is highly overrated. Real learning and growth come with imperfection” - Felicia Watlington


21. “Our life is frittered away by detail . . . simplify, simplify” - Henry David Thoreau


22. “One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time” - John Wanamaker


23. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” - Leonardo DaVinci


24. “There’s always room for improvement, you know – it’s the biggest room in the house” - Louise Heath Leber


25. “Gentlemen, I do one thing at a time.  I do it very well.  And then I move on” - Major Charles Emerson Winchester III


26. “Perfection is the death of possibilities” Mary Kay Hamm


27. “I’m careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can strive for; perfection is God’s business” - Michael J. Fox


28. “Less is more” - Mies Van Der Rohe


29. “If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it” - Olin Miller


30. “You can have it all. You can’t just have it all at once” - Oprah Winfrey


31. “Joy is not in things; it is in us” - Richard Wagner


32. “Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week” - Spanish Proverb


33. “The best way to get something done is to begin” - Author Unknown


34. “The maxim ‘Nothing but perfection’ may be spelled ‘Paralysis” - Winston Churchill


35. “There is no try. There is only do, or do not” – Yoda


36. "A goal without a plan is just a wish” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery


37. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” – Benjamin Franklin


38. “Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming after all is a form of planning’ – Gloria Steinem


39. “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first hour sharpening the axe” – Abraham Lincoln


40. “Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes, but no plans” - Peter F. Drucker


Quote No. 17 is my current favourite quote. Which one is yours?