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!

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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?