Readiness Quotes

Readiness Quotes by Eckhart Tolle, Norman Tebbit, Mahatma Gandhi, Benjamin Disraeli, Fulton J. Sheen, Michael Dean Crapo and many others.

Often suffering is the trigger, or a spiritual teaching

Often suffering is the trigger, or a spiritual teaching, or both. Call it readiness, or grace. This is the beginning of the awakening process.
Eckhart Tolle
We need to create an enterprise culture, a society where successful entrepreneurs are respected and admired, not treated with suspicion and disdain. And in which we see less envy of other peoples’ achievements and mistrust of commerce, and a greater readiness to get out there and join in the process.
Norman Tebbit
Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be, at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
Mahatma Gandhi
One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Benjamin Disraeli
When our conscience bothers us, whether we admit it or not, we often try to justify it by correcting others, or by finding fault with them. The readiness to believe evil about others is in large part ammunition for a thousand scandals in our own hearts.
Fulton J. Sheen
While our nation faces many challenges that must be met regarding homeland security and our military readiness, it is imperative that we live within our means and wisely spend taxpayer dollars.
Michael Dean Crapo
See the world with the innocence of children.
Approach the world with the daring of children.
Love the world with the readiness of children.
Heal the world with the purity of children.
Change the world with the wisdom of children.
Neale Donald Walsch
The readiness to praise others indicates a desire for excellence and perhaps an ability to realize it.
Eric Hoffer
There is no evidence to support the belief that Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev ever questioned Americas power. He questioned only the President’s John F. Kennedys readiness to use it. Elie Abel, The Missile Crisis (1966) Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Lord Acton
I directed the men in our barque to approach near the savages, and hold their arms in readiness to do their duty in case they notice any movement of these people against us.
Samuel de Champlain
To be sure, God shall call you, and us, only at the hour that God has chosen. Until that hour, which lies in God’s hand alone, we shall be protected even in the greatest danger; and from our gratitude for such protection ever new readiness surely arises for the final call
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Overwhelment is about you not being up to speed with what you told the Universe that you want. The Universe is yielding to you. You’re just not ready to receive it right now.
Esther Hicks
Before philosophy can teach by Experience, the Philosophy has to be in readiness, the Experience must be gathered and intelligibly recorded.
Thomas Carlyle
The future of the U.N. will be determined by its readiness to change and adapt.
Antonio Guterres
A readiness to resent injuries is a virtue only in those who are slow to injure.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
The people are urged to be patriotic … by sacrificing their own children. Patriotism requires allegience to the flag, which means obedience and readiness to kill father, mother, brother, sister.
Emma Goldman
A person’s readiness to date is largely a matter of maturity and environment.
Myles Munroe
We now have a lack of readiness that is quite scary. We have planes that were – that Harry Truman inaugurated, the B-52. We have – the Navy has been gutted and decimated. The readiness of the Marines is way down.
Jeb Bush
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
G. M. Trevelyan
That’s why I tell stories: to create readiness, to nudge the people toward receptive insight. In their present state they can stare till doomsday and not see it, listen till they’re blue in the face and not get it.
Eugene H. Peterson
History offers no evidence for the proposition that the assignment of women to military combat jobs is the way to win wars, improve combat readiness, or promote national security.
Phyllis Schlafly
I am left alone in the wide world. My own dear family I have buried: one in Rangoon, and two in Amherst. What remains for me but to hold myself in readiness to follow the dear departed to that blessed world, ‘Where my best friends, my kindred dwell, where God, my Saviour, reigns.’
Adoniram Judson
Perhaps there is no greater test of a man’s regularity and easiness of conscience than his readiness to face the postman. Blessed is he who is made happy by the sound of a rat-tat! The good are eager for it; but the naughty tremble at the sound thereof.
William Makepeace Thackeray
The threat to globalization is not the wasted American dollars but Washington’s readiness to mix US commercial interests with its self-appointed role as global protector.
William Greider
Detente is a readiness to resolve differences and conflicts not by force, not by threats and sabre-rattling, but by peaceful means, at the conference table.
Leonid Brezhnev
What are the moral convictions most fondly held by barbarous and semi-barbarous people? They are the convictions that authority is the soundest basis of belief; that merit attaches to readiness to believe; that the doubting disposition is a bad one, and skepticism is a sin.
Thomas Huxley
The revulsion from an unwanted self, and the impulse to forget it, mask it, slough it off and lose it, produce both a readiness to sacrifice the self and a willingness to dissolve it by losing one’s individual distinctness in a compact collective whole.
Eric Hoffer
Rely not on the likelihood of the enemy’s not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him
Sun Tzu
Poetry is a search for ways of communication; it must be conducted with openness, flexibility, and a constant readiness to listen.
Fleur Adcock
I want each one of my children to be a hundred times greater than I could ever be. Everyone of you must be a giant- must, that is my word. Obedience, readiness, and love for the cause- if you have these three, nothing can hold you back.
Swami Vivekananda
The true ethical test is not only the readiness to save the victims, but also – even more, perhaps – the ruthless dedication to annihilating those who made them victims.
Slavoj ЕЅiЕѕek
Man lives freely only by his readiness to die.
Mahatma Gandhi
I didn’t feel good today- little things here and there- but that’s the nature of this game. You just keep pushing, being mentally and physically ready. Some days are better than others, but even if you don’t feel so good, you get yourself going.
Mike Matheny
One of society’s thorniest problems is that children from poor families start school lagging badly behind their more affluent classmates in readiness.
Richard Thaler
Only if divine love burns in your heart can you awaken in a state of readiness, shaking off the paralyzing sleep that will overcome all humanity, believers and nonbelievers alike.
Basilea Schlink
We are ready to die for an opinion but not for a fact: indeed, it is by our readiness to die that we try to prove the factualness of our opinion.
Eric Hoffer
Rationalism is an attitude of readiness to listen to contrary arguments and to learn from experience… of admitting that “I may be wrong and you may be right and, by an effort, we may get nearer the truth.”
Karl Popper
The assistance you need will be provided by the universe as soon as you convert your readiness to willingness.
Wayne Dyer
Base Ball, to be played thoroughly, requires the possession of muscular strength, great agility, quickness of eye, readiness of hand, and many other faculties of mind and body that mark the man of nerve.
Henry Chadwick
The stability of the State depends upon the readiness of every citizen to subordinate his rights to those of the rest.
Mahatma Gandhi
So the principles of warfare are: Do not depend on the enemy not coming, but depend on our readiness against him. Do not depend on the enemy not attacking, but depend on our position that cannot be attacked.
Sun Tzu
Some form of suffering often brings about a readiness. One can say it cracks open the shell of the egoic mind with which many people identify as “me.” Life cracks open that shell, and once that crack is there, then we are reached more easily by spiritual teaching.
Eckhart Tolle
I am convinced that only when a man is prepared to die is he also prepared to live.
Billy Graham
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Benjamin Franklin
Man’s principle trait is a readiness to believe anything. Otherwise, how could the Church have survived for almost two thousand years in the absense of universal gullibility?
Umberto Eco
For aging is an art. The years between its first intimations and the time of the ultimate letting go of all earthly things can-if the readiness and resolve are there-be the real harvest of our lives.
Sherwin B. Nuland
Worry does not mean fear, but readiness for the confrontation.
Bashar al-Assad
God has wisely kept us in the dark concerning future events and reserved for himself the knowledge of them, that he may train us up in a dependence upon himself and a continued readiness for every event.
Matthew Henry
By thetest of our faith thehighest standard ofcivilization is the readiness to sacrifice for others.
David Lloyd George
The service a man renders his friend is trivial and selfish, compared with the service he knows his friend stood in readiness to yield him, alike before he had begun to serve his friend, and now also. Compared with that good-will I bear my friend, the benefit it is in my power to render him seems small.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Today nearly every combat brigade located within the United States would report that they are not ready for duty. They are at the lowest levels of readiness.
Ike Skelton
Villains are usually the worst casuists, and rush into crimes to avoid less. Henry VIII. committed murder to avoid the imputation of adultery; and in our times, those who commit the latter crime attempt to wash off the stain of seducing the wife by signifying their readiness to shoot the husband.
Charles Caleb Colton
People reach a point of readiness for change when they reach their own personal bottom.
Marshall Sylver
There is probably an element of malice in our readiness to overestimate people – we are, as it were, laying up for ourselves the pleasure of later cutting them down to size.
Eric Hoffer
I guess I am doomed to remain an outsider to the end, lacking as I am the indispensable qualities of an academic insider: school loyalty, conformity to the procedure, and readiness to obey by the school-endorsed criteria of cohesion and consistency.
Zygmunt Bauman
Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
Jean de La Fontaine
That was not the biggest battle that ever was, but for me it always typified one thing; the dash, the ingenuity, the readiness at the first opportunity that characterizes the American soldier.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
I am not blaming those who are resolved to rule, only those who show an even greater readiness to submit.
When the devil is shouting ‘no way’, get ready…the way is about to show up.
Jerry Savelle
Stand fully in the now moment with gratitude, enthusiasm, openness, and readiness to respond to Life as it greets you.
Michael Beckwith
As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, my first priority is to ensure the readiness of our military.
Luther Strange
Shakespeare said: “There’s a special providence in the fall of a sparrow.” Everything happens perfectly.
Frederick Lenz
Competitive skills are desperately needed by poor children in America, and realistic recognition of the economic roles that they may someday have an opportunity to fill is obviously important, too. But there is more to life, and there ought to be much more to childhood, than readiness for economic functions.
Jonathan Kozol
An over-readiness to criticise or to depreciate a minister of Christ is proof of a lack of devotion to Christ.
Henry Clay Trumbull
The most considerable difference I note among men is not in their readiness to fall into error, but in their readiness to acknowledge these inevitable lapses.
Thomas Huxley
[Praying] demands that you take to the road again and again, leaving your house and looking forward to a new land for yourself and your [fellow human]. This is why praying demands poverty, that is, the readiness to live a life in which you have nothing to lose so that you always begin afresh.
Henri Nouwen
My favorite definition of success is that it is a state of mind combined with a state of readiness. You can have one and be a flop; if you have both, you’ll win every time.
Carolyn Warner
The Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee is crucial to the military’s ongoing modernization efforts, ensuring readiness levels are at a place where we can protect ourselves against threats from around the world.
Ronny Jackson
One of the things that has always been my undoing in politics is my readiness to do whatever job has to be done.
Judy LaMarsh
I was wholly unprepared for the extraordinary attitude of the medical world in its readiness to condemn anything that smacked of reform or that ran contrary to approved methods of practice.
Elizabeth Kenny
It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.
Hugh Laurie
Leadership is the readiness to stand out in a crowd.
John C. Maxwell
Wine gives great pleasure, and every pleasure is of itself a good. and
A man should cultivate his mind so as to have that confidence and readiness without wine, which wine gives.
Samuel Johnson
Marriage is a great institution, but I’m not ready for an institution.
Mae West
When you have achieved a state of calmness and readiness, then you are ready to know, ready to understand in a deep way the dance between emptiness and appearance. Once you catch a glimpse of that dance, don’t hang on to it. Just let it go, like your first glimpse of essence love.
Tsoknyi Rinpoche
The best way that a man could test his readiness to encounter the common variety of mankind would be to climb down a chimney into any house at random, and get on as well as possible with the people inside. And that is essentially what each one of us did on the day that he was born.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The achievement of the hero is one that he is ready for and it’s really a manifestation of his character. It’s amusing the way in which the landscape and conditions of the environment match the readiness of the hero. The adventure that he is ready for is the one that he gets.
Joseph Campbell
The bottom line, addressing defense spending cuts with a meat ax like sequestration will damage defense readiness for decades to come.
Ander Crenshaw
We must learn from Mary, and we must imitate her unconditional readiness to receive Christ in her life.
Pope Francis
The true courage of civilized nations is readiness for sacrifice in the service of the state, so that the individual counts as only one amongst many. The important thing here is not personal mettle but aligning oneself with the universal.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
The higher man is distinguished from the lower by his fearlessness and his readiness to challenge misfortune.
Friedrich Nietzsche
All of us, the government, parliament, local authorities and the society must demonstrate determination and readiness to use knowledge and capabilities… toward full European integration.
Igor Luksic
How could a readiness for war in time of peace be safely prohibited, unless we could prohibit, in like manner, the preparations and establishments of every hostile nation?
James Madison
You have to fight for the soul of your people, you have to fight for the souls of millions of people on both sides, to overcome the legacy of this struggle [between Palestine and Israel] and create a readiness for peace.
Uri Avnery
Being ready is not what matters. What matters is winning after you get there.
Victor H. Krulak
There is nothing so unready as readiness of wit.
Antoine Rivarol
Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination. And let us move on in these powerful days, these days of challenge to make America what it ought to be. We have an opportunity to make America a better nation.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
There should be a readiness, on our part, to investigate with candor to follow the truth wherever it may lead us, and to submit, without reserve or objection, to all the teachings of this religion, if it be found to be of divine origin.
Simon Greenleaf
I’m kind of quiet but when I put my helmet on, it’s like you flip a switch. I’m ready to go.
Martin Truex Jr.
Who needs forgiveness, should the same extend with readiness.
Seneca the Younger
The rich countries are rich because of their practices at home, and because of their readiness to adopt and adapt new things, such as Chinese inventions or New World crops.
Ibn Warraq
Simplification of modes of proof is not merely an indication of advance in our knowledge of a subject, but is also the surest guarantee of readiness for farther progress.
Lord Kelvin
And it is through strife and the readiness for strife that a man or a nation must win greatness. So, let the world know that we are here and willing to pour out our blood, our treasure, our tears. And that America is ready and if need be desirous of battle
Theodore Roosevelt
Readiness to answer all questions is the infallible sign of stupidity.
Saul Bellow
Waiting for God is not laziness. Waiting for God is not the abandonment of effort. Waiting for God means, first, activity under command; second, readiness for any new command that may come; third, the ability to do nothing until the command is given.
G. Campbell Morgan
Sometimes and in particular dealing with a dictator, the only chance of peace is a readiness for war.
Tony Blair
One must have at least a readiness to love the other person, broadly speaking, if one is to be able to understand him.
Rollo May
I visited the Chinese side last year. The Chinese are in a constant state of military readiness. They have all their nuclear weapons in the area, presumably trained on targets across the border.
Harrison Salisbury
A readiness to believe ill of others, before we have duly examined it, is the effect of laziness and pride. We are eager to find aculprit, and loath to give ourselves the trouble of examining the crime.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Almighty God freely bestows the good things in this world in proportion to a person’s mental readiness to receive.
Norman Vincent Peale
We are so busy telling God where we would like to go. We wait with the idea of some great opportunity, something sensational, and when it comes we are quick to cry, ‘Here am I.’ Readiness for God means that we are ready to do the tiniest little thing or the great big thing, it makes no difference.
Oswald Chambers
Care not for want of place; care for thy readiness to fill one. Care not for being unknown, but seek to be worthy of note.
Faith is the readiness to reveal whatever is concealed. You don’t have to conceal doubts by putting on patches of self-confirmation. The readiness to be exposed seems to make the difference between ego’s approach to spirituality and an enlightened one.
Chogyam Trungpa
There is too little courtship in the world. … For courtship means a wish to stand well in the other person’s eyes, and, what is more, a readiness to be pleased with the other’s ways; a sense on each side of having had the better of the bargain; an undercurrent of surprise and thankfulness at one’s good luck.
Vernon Lee
But let the wise be warned against too great readiness to explanation: it multiplies the sources of mistake, lengthening the sum for reckoners sure to go wrong.
George Eliot
Sannyas is the art of flying… the art that stops the process of gravitation and starts the process of grace. All that is needed is a state of let-go. All that is needed is a readiness to be possessed by the upward dimension, a readiness to open to the sky.
We know that school readiness programs work, and the best ones work extraordinarily well. They are effective in reducing the achievement gap, which in Connecticut is among the highest in the country.
Elizabeth Esty
We owed so much to Herbert’s ever cheerful industry and readiness, that I often wondered how I had conceived that old idea of his inaptitude, until I was one day enlightened by the reflection, that perhaps the inaptitude had never been in him at all, but had been in me.
Charles Dickens
What we can control is our readiness.
Dan Quinn
Readiness of speech is often inability to hold the tongue.
Jean-Baptiste Rousseau
Others control our opportunities, we control our readiness.
Mark Millar
The only condition of fighting for the right to create is faith in your own vocation, readiness to serve, and refusal to compromise.
Andrei Tarkovsky
If France is to be judged, judge her not by the effects of her defeat but by her readiness to sacrifice herself.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
From my perspective, to really be ready, we can’t afford to have these deep degradations in readiness associated with personnel turbulence post-deployment.
Joseph Dunford
Our nation has a regrettable history of drawing down our forces and readiness after each conflict, only to find ourselve ill-prepared for the next great struggle.
Mitch McConnell
A readiness to excuse some faults, shows a disposition to commit others.
Norm MacDonald
A deep sense of sin, a humble willingness to be saved in God’s way, a teachable readiness to give up our own prejudices when a more excellent way is shown, these are the principal things. These things the two disciples possessed, and therefore our Lord “went with them” and guided them into all truth.
J. C. Ryle
We expressed our readiness to join the US-led, international coalition against Daesh with special forces. All of this, however, is still in the discussion phase and in the initial planning phase.
Adel al-Jubeir
I perceive two things in Scotland of the most fearful omen: ignorance of theological truth, and a readiness to pride themselves in and boast of it.
Edward Irving
I came to the conclusion then that “continual mindfulness”. . . must mean, not a sergeantmajor-like drilling of thoughts, but a continual readiness to accept whatever came.
Marion Milner
On any given day, in any given moment, something could happen that opens up for you an entirely new path. Be still, be alert, be ready.
Marianne Williamson
No. An unremitting readiness to admit you may be wrong.
Anthony de Mello
In mystical traditions, it is one’s own readiness that makes experiences exoteric or esoteric. The secret isn’t that you’re not being told. The secret is that you’re not able to hear.
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Ram Dass
Prayer if it is real is an acknowledgment of our finitude, our need, our openness to be changed, our readiness to be surprised, yes, astonished by the “beams of love.”
Douglas V. Steere
We have an Army that hasn’t been in this position since World War II, in terms of levels and in terms of readiness and in terms of everything else. We are not capable like we have to be.
Donald Trump
We are ready to deal with any President [of U.S], but of course, and I mentioned that, it depends on the readiness of the future Administration.
Vladimir Putin
I dislike many of Mr Corbyn’s opinions – his belief in egalitarianism and high taxation, his enthusiasm for comprehensive schools, his readiness to talk to terrorists, and his support for the E.U.
Peter Hitchens
I have always thought that one of the signs of natural leaders of men (and women) was their readiness to take the necessary pains to keep their followers with them.
Judy LaMarsh
The modern habit of doing ceremonial things unceremoniously is no proof of humility; rather it proves the offender’s inability to forget himself in the rite, and his readiness to spoil for every one else the proper pleasure of ritual.
C. S. Lewis
It is perhaps the most characteristic feature of the intellectual that he judges new ideas not by their specific merits but by the readiness with which they fit into his general conceptions, into the picture of the world which he regards as modern or advanced.
Friedrich August von Hayek
Readiness is an oft-mentioned – but frequently ignored – necessity.
Erik Prince
Did a sense of shame ever reside in our Republican toadies? You can’t stop people who are never embarrassed by themselves. Will’s readiness to turn a sow’s ear into a silk purse can be cited as world class sycophancy.
Norman Mailer
I believe in destiny. But I also believe that you can’t just sit back and let destiny happen. A lot of times, an opportunity might fall into your lap, but you have to be ready for that opportunity. You can’t sit there waiting on it. A lot of times you are going to have to get out there and make it happen.
Spike Lee
Through readiness and discipline, we are the masters of our fate.
Bill Paxton
The experience of surprise is a sign of one’s readiness to grow.
Sidney Jourard
If whatever we do changes one person’s opinion, gets one person’s readiness better than it was before, or at the end of the day entertains people, than we’ve done our job.
Bill Goldberg
The Marine Corps has been, and will continue to be, America’s Expeditionary Force in Readiness – ready to respond to today’s crisis, with today’s Marine forces, today.
James F. Amos
That is not to say that we can relax our readiness to defend ourselves. Our armament must be adequate to the needs, but our faith is not primarily in these machines of defense but in ourselves.
Chester W. Nimitz
Readiness for death is that of character, rather than of occupation. It is right living which prepares for safe or even joyous dying. – Jacques
Jacques-Benigne Bossuet
The Communist Party and the Soviet Government display constant concern to strengthen the country’s defensive might and raise the combat readiness of the Armed Forces.
Andrei Grechko
Readiness for opportunity makes for success. Opportunity often comes by accident; readiness never does.
Sam Rayburn
There is nothing which wings its flight so swiftly as calumny, nothing is uttered with more ease; nothing is listened to with more readiness, nothing disbursed more widely.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
The happiness of married life depends upon making small sacrifices with readiness and cheerfulness.
John Selden
Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action.
Napoleon Hill
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Then, the specialists themselves, probably believe that in the course of EU expansion, for example, some elements concerning the readiness of some economies to enter the Eurozone have not been taken into account.
Vladimir Putin
What is this gypsy passion for separation, this readiness to rush off when we’ve just met? My head rests in my hands as I realize, looking into the night that no one turning over our letters has yet understood how completely and how deeply faithless we are, which is to say: how true we are to ourselves.
Marina Tsvetaeva
Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valor, and be in readiness for the conflict; for it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar.
Winston Churchill
I know, or I dream, that pop music can search out limits, mock restrictions and divisions, exorcise cultural nightmares, contribute to revitaiisation of people’s thinking, disturb and inspire if only through its unstable mobility, its readiness to pursue apparently irrelevant links and private associations.
Paul Morley
I actually didn’t listen to the Beatles song ‘Nowhere Man’ when I was writing my book of the same name. What I listened to a lot was ‘Abbey Road.’ Its disjointedness and its readiness to confuse only to delight were inspiring to me.
Aleksandar Hemon