„Spring is the time of plans and projects.“

Source: Anna Karenina

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—  Mohammed VI of Morocco King of Morocco 1963

Original French: En effet, il n'est pas raisonnable que tous les cinq ans, chaque nouveau gouvernement arrive avec un nouveau plan, faisant l'impasse sur les plans antérieurs, alors qu'il ne pourra pas exécuter le sien intégralement, au vu de la courte durée de son mandat.
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„How does a project get to be a year late? … One day at a time.“

—  Fred Brooks American computer scientist 1931

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„All this could be part of a plan. But it’s some plan, isn’t it?; With mass destruction, pitiless extermination and annihilation going on all the time.“

—  Christopher Hitchens British American author and journalist 1949 - 2011

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„My times be in thy hand!
Perfect the cup as planned!“

—  Robert Browning, Rabbi ben Ezra

Source: Dramatis Personae (1864), Rabbi Ben Ezra, Line 187.
Context: So, take, and use thy work:
Amend what flaws may lurk,
What strain o' the stuff, what warpings past the aim!
My times be in thy hand!
Perfect the cup as planned!
Let age approve of youth, and death complete the same!

„At the end of the season of sorrows comes the time of rejoicing. Spring, like a well-oiled clock, noiselessly indicates this time.“

—  Roger Zelazny American speculative fiction writer 1937 - 1995

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—  Werner Erhard Critical Thinker and Author 1935

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„To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.“

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