„The enemy of a good plan is the dream of a perfect plan.“

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Karl von Clausewitz4
1780 - 1831

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„We plan alone but we fulfill our plans together with the enemy, as it were, in accordance with his opposition.“

—  Ivan Konev Soviet military commander 1897 - 1973

Quoted in "How Wars End: Eye-witness Accounts of the Fall of Berlin" - by Vladimir Sevruk - History - 1974 - Page 27.

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

—  Robert Browning, Rabbi ben Ezra

Fonte: Dramatis Personae (1864), Rabbi Ben Ezra, Line 187.
Contexto: 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!

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„No battle plan survives first contact with the enemy. Not when the enemy is me.“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold, Vorkosigan Saga

This includes a common paraphrase of a statement which originates with military strategist Field Marshall Helmuth von Moltke: "No plan of operations extends with any certainty beyond the first contact with the main hostile force."
Vorkosigan Saga, Cetaganda (1996)

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„A perfection of planned layout is achieved only by institutions on the point of collapse.“

—  C. Northcote Parkinson British naval historian 1909 - 1993

Fonte: Parkinson's Law: and Other Studies in Administration. (1957), p. 60; cited in: Craig Calhoun (2012), Contemporary Sociological Theory, p. 254

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„No plan of battle survives contact with the enemy, and time is the ultimate opponent.“

—  Charles Stross, livro Rule 34

Fonte: Rule 34 (2011), Chapter 1, “Liz: Red Pill, Blue Pill” (p. 16)

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„I have no plans, and no plans to plan.“

—  Mario Cuomo American politician, Governor of New York 1932 - 2015

On his presidential plans New York Times (14 September 1986)

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„Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965

This military aphorism has been attributed to both von Moltke and Clausewitz, as well as Churchill. It was familiar to President and former Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe Dwight D. Eisenhower: I tell this story to illustrate the truth of the statement I heard long ago in the Army: Plans are worthless, but planning is everything. There is a very great distinction because when you are planning for an emergency you must start with this one thing: the very definition of 'emergency' is that it is unexpected, therefore it is not going to happen the way you are planning.
Speech to the National Defense Executive Reserve Conference in Washington, D.C. (November 14, 1957) ; from Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1957, National Archives and Records Service, Government Printing Office, p. 818 : ISBN 0160588510, 9780160588518
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