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Prepper Quotes
Notable quotables on prepping and survival

Prepping quotes...
Let's begin the prepping and survival quotes with someone who
isn't a survivalist because let's get real. As Mae West once said,
"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

That's essentially why we're all preppers. We want to do things
right. We prepare! In the book
The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne, a
popular quote was from Napoleon Hill, namely
“Whatever the
mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
That's a
good quote for succeeding in life when times are good, but think
of it also when you're trying to survive! You must always have
hope. Your life hinges on hope, but also in how you handle
whatever comes your way in live.

Below are the top prepping and survival quotes and who said
them. Let them be your inspiration!

Prepper Quotes
Of all the quotes on prepping and survival there are three
favorites in prepper circles:

  • "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."
    ~ Benjamin Franklin. With nine simple words, Ben has
    captured the premise of prepping.

  • "Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst." This quote
    is actually an idiom for which several people have tried to
    take credit as a quote. Many even credit the bible, but the
    closest reference there comes in Proverbs 21:31, which
    reads, “The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but
    safety is of the LORD.”

  • "Make do or do without." Another idiom that came about as
    a result of the Great Depression when people made do with
    what little they had out of necessity. The full quote, pictured
    right, is actually longer.

Stay motivated with more good quotes for preppers:

  • "Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.
    ~ Henry Ford.  It's a nice thing to remember as you prepare
    to season your wood. Get to it ~ chop, chop!

  • "The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining."
    ~ John F. Kennedy. If this survival quote seems familiar,
    perhaps it is! Likely President Kennedy borrowed from a
    proverb which says, "Dig the well before you are thirsty."

  • "Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, 'I'm
    Possible!'" ~ Audrey Hepburn. Another quote on prepping
    and survival that isn't from a survivalist, but in crisis this
    really is something to remember.

  • "Control the food supply and you control the people."
    ~ Henry Kissinger. That's a startling quote that should
    motivate any prepper to build a pantry worthy of
    withstanding control.

  • "Life has many ways of testing a person's will, either by
    having NOTHING happen at all, or by having
    EVERYTHING happen all at once." ~ Paulo Coelho, author
    of The Alchemist, pictured immediate right. The book is a
    classic read about following your dreams and recognizing
    opportunity as well as learning to read the omens along the
    same path.

    "Be Prepared." This comes from the Boy Scouts and it's
    also used extensively by the Girl Scouts for obvious reason.

  • "Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness."
    ~ Chinese Proverb. Wisdom of the ancients never gets old.

  • "The line between life or death is determined by what
    we are willing to do." ~ Bear Grylls. The British explorer
    has another good one: "Survival can be summed up in
    three words: 'NEVER GIVE UP!'"

  • "Have more than you show. Speak less than you know."
    That's a rather obscure prepping and survival quote from
    Benjamin Franklin. A quote you may be more familiar with  
    "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
    Incidentally he's filled with  more notable quotables, like
    this one on being thrifty: "A penny saved is a penny
    earned." He must have had money on his mind quite a bit
    when he said this one. "Beware of little expenses: a small
    leak will sink a great ship." Yes, in case there was any
    doubt: Benjamin Franklin was a prepper when he also said
    this: "Make yourself a sheep and the wolves will eat you."

  • "Be Water My Friend." ~ Bruce Lee. It's not the typical
    prepping quote, but when you listen to the full context of
    the quote you will understand:
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Happy endings...
Ralph Waldo Emerson also said, "Once you make a decision, the
universe conspires to make it happen." And with that we'll add,
we're glad you made the decision to become a prepper. Also, it
couldn't hurt to "be water, my friend!"

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