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Who made this quotation: if you fail to plan,you plan to fail?
- chickadee34Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
The saying has been attributed most often to Ben Franklin, who is also credited with having said, "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
More recent variations, along with their attributions, include:
“Fail to plan, plan to fail.” Carl W. Buechner
“Failures don't plan to fail; they fail to plan.” Harvey MacKay
"He who fails to plan is planning to fail." Winston Churchill (during WW II)
- 5 years ago
The earliest reference I can find to this quote is 1979. It was in the 5 Dec 1979 San Diego Union newspaper on page 39 and credit was given to Hartman Rector, Jr.