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By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.


Benjamin Franklin

(January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was an American polymath who was active as a writer, scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat, printer, publisher, and political philosopher. Among the leading intellectuals of his time, Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, a drafter and signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, and the first United States Postmaster General.

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من خلال عدم الاستعداد، كنت تستعد للفشل.

ved ikke at forberede, forbereder du dig på at mislykkes.

Wenn Sie sich nicht vorbereiten, bereiten Sie sich auf das Scheitern vor.

παραλείποντας να προετοιμαστείτε, προετοιμαζόμαστε να αποτύχουμε.

Al no prepararte, te estás preparando para fallar.

en ne vous préparant pas, vous vous préparez à échouer.

azáltal, hogy nem készít előkészítést, készen áll a kudarcra.

non riuscendo a prepararti, ti stai preparando a fallire.

noxii facio feci paras.

ao não se preparar, você está se preparando para falhar.

не готовясь, вы готовитесь потерпеть неудачу.

genom att inte förbereda förbereder du dig för att misslyckas.

தயார் செய்யத் தவறியதன் மூலம், நீங்கள் தோல்வியடையத் தயாராகி வருகிறீர்கள்.

не встигаючи підготуватися, ви готуєтеся до невдачі.

تیار کرنے میں ناکام رہے، آپ ناکام ہونے کی تیاری کر رہے ہیں.


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