John mentioned this one to me, as I sit here editing three memos for tomorrow, I’m reminded he is right. Eisenhower is one smart person. Planning is good because it helps you think through objectives. I actually like the later formulation better, but it appears, Dwight actually said the more boring one about planning.
In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. Dwight D. Eisenhower
No battle was ever won according to plan, but no battle was ever won without one. Dwight D. Eisenhower