The love of our private friends is the only preparatory exercise for the love of all men.
PREDILECTION, n. The preparatory stage of disillusion. - Ambrose Bierce
Have patience or be a patient. Have patience in preparatory moments or be a patient after preparatory moments - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
(The subjects of What Should I Do With The Rest Of My Life) "have convinced me that past failing can as easily prove preparatory as predictive. Age does not of itself limit on enable us. The choice is ours. - Bruce Frankel