Spectacular achievements are always preceded by unspectacular preparation.
— Roger Staubach

Spectacular achievement is always preceded by spectacular preparation.
Robert H. Schuller preceded quote

Nothing good comes in life or athletics unless a lot of hard work has preceded the effort. Only temporary success is achieved by taking short cuts.
— Roger Staubach

The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.
— Mary Catherine Bateson

For me, it's about camaraderie. My whole life is like, if something's going on, nothing ever preceded fun. I always put my friends and the fun and the business ahead of everything.
— preceded quotation by Ric Flair