Academia is ruled by a pathological herd mentality. Stick out, and be prepared to get ostracized.
There is a saying in Baltimore that crabs may be prepared in fifty ways and that all of them are good.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice-president, and that one word is 'to be prepared'.
My mother taught me that it is important to be prepared for a last-minute polish.
You have to be prepared to take a spill.