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Interesting Words And Expressions – Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst

“Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.”

What does it mean?

Bad things might happen, so be prepared.

Where does it come from?

This phrase was first used in the 1833 book The Wondrous Tale of Alroy by British novelist, essayist, and twice Prime Minister of the UK, Benjamin Disraeli. In chapter 3 of his book, he writes “I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.”

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