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"Be Prepared."
by Robert Baden-Powell,

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

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Correcting bad habits cannot be done
by forbidding or punishment.
- Robert Baden-Powell (the founder of scouting)

Trust should be the basis for all our moral training.
- Robert Baden-Powell

Show me a poorly uniformed troop and I'll show you
a poorly uniformed leader.
- Robert Baden-Powell

 

A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly
what to do when anything unexpected happens.
- Robert Baden-Powell

To get a hold on boys you must be their friend.
- Robert Baden-Powell

We never fail when we try to do our duty,
we always fail when we neglect to do it.
- Robert Baden-Powell

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The uniform makes for brotherhood, since when universally
adopted it covers up all differences of class and country.
- Robert Baden-Powell

See things from the boy's point of view.
- Robert Baden-Powell

Success in training the boy depends largely on the
Scoutmaster's own personal example.
- Robert Baden-Powell

The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness
into the lives of others.
- Robert Baden-Powell

An individual step in character training is to put
responsibility on the individual.
- Robert Baden-Powell

The Scoutmaster teaches boys to play the game by doing so himself.
- Robert Baden-Powell

The spirit is there in every boy; it has to be discovered and brought to light.
- Robert Baden-Powell

When you want a thing done, 'Don't do it yourself'
is a good motto for Scoutmasters.
- Robert Baden-Powell

The more responsibility the Scoutmaster gives his patrol leaders,
the more they will respond.
- Robert Baden-Powell

A boy carries out suggestions more wholeheartedly when
he understands their aim.
- Robert Baden-Powell

If you make listening and observation your occupation
you will gain much more than you can by talk.
- Robert Baden-Powell

A Scout smiles and whistles under all circumstances.
- Robert Baden-Powell

Be Prepared...
the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare
himself by previous thinking out and practicing how
to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise.
- Robert Baden-Powell

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am prepared to die, but there is no cause
for which I am prepared to kill.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

Be prepared for life -
to live happily and without regret,
knowing that you have done your best.
- the Boy Scout Handbook

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically,
by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
- Gore Vidal

Although prepared for martyrdom,
I preferred that it be postponed.
- Winston Churchill

Mother Nature may be forgiving this year,
or next year, but eventually she's going to come around and whack you.
You've got to be prepared.
- Geraldo Rivera

When a noble life has prepared old age,
it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.
- Muriel Spark

I think men who have a pierced ear
are better prepared for marriage.
They've experienced pain and bought jewelry.
- Rita Rudner

Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage -
they've experienced pain and bought jewelry.
- Rita Rudner

I am prepared to meet my Maker.
Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal
of meeting me is another matter.
- Winston Churchill

My whole life is waiting for the questions to which I have prepared answers.
- Tom Stoppard

I believe that if a man wanted to walk on water,
and was prepared to give up everything in life,
he could do it.
- Stirling Moss

I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.
- Benjamin Disraeli

We, Russia, are prepared to work with others.
I am convinced that stability and security in Europe
cannot be considered without taking Russia into account.
- Boris Yeltsin

I was pretty much prepared because I was already playing
in extremely good ways when I arrived from Europe because
I played jazz four or five years before I arrived here.
- Miroslav Vitous

Be prepared, and be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

Love always involves responsibility,
and love always involves sacrifice.
And we do not really love Christ unless we are prepared
to face His task and to take up His Cross.
- William Barclay

The truth is that most small businesses will not succeed
and you need to be emotionally prepared for this.
- Benjamin Cohen

Louis Pasteur said, 'Chance favors the prepared mind.'
If you're really engaged in the writing,
you'll work yourself out of whatever jam you find yourself in.
- Michael Chabon

Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
Let your falls not be on a prepared ground,
but let them be bona fide falls in the rough and tumble of the world.
- Samuel Butler

A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes,
and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
- Horace

A cause may be inconvenient, but it's magnificent.
It's like champagne or high heels, and one must be
prepared to suffer for it.
- Arnold Bennett

Seeds of great discoveries are constantly floating around us,
but they only take root in minds well prepared to receive them.
- Joseph Henry

The more prepared I am, the more I'll be in control,
less nervous, less stressed and more focused.
- Marilu Henner

Dancing's not always stressful, but I always make sure
that I'm prepared as I can be,
both physically, mentally, and practically.
- Deborah Bull

You have to be as fully prepared for the dull game
as you are for the great game,
or else you won't be prepared for the great one.
- Red Barber

Or even the state of Florida, where they are prepared to execute children.
Umm, well, you hope that at least that there is something there to be claimed.
- Edwidge Danticat

In times of peace, the war party insists on making preparation for war.
As soon as prepared for, it insists on making war.
- Robert M. La Follette

This I regard as a classic example of my not being
properly prepared for a part I very much wanted.
- Marie Windsor

As long as the food is well prepared and not overdone,
I think it tastes good.
It doesn't matter if it's Chinese, Japanese,
anything.
- Martin Yan

And I always found that the harder I worked,
the better my luck was, because I was prepared for that.
- Ed Bradley

A message prepared in the mind reaches a mind;
a message prepared in a life reaches a life.
- Bill Gothard

When when my first feature opportunity came along,
I wasn't prepared, but we did it in about 17 days.
- Richard Donner

Yes, winning the gold medal was undoubtedly the biggest day of my career -
mostly because I won the way I had prepared to run it.
It was a totally satisfying experience.
- Frank Shorter

A samurai should always be prepared for death -
whether his own or someone else's.
- Stan Sakai

Realistically, I think we are not prepared to go home
until we do get more teachers and lower class sizes.
- John Podesta

In the beds which the piety of the public has prepared on every side,
stricken men await the verdict of fate.
- Georges Duhamel

Some things are so unexpected that no one is prepared for them.
- Leo Rosten

I am ready and prepared to work with the President,
but I will not be a rubber stamp for any president.
- Daniel Inouye

I make a film like I cook for friends.
I hope they like it, but if they don't,
I'm prepared to enjoy it all by myself.
- Melvin Van Peebles

A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Better remain silent, better not even think,
if you are not prepared to act.
- Annie Besant

My philosophy is that when I go out of my room,
I'm prepared to love everybody I meet,
unless they're bad.
- Omar Sharif

It's the actors who are prepared to make fools of themselves
who are usually the ones who come to mean something to the audience.
- Christian Bale

There is no question but that the laws and principles
which Solon laid down both foreshadowed and prepared
the way for all republics of later ages,
including our own.
- Robert Welch

Reason is an action of the mind; knowledge is a possession of the mind;
but faith is an attitude of the person.
It means you are prepared to stake yourself on something being so.
- Michael Ramsey

Acting is the only thing I ever really wanted to do,
and I'm really ill-prepared to do anything else.
- Nikki Cox

One of life's most painful moments comes when we must
admit that we didn't do our homework,
that we are not prepared.
- Merlin Olsen

That's the most difficult issue for me...
to find a subject that holds my interest long enough
that I'm prepared to go to work and spend the time
and energy to shoot the subject.
- Leonard Nimoy

For all your days be prepared, and meet them ever alike.
When you are the anvil, bear - when you are the hammer,
strike.
- Edwin Markham


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