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Robert Baden-Powell Quotes and Sayings

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"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

To get a hold on boys you must be their friend.
- 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 is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly
what to do when anything unexpected happens.
- Robert Baden-Powell

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

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

A Scout smiles and whistles under all circumstances.
- 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind.
- Louis Pasteur

I'm prepared to fight as hard as I can against unions
entering the University on behalf of our students.
- Ruth J. Simmons

We must be prepared to face our responsibilities and
be willing to use force if necessary.
- Dick Cheney

If we should have to fight, we should be prepared to
so so from the neck up instead of from the neck down.
- Jimmy Doolittle

IBM has taken a leadership role in this area and is
prepared to be a technology partner with companies
around the world to take advantage of these new developments.
- John Patrick

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

If a trip is worth taking, members of Congress should
be prepared to justify paying for it out of their office accounts.
- Russ Feingold

Did you ever observe to whom the accidents happen?
Chance favors only the prepared mind.
- Louis Pasteur

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

The United States prefers that Iraq meet its obligations voluntarily,
yet we are prepared for the alternative.
- George W. Bush

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

Now the true soldiers of Christ must always be prepared
to do battle for the truth,
and must never, so far as lies with them,
allow false convictions to creep in.
- Origen

I urge the Bush Administration to rethink its priorities.
We can't talk about community values without being
prepared to invest in those very same communities.
- Joe Lieberman

Regarding one's career: always be prepared,
no short cuts - hard work is the only alternative that really works.
- Kiana Tom

Central banks don't have divine wisdom.
They try to do the best analysis they can and must
be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
- Mary Kay Ash

I realized how quickly you could eat up a lot of time
and money if you weren't prepared.
- Jim Messina

To be prepared is half the victory.
- Miguel de Cervantes

The strongest initiative that government can take to
ensure Australia is prepared for population ageing,
is to maintain a strong economy, and a secure nation.
- Julie Bishop

I choose to be more prepared than I'm expected to be.
- Michael Michele

When you innovate, you've got to be prepared for everyone telling you you're nuts.
- Larry Ellison

Those who prepared for all the emergencies of life
beforehand may equip themselves at the expense of joy.
- E. M. Forster

If you are prepared, you will be confident,
and will do the job.
- Tom Landry

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

As the third anniversary of the September 11th attacks
draws near we must ensure our nation is prepared to
handle the continued threat of violence and terrorism on our country.
- Leonard Boswell

One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice-president,
and that one word is 'to be prepared'.
- Dan Quayle

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

From the beginning, we were prepared,
we know how we would shoot and cut the two versions.
- Bille August

All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if
their ideals are threatened.
- Maya Angelou

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

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

We talk about heaven being so far away.
It is within speaking distance to those who belong there.
Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people.
- Dwight L. Moody

If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared
to compromise on anything at any time,
and you would achieve nothing.
- Margaret Thatcher

Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind.
- Louis Pasteur

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

I could explain a hundred fold more than I ever have
of the glories of the kingdoms manifested to me in the vision,
were I permitted, and were the people prepared to receive them.
- Joseph Smith, Jr.

Being prepared to die is one of the great secrets of living.
- George Lincoln Rockwell

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

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

Sit down before fact as a little child,
be prepared to give up every conceived notion,
follow humbly wherever and whatever abysses nature leads,
or you will learn nothing.
- Thomas Huxley

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


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