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Robert Baden-Powell Quote of the Day

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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]

Related topics: Positive Inspirational Motivational

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

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am fully prepared to be commander in chief...
I don't need on-the-job training.
- John McCain

Finally Germany's attack on Russia seemed to confirm
that Russia was not shirking and was prepared to carry
out a foreign policy with the risk of war with Germany.
- Klaus Fuchs

Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory.
- Miguel de Cervantes

I was on Murder She Wrote with Angela Lansbury.
She was fantastic...
she was lovely to everyone, she was always on time,
prepared.
- Jane Badler

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

We expect everything and are prepared for nothing.
- Anne Sophie Swetchine

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 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 to believe that a dry martini slightly impairs the palate,
but think what it does for the soul.
- Alec Waugh

I am trying to own my own opinions
and offer what I know as an option,
just as I would present a tray of appetizers for my guests.
Here are several choices that I have created -
if one looks good you are welcome to take it.
In other words, I am training myself to say,
"May I tell you how it is for me?"
When I ask the question, it means waiting
for the invitation to share.
It also means being prepared for my friend to say,
"No." They don't want to know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Be prepared and be honest.
- John Wooden

These terrorist actions, prepared in cold blood,
against the people, the society and the institutions
of the United States are unprecedented in history.
- Ferenc Madl

With my own memoirs, they are truthful,
and I write everything fully expecting to some day
end up televised on Court TV,
and I'm fully prepared to be challenged legally on it.
- Augusten Burroughs

Whatever kind of seed is sown in a field,
prepared in due season, a plant of that same kind,
marked with the peculiar qualities of the seed,
springs up in it.
- Guru Nanak

If the same phrase in the same place created the right effect,
I was perfectly prepared to use it every time.
I wasn't worried that I wasn't improvising.
- Alexis Korner

California must be all American or all Chinese.
We are resolved that it shall be American,
and are prepared to make it so.
May we not rely upon your sympathy and assistance?
- Denis Kearney

Winning is the science of being totally prepared.
- George Allen, Sr.

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

I am writing something which I find satisfying and
which I am prepared to put my name to as a composer.
- Gavin Bryars

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

Honestly, I am not trying to discourage anyone from becoming an actress,
but if you want to become one be prepared to face everything that comes -
along with it.
- Amber Tamblyn

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

An actor really suffers when the director isn't prepared
because you start running out of time for the shoot
and then have to do it fast.
- Carol Kane

No, I think most astronauts recognize that the space
shuttle program is very high-risk,
and are prepared for accidents.
- Sally Ride

I'll be helping them getting suited up,
getting them in the airlock, getting the airlock prepared,
and getting them out the hatch, and then talking them
through these three spacewalks.
- Mark Kelly

When ye are prepared for a thing, the opportunity to use it presents itself.
- Edgar Cayce

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

Fear prophets and those prepared to die for the truth,
for as a rule they make many others die with them,
often before them, at times instead of them.
- Umberto Eco

As Mayor of San Francisco, I will work hard to ensure that,
in the event of natural or man-made disasters,
San Franciscans are prepared and our City is protected.
- Gavin Newsom

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

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

The most prepared are the most dedicated.
- Raymond Berry

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

I am prepared to go anywhere, provided it be forward.
- David Livingstone

Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth.
While truths, on which eternal things depend,
can hardly find a single friend.
- William Cowper

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

I am deeply aware of the dimension of luck.
It's so important to be prepared to receive it,
but it is a major factor.
There's no question.
- J. Carter Brown

If you're a musician or actor, you know that if you're successful,
some level of fame goes along with that.
You're prepared.
But how often does that happen to a programmer?
- Shawn Fanning

It's a terrible thing to be alone - yes it is -
it is - but don't lower your mask until you have another mask prepared beneath -
as terrible as you like -
but a mask.
- Katherine Mansfield

The following year, after I had prepared my draft,
the Conference of the Interparliamentary Union at The
Hague decided to set up a special commission to study the problem seriously.
- Ludwig Quidde

The main failure of education is that it has not prepared
people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny.
- Norman Cousins

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


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