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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

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

We have used the Bible as if it were a mere special constable's handbook,
an opium dose for keeping beasts of burden patient
while they are overloaded.
- Charles Kingsley

It's a cliche, but there really is no handbook about the celebrity thing;
you have to figure it out as you go along.
- Nathan Lane


There is no handbook about how a career is going to go.
- Gary Cole

There's so much of it you can't control.
There is no handbook for how to conduct yourself in the public world.
- Sheryl Crow

I'm very cautious about talking about how actors got where they got,
as though there is in fact a plan or a way.
There is no plan, there is no way, there's no sure set,
there's no handbook, on how to get to be an actor.
- Peter Jurasik

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My six handbooks to Jewish life and lifecycle events
mostly followed the trajectory of my adult Jewish life.
- Anita Diament

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

My doctor gave me six months to live,
but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
- Walter Matthau

When a man goes through six years training to be a
doctor he will never be the same.
He knows too much.
- Enid Bagnold

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

When a father, absent during the day,
returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament,
not his teaching.
- Robert Bly

Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers -
six if one went to Harvard.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

Sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

There are six components of wellness:
proper weight and diet,
proper exercise, breaking the smoking habit,
control of alcohol, stress management and periodic exams.
- Kenneth H. Cooper

You have to wait six months to purchase a fuel efficient
automobile made from overseas.
- Ed Markey

Golf is a game in which you yell "fore,"
shoot six,
and write down five.
- Paul Harvey

Treat your password like your toothbrush.
Don't let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months.
- Clifford Stoll

You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm
not hungry enough to eat six.
- Yogi Berra

I think everyone should go to college and get a degree
and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver.
Then they would really be educated.
- Al McGuire

I'm having a bad day. I am not size six.
My legs are not skinny as sticks,
and dammit, someone's got to pay.
I'm afraid that I can't satisfy myself
and that my happiness depends on someone else.
I feel weak, so you're gonna take the fall.
You're so shallow.
- Jewel

Soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife.
Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life.
But as we go our sordid sep'rate ways,
We shall ne'er forget thee, thou golden college days.
Hearts full of youth,
Hearts full of truth,
Six parts gin to one part vermouth.
- Tom Lehrer - song: Bright College Days,
album: An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer

If a politician murders his mother, the first response
of the press or of his opponents will likely be not
that it was a terrible thing to do,
but rather that in a statement made six years before
he had gone on record as being opposed to matricide.
- Meg Greenfield

Today, if you look at financial systems around the globe,
more than half the population of the world -
out of six billion people,
more than three billion - do not qualify to take out a loan from a bank.
This is a shame.
- Muhammad Yunus

I remember winning the first time, you know,
suddenly everybody expects, well, okay,
now he should win every time he tees it up,
win six tournaments.
- Retief Goosen

The first five to six years of my life were spent in and out of the hospital.
- Ryan White

My favorite room in the house is the living room.
We have two big couches, six recliners and over 20 pillows.
It's a really comfortable place to hang out with my family.
- Cody Linley

I'm a gemini, and I get so bored so easily.
I mean, I have moved six times in the last eight years.
- Courteney Cox

A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress,
and his tall and elegant figure; the greater part of
the men being six feet high.
- George Catlin

I was the youngest.
The yule lamb.
The one who always got away without doing the washing up.
My sister was four years older, and my brother six years.
- Jeremy Irons

Examples is more forcible than precept.
People look at my six days in the week to see what I mean on the seventh.
- Robert Cecil

Even though it was six o'clock, there was no sense of approaching dawn.
- Mary Higgins Clark

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six.
Mother took me to see him in a department store and
he asked for my autograph.
- Shirley Temple

I'm just kind of taking a break now and enjoying the
freedom of making my own choices.
When you're on a television show for six years,
they run your schedule.
- Andrew Shue

We've had some fairly intensive discussions leading
up to these meetings between NATO and Russia,
preparing for them, and it's going to be a very important six months for NATO.
- Warren Christopher

I often meet adults in their 30s, 40s,
or 50s who, as soon as they recognize me,
suddenly become six years old again.
- Clayton Moore

Well, it's not full time - my dancers are only paid
for six months of the year in two three-month blocks;
but yes,
it is possible we could do it in another year.
- Siobhan Davies

I started when I was six years old.
My first coach was my granny, she was the best player in Slovakia.
- Daniela Hantuchova

Take the veto.
Bush is the first president since James Garfield in
1881 not to veto a single bill.
Garfield only had six months in office;
Bush has had over four years.
- Jim Cooper

Years ago I realized that maybe I made mistake,
politically, when I turned a lot of that stuff down.
I would go off to obscure places and make movies that six people went to see.
- Mickey Rourke

After leaving law school, I intentionally said that
I never wanted to hold a job more than six years.
- Alphonso Jackson

They have very good individual players,
but they need the collective game.
And they still do not have it although there are now
only six months left to go.
- Roger Milla

I've written six novels and four pieces of nonfiction,
so I don't really have a genre these days.
- Anne Lamott

I started skating when I was six years old.
- Nancy Kerrigan

About five, six FBI agents walked into the courthouse and arrested me.
They said I was being arrested for distribution of
information related to explosives over the Internet.
- Sherman Austin

I felt like an extraordinary hero.
I was only five or six and I had the whole of life in my hands.
Even if I had been driving the carriage of the sun
I could not have felt any better.
- Dario Fo

I wouldn't want the pressure of a Six Feet Under or
the pressure of improvising like Curb Your Enthusiasm.
- Robert Englund

At the moment, I have it planned as a six or seven year experiment,
but the books will only ever appear in bursts like
this every couple of years and only with the best quality artists.
- Mark Millar

I'd like to go away for six months and learn to kiteboard and windsurf.
I love pinochle, I love chess and I love windsurfing.
- Christopher Meloni

I don't care to be remembered as the man who scored
six touchdowns in a game.
I want to be remembered as a winner in life.
- Gale Sayers

I have hardly seen my baby for six weeks;
have been at the office from nine A.M.
to eleven P.M.
- Franklin Knight Lane

Young women, adolescent girls, are more subject to infection,
sometimes at a rate of six times that of boys.
That tells you a lot about the vulnerability of women.
- Stephen Lewis

Sabbath - a weekly festival having its origin in the
fact that God made the world in six days and was arrested on the seventh.
- Ambrose Bierce

Do your work for six years; but in the seventh,
go into solitude or among strangers,
so that the memory of your friends does not hinder
you from being what you have become.
- Leo Szilard

Duets is about six people, so it's like three different movies -
three different duets.
I was on the set 18 days, spread out over three and a half or four weeks.
- Scott Speedman

I'd go to, like, six different schools in one year.
We were on welfare, and my mom never ever worked.
- Eminem

The biggest share of U.S.
exports to the six CAFTA nations is not the traditional job-creation kind.
These are products that are not consumed in the purchasing nations.
- Stephen F. Lynch

As early as when I was five or six I wanted to perform.
- Juliette Lewis

You can't take up golf on a whim and find yourself
competing against Tiger Woods in the Masters six months later.
- Richard Roeper

I'm still a kid.
I'm like six years old.
But it's just a matter of wanting to get up,
it's just a big journey.
I felt like when I left home that I was on a journey,
and I still am.
- Heath Ledger

I produced six movies with Amy Robinson since the very early '80s.
- Griffin Dunne

I don't expect to see them in the top six but I think
of all the teams that have come up in previous seasons,
I think Manchester City are the biggest club.
- Alan Hansen

I took Laura on a trip once where we followed the Immigrant
Trail for about six hundred miles.
She really learned a lesson.
People forget too often how it was back then.
- Bruce Dern

Of the first seven novels I wrote, numbers four and five were published.
Numbers one, two, three, six, and seven,
have never seen the light of day...
and rightly so.
- Sue Grafton

I'd have to be superman to do some of the things I'm supposed to have done,
I've been at six different places at six different times.
- George Best

Give me six lines written by the most honorable of men,
and I will find an excuse in them to hang him.
- Cardinal Richelieu

I only get to spend about six to eight weeks in Australia
now and I really miss my family and friends.
- Karrie Webb

The album is a definite departure.
I haven't written original material before,
except for one song on my first album,
but Elvis and I did six songs together on this one.
- Diana Krall

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