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Robert Baden-Powell Quotes

I hope you find these Robert Baden-Powell Quotes inspiring and motivational.

"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)

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


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Thank you for joining me on this journey we call life,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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

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

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


 

If anyone is crazy enough to want to kill
a president of the United States, he can do it.
All he must be prepared to do is give his life for the president's.
- John F. Kennedy

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

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

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

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

People are not disturbed by things,
but by the view they take of them.
- Epictetus

People rarely succeed unless they
have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

It is only in adventure that some people
succeed in knowing themselves -
in finding themselves.
- Andre Gide

Worthless people live only to eat and drink;
people of worth eat and drink only to live.
- Socrates

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

What people say, what people do,
and what they say they do
are entirely different things.
- Margaret Mead

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

The way to happiness is what I call Zero-Based Gratitude.
Each day be happy and grateful for what you have,
independent of yesterday and of other people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand;
they listen with the intent to reply.
- Stephen R. Covey

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.
- Oprah Winfrey

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Simply put, you believe that things
or people make you unhappy,
but this is not accurate.
You make yourself unhappy.
- Wayne Dyer

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand
my complaint about them not understanding me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

There are three classes of people:
those who see,
those who see when they are shown,
those who do not see.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

An instructed and intelligent people
are always more decent and orderly
than an ignorant and stupid one.
- Adam Smith

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

People grow through experience
if they meet life honestly and courageously.
This is how character is built.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Without deep reflection,
one knows from daily life
that one exists for other people.
- Albert Einstein

The most successful people in life
are generally those who have the best information.
- Benjamin Disraeli

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

I look to a day when people will not be judged
by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Some people dream of success
while others wake up and work hard at it.
- Anonymous


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