A boy carries out suggestions more wholeheartedly when he understands their aim.
More Quotes from Robert Baden-Powell:(When next you are worried or angry, force yourself to turn up the corners of your mouth and smile-and you will find the value of this tip.)
A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens.
Mind you, I have had in my sojourn on earth as good a time of it as any man, so I can speak with some knowledge. A writer in the Manchester Guardian who is unknown to me lately described me as 'the richest man in the world.' That sounds a pretty big order, but when I come to think it out I believe he is not far wrong. A rich man is not necessarily a man with a whole pot of money but a man who is really happy. And I am that.
A thing that many young fellows don't seem to realize at first is that success depends on oneself and not on a kindly fate, nor on the interest of powerful friends.
It is called in our schools 'beastliness', and this is about the best name for it . . . should it become a habit it quickly destroys both health and spirits he becomes feeble in body and mind, and often ends in a lunatic asylum.
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But very often in politics we have the experience called up from my father when someone was trying to help him in the campaign: I can take care of my enemies, may the Good Lord save me from my friends.
Robert Foster Bennett