Robert Baden-Powell Quotes on World (3 Quotes)
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- 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.
- Always do I recall the parting words uttered by my old governor 'My boy, never ...' I won't set 'em down. I disregarded them fool-like and paid, and paid had I a son I'd hand 'em on and ram 'em home. What fools we be when young. We fancy we be wise, forgetting that the old boys have graduated in the 'varsity of the world, the greatest 'varsity of all, and each day we should learn from they.
- Commemorative stone in the floor of the Chapel of St. George in Westminster Abbey, London, dedicated in 1947 TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT BADEN-POWELL CHIEF SCOUT OF THE WORLD 1857-1941 Upon one side of the stone was the badge of the Boy Scouts, the arrow-head to point the true way as it had pointed the way for sailors and navigators from the time of the earliest maps and on the other the badge of the Girl Guides-the three-leafed clover.