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35 Inspirational Robert Baden-Powell Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Robert Baden-Powell Quotes On Success

Robert Baden-Powell was a soldier, writer and founder of the world Scouting movement. He was the sixth of eight sons amongst ten children. His father served as the Savilian Professor of Geometry at the University of Oxford and died when Robert was just three years of age. His first introduction to scouting skills was stalking and cooking animals, and avoiding teachers, in nearby woods, which were strictly out-of-bounds for the school that he attended. He also played the piano and violin, was an ambidextrous artist of some talent, and enjoyed acting. Holidays were usually spent on yachting or canoeing expeditions with his brothers. May these Robert Baden-Powell On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Trust should be the basis for all our moral training.” Robert Baden-Powell

2. “The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.” Robert Baden-Powell

3. “Correcting bad habits cannot be done by forbidding or punishment.” Robert Baden-Powell

4. “We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it.” Robert Baden-Powell

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

6. “Success in training the boy depends largely on the Scoutmaster’s own personal example.” Robert Baden-Powell

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

8. “Life would pall if it were all sugar; salt is bitter if taken by itself; but when tasted as part of the dish, it savours the meat. Difficulties are the salt of life.” Robert Baden-Powell

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

10. “You may be rich, but there is one thing you can’t afford – that is, if you are a good sort – you can’t afford to spend money on your own luxuries while there are people around you wanting the necessaries of life.” Robert Baden-Powell

11. “Giving responsibility is the key to success with boys, especially with the rowdiest and most difficult boys.” Robert Baden-Powell

12. “The more responsibility the Scoutmaster gives his patrol leaders, the more they will respond.” Robert Baden-Powell

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

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

15. “The Scoutmaster who is a hero to his boys holds a powerful lever to their development but at the same time brings a great responsibility on himself. They are quick enough to see the smallest characteristic about him, whether it be a virtue or a vice.” Robert Baden-Powell

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

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

18. “If you make yourself indispensable to your employer, he is not going to part with you in a hurry no matter what it costs him.” Robert Baden-Powell

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

20. “Erudition – that is, reading, writing, and arithmetic – is taught in the schools; but where is the more important quality, character, taught? Nowhere in particular. There is no authorized training for children in character.” Robert Baden-Powell

21. “One of the first duties of a Scout is obedience to authority. He must obey his orders in the first place and put his own amusement or desires in the second.” Robert Baden-Powell

22. Nature study will show you how full of beautiful and wonderful things God has made the world for you to enjoy. Be contented with what you have got and make the best of it. Look on the bright side of things instead of the gloomy one.” Robert Baden-Powell

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

24. “No one can pass through life, any more than he can pass through a bit of country, without leaving tracks behind, and those tracks may often be helpful to those coming after him in finding their way.” Robert Baden-Powell

25. “There are thousands of boys being wasted daily to our country through being left to become characterless, and, therefore, useless wasters, a misery to themselves and an eyesore and a danger to the nation. They could be saved if only the right surroundings or environment were given to them at the receptive time of their lives.” Robert Baden-Powell

26. “The best workers, like the happiest livers, look upon their work as a kind of game: the harder they play the more enjoyable it becomes.” Robert Baden-Powell

27. “Happiness is within the reach of everyone, rich or poor. Yet comparatively few people are happy. I believe the reason for this is that the majority don’t recognize happiness even when it is within their grasp.” Robert Baden-Powell

28. “The method of instruction in Scouting is that of creating in the boy the desire to learn for himself.” Robert Baden-Powell

29. “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

30. “Juvenile crime is not naturally born in the boy, but is largely due either to the spirit of adventure that is in him, to his own stupidity, or to his lack of discipline, according to the nature of the individual.” Robert Baden-Powell

31. “My belief is that we were put into this world of wonders and beauty with a special ability to appreciate them, in some cases to have the fun of taking a hand in developing them, and also in being able to help other people instead of overreaching them and, through it all, to enjoy life – that is, to be happy.” Robert Baden-Powell

32. Swimming has its educational value – mental, moral, and physical – in giving you a sense of mastery over an element, and of power of saving life, and in the development of wind and limb.” Robert Baden-Powell

33. “A man who risks his life in shooting big game in order to secure good specimens for natural history collections, or to rid a district of a man-eater or other dangerous neighbour, is a sportsman in the true sense.” Robert Baden-Powell

34. “Happiness doesn’t come from being rich, nor merely from being successful in your career, nor by self-indulgence. One step towards happiness is to make yourself healthy and strong while you are a boy so that you can be useful and so you can enjoy life when you are a man.” Robert Baden-Powell

35. “No man is much good unless he believes in God and obeys His laws.” Robert Baden-Powell

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