Sir Robert Baden-Powell

1857 - 1941

A Quote by Sir Robert Baden-Powell on life

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"The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others."

Sir Robert Baden-Powell (1857 - 1941)

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A Quote by Sir Robert Baden-Powell on giving, happiness, life, and success

As Sir Henry Newbolt sums it up: "The real test of success is whether a life has been a happy one and a happy giving one."

Sir Robert Baden-Powell (1857 - 1941)

Source: Lessons from the varsity of life

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A Quote by Sir Robert Baden-Powell on achievement, happiness, ideas, money, power, and success

Varied are the ideas of what constitutes "success," e.g. money, position, power, achievement, honours, and the like. But these are not open to every man-nor do they bring what is real success, namely, happiness.

Sir Robert Baden-Powell (1857 - 1941)

Source: Lessons from the varsity of life

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A Quote by Sir Robert Baden-Powell on fate, friendship, interest, realism, and success

A thing that many young fellows don't seem to realism at first is that success depends on oneself and not on a kindly fate, nor on the interest of powerful friends.

Sir Robert Baden-Powell (1857 - 1941)

Source: Lessons from the varsity of life

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A Quote by Sir Robert Baden-Powell on world

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This world that we're a' livin' in Is mighty hard to beat: Of course there's thorns in every rose, But ain't the roses sweet !

Sir Robert Baden-Powell (1857 - 1941)

Source: Quoting Frank L. Stanton in Lessons from the Varsity of Life

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A Quote by Sir Robert Baden-Powell on day, graduation, home, learning, sons, words, and world

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.

Sir Robert Baden-Powell (1857 - 1941)

Source: quoting Janes in the Fishing Gazette in Baden-Powell’s Lessons from the varsity of life

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A Quote by Sir Robert Baden-Powell on christ, difficulty, failure, and guidance

In a difficult situation one never-failing guide is to ask yourself: "What would Christ have done?" Then do it-as nearly as you can.

Sir Robert Baden-Powell (1857 - 1941)

Source: Lessons from the varsity of life

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A Quote by Sir Robert Baden-Powell on dedication, guidance, memory, time, and world

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.

Sir Robert Baden-Powell (1857 - 1941)

Source: Hilary Saint George Saunders, The Left Handshake, London, 1948. Chapter II

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A Quote by Sir Robert Baden-Powell on age, charity, children, day, diet, duty, finance, freedom, home, leisure, life, love, mankind, mind, peace, pleasure, sacred, wives, and work

Possibly the best suggestion in condensed form, as to how to live, was given by my old Headmaster, Dr. Haig Brown, in 1904, when he wrote his Recipe for Old Age. A diet moderate and spare, Freedom from base financial care, Abundant work and little leisure, A love of duty more than pleasure, An even and contented mind In charity with all mankind, Some thoughts too sacred for display In the broad light of common day, A peaceful home, a loving wife, Children, who are a crown of life; These lengthen out the years of man Beyond the Psalmist's narrow span.

Sir Robert Baden-Powell (1857 - 1941)

Source: Lessons from the varsity of life

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A Quote by Sir Robert Baden-Powell on community, desires, satisfaction, selfishness, service, and success

Yet one more item is needed to complete success, and that is the rendering of service to others in the community. Without this the mere satisfaction of selfish desire does not reach the top notch.

Sir Robert Baden-Powell (1857 - 1941)

Source: Lessons from the varsity of life

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