Adrian's request on quotes
Thu, 4 Apr 1991 21:39:00 MST
Check out pages 464-465 of the most recent copy of "The Boy Scout Handbook"
Most any good quote from famous people can work it's way into scouting.
A Mark Twain quote for example:
"If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything"
From Andrew Jackson:
"One man with courage makes a majority."
From Ben Holden:
"Success is not permanent the same is also true of failure"
From Gen. George S. Patton Jr.:
"Never tell people HOW to do things. Tell them WHAT to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity."
From John ruskin:
"Quality is never an accident; it is always the reault of intelligent
From Thomas Babington Macaulay:
"The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he
never would be found out."
From Will Rogers:
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit
From G. Young:
"The greatness of a man can nearly always be measured by his willingness to
From David Lloyd George:
"Don't be afraid to take a big step. You can't cross a chasm in two small
From Grank J. Giblin II:
"Be yourself, who else is better qualified."
From Edward John Phelps:
"The Man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything."
From Dr. martin Luther King, Jr:
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."
From Leo Rosten:
"It is the weak who are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the
From Sir Winston Churchill:
"I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like begin taught."
From Calvin Coolidge:
"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men of talent. Genius will not
... the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination
alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will
solve the problems of the human race."
If you see 10 troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will
run into the ditch before they reach you.
(and one of my favorites)
"No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the
reward for what he gave."
Another favorite mine which I pulled from a book I was required to read in
High School. This one was from Malcolm X:
"That any time you find someone more successful than you are, especially
when you're both engaged in the same business - you know they're doing
something that you aren't."
To close with, I have a poem from Mason Williams (Sorry about this, but I
have poems and quotes all mixed up together. Besides, I have trouble being
completely relavent all the time!)
THEM LUNCH TOTERS
How about them lunch toters,
Ain't they a bunch?
Goin' off to work,
A-totin' they lunch
Toin' them vittles,
Totin' that chow,
Eatin' it later,
but a-toin' it now.
Look at them lunch Toters,
Ain't they funny?
some use a paper sack,
Some use a gunny.
Them food-frugal Lunch Toters,
Ain't they wise?
Totin' they lunch,
Made by they wives.
How to be a Lunch Toter?
Iffa may emote it,
gitchy wife to fix it,
go to work and tote it!
(for scouts substite Mother for wife and Camp for work!)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City