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Scouting Quotes


    Inspirational quotes from many people and from many places. This is the start of this page. If you have more quotes than please email to the webmaster to place on this page. The more the merrier.


Dig a well before you are thirsty.

The key to success is to climb the ladder instead of sitting and waiting for the elevator.

It is much easier to be critical than correct.

Knowledge brings the responsibility of choice.

The world is still full of willing people: Some willing to lead and the rest willing to let them.

There is no failure until you fail to keep trying.

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

Tomorrow has been postponed because of lack of interest.

Your only limitation is your owm imagination.

If it's not for the boys, it's for the birds.

When all else fails, follow the directions.

More depends on will power than on brain power.

There are no seven Wonders of the World in the eyes of a child: There are Seven Million.

You can tell when you're on the right road. It's an upgrade.

The mark of an effective cub scouter is to see something in a mud puddle besides the mud.

Anybody can grab a tiger by the tail. You only survive by knowing what to do next.

It isn't the load that breaks you down; it's the way you carry it.

NO man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a boy.

Character is what you do when no one is looking.

Intelligency is the capacity to wonder.

It is possible to climb the highest mountain one step at a time.

Praise does wonders for a boy's sense of hearing.

Do you act or react?

There is no end to the good we can do if we don't care who gets the credit.

You can give a child too much of everything except yourself.

A man is tomorrow what he thinks today.

The wishbone will never replace the backbone.

I know you believe you understand what you think I said; But I am not sure you realize that what you heard was not what I meant.

I shall pass this way but once. If there is any good I can do, Let it be now: For I shall not pass this way again.

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one has to do.

Listening is the beginning of understanding.

If takes courage to stand up and speak, it takes even more courage to sit down and listen.

Men and time change . . . but Principles, NEVER.

Plan your work, then work your plan.

Ideas are funny little things. They won't work unless you do.

Bloom where you are planted.

The secret to living is giving.

Thought is action in rehearsal.

Never do anything for a boy that he can do himself.

Don't squat with your spurs on.

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier 'n puttin' it back in.

If you're ridin' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.

If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.

After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him ... The moral: When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut.

Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

There's two theories to arguin' with a woman. Neither one works.

If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.

Never slap a man who's chewin' tobacco.

It don't take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep.

Always drink upstream from the herd.

When you give a lesson in meanness to a critter or a person, don't be surprised if they learn their lesson.

When you're throwin' your weight around, be ready to have it thrown around by somebody else.

The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.

Never miss a good chance to shut up.

There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.

You can observe a lot by just watching (Yogi Berra).

If you don't have time to do it right, you certianly don't have time to do it over, and you will do it over.



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