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Be prepared for life -
by Boy Scout Handbook

Be prepared for life -
to live happily and without regret,
knowing that you have done your best.
- the Boy Scout Handbook

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

 

I am prepared to die, but there is no cause
for which I am prepared to kill.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage -
they've experienced pain and bought jewelry.
- Rita Rudner

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically,
by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
- Gore Vidal

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Mother Nature may be forgiving this year,
or next year, but eventually she's going to come around and whack you.
You've got to be prepared.
- Geraldo Rivera

When a noble life has prepared old age,
it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.
- Muriel Spark

Whatever people in general do not understand,
they are always prepared to dislike;
the incomprehensible is always the obnoxious.
- Letitia Landon

I didn't know what kind of jobs, because how was I prepared? At best,
I would be an AB in English.
- John Hawkes

I was on Murder She Wrote with Angela Lansbury.
She was fantastic...
she was lovely to everyone, she was always on time,
prepared.
- Jane Badler

The main failure of education is that it has not prepared
people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny.
- Norman Cousins

I am prepared to believe that a dry martini slightly impairs the palate,
but think what it does for the soul.
- Alec Waugh

The strongest initiative that government can take to
ensure Australia is prepared for population ageing,
is to maintain a strong economy, and a secure nation.
- Julie Bishop

I was prepared for the theatre, but not for the nuts and bolts.
- Matthew Ashford

Some things are so unexpected that no one is prepared for them.
- Leo Rosten

Given the daunting challenges that we face,
it's important that president elect Obama is prepared
to really take power and begin to rule day one.
- Valerie Jarrett

That's the most difficult issue for me...
to find a subject that holds my interest long enough
that I'm prepared to go to work and spend the time
and energy to shoot the subject.
- Leonard Nimoy

My whole life is waiting for the questions to which I have prepared answers.
- Tom Stoppard

True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced.
A truly stable system expects the unexpected,
is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed.
- Tom Robbins

Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their
choice are prepared to choose wisely.
The real safeguard of democracy, therefore,
is education.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

You are never really prepared for criticism.
- Barry Gibb

There is no question but that the laws and principles
which Solon laid down both foreshadowed and prepared
the way for all republics of later ages,
including our own.
- Robert Welch

Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth.
While truths, on which eternal things depend,
can hardly find a single friend.
- William Cowper

In today's global economy, however, it is important
to raise the bar of excellence even higher.
Today's students must be prepared to compete effectively
on an international level.
- Kenny Marchant

My philosophy is that when I go out of my room,
I'm prepared to love everybody I meet,
unless they're bad.
- Omar Sharif

Never give a golfer an ultimatum unless you're prepared to lose.
- Abigail Van Buren

We would like to ease the life of the Palestinians.
I prepared a new plan that we call a positive agenda.
- Silvan Shalom

Or even the state of Florida, where they are prepared to execute children.
Umm, well, you hope that at least that there is something there to be claimed.
- Edwidge Danticat

Realistically, I think we are not prepared to go home
until we do get more teachers and lower class sizes.
- John Podesta

I believe that if a man wanted to walk on water,
and was prepared to give up everything in life,
he could do it.
- Stirling Moss

Sit down before fact as a little child,
be prepared to give up every conceived notion,
follow humbly wherever and whatever abysses nature leads,
or you will learn nothing.
- Thomas Huxley

As an actor there's no autonomy, unless you're prepared
to risk the possibility of starving.
- Ben Kingsley

Regarding one's career: always be prepared,
no short cuts - hard work is the only alternative that really works.
- Kiana Tom

That, we encourage, and I think we're doing a pretty
good job with the website and also the DVD,
like the first season came out and the second season's being prepared now.
- Anthony Michael Hall

Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident.
- Dale Carnegie

Although prepared for martyrdom,
I preferred that it be postponed.
- Winston Churchill

Seeds of great discoveries are constantly floating around us,
but they only take root in minds well prepared to receive them.
- Joseph Henry

I find it incredibly romantic that people should fight
for a cause they believe in and be prepared to die for it.
- James D'arcy

I could explain a hundred fold more than I ever have
of the glories of the kingdoms manifested to me in the vision,
were I permitted, and were the people prepared to receive them.
- Joseph Smith, Jr.

For all your days be prepared, and meet them ever alike.
When you are the anvil, bear - when you are the hammer,
strike.
- Edwin Markham

The crises in North Korea, Iran, the Middle East,
show how quickly things can change and how they can go wrong.
We must be prepared.
And right now the Army is not.
- Ike Skelton

As the third anniversary of the September 11th attacks
draws near we must ensure our nation is prepared to
handle the continued threat of violence and terrorism on our country.
- Leonard Boswell

I prepared for the part by drinking,
but I was sober when I was performing.
- Nora Dunn

We shall be better prepared for the future if we see how terrible,
how doomed the present is.
- Iris Murdoch

Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind.
- Louis Pasteur

We, Russia, are prepared to work with others.
I am convinced that stability and security in Europe
cannot be considered without taking Russia into account.
- Boris Yeltsin

The United States prefers that Iraq meet its obligations voluntarily,
yet we are prepared for the alternative.
- George W. Bush

And I always found that the harder I worked,
the better my luck was, because I was prepared for that.
- Ed Bradley

The only thing I wasn't prepared for was being everywhere all at the same time.
- Justin Timberlake

If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to
compromise on anything at any time,
and you would achieve nothing.
- Margaret Thatcher

Finally Germany's attack on Russia seemed to confirm
that Russia was not shirking and was prepared to carry
out a foreign policy with the risk of war with Germany.
- Klaus Fuchs

If anyone is crazy enough to want to kill
a president of the United States, he can do it.
All he must be prepared to do is give his life for the president's.
- John F. Kennedy

Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory.
- Miguel de Cervantes

From the beginning, we were prepared,
we know how we would shoot and cut the two versions.
- Bille August

Good acting is about being as natural and calm as possible.
These days producers have such definite ideas that
you have to be prepared to do whatever they ask.
- Bryn Terfel

I am prepared to go anywhere, provided it be forward.
- David Livingstone

The more prepared I am, the more I'll be in control,
less nervous, less stressed and more focused.
- Marilu Henner

I urge the Bush Administration to rethink its priorities.
We can't talk about community values without being
prepared to invest in those very same communities.
- Joe Lieberman

A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.
- Henrik Ibsen

We prepared to go ashore to publish for the first time
in New Zealand the glad tidings of the gospel.
- Samuel Marsden

All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if
their ideals are threatened.
- Maya Angelou

I am fully prepared to be commander in chief...
I don't need on-the-job training.
- John McCain

I am deeply aware of the dimension of luck.
It's so important to be prepared to receive it,
but it is a major factor.
There's no question.
- J. Carter Brown

I was not prepared to live as a single parent.
- Annette Funicello

I'm not trying to be coy here; we're just not prepared
to give a lot of detail about our thinking,
but we will be making some announcements in the coming months.
- Jim Walton

Be prepared and be honest.
- John Wooden

When we arrived in Japan in 1988, we were not prepared
for the overwhelming support shown to us.
- Dennis Banks

That's healthy and good for us that there are people
who are prepared to question what we are doing.
- Martin McGuinness

We will always remember.
We will always be proud.
We will always be prepared, so we will always be free.
- Ronald Reagan


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