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Be Prepared Quotes

May you find encouragement in these Be Prepared quotes.

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

Related topics: Motivational Preparation

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

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

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

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

"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]

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

 

I am prepared to meet my Maker.
Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal
of meeting me is another matter.
- Winston Churchill

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

I think men who have a pierced ear
are better prepared for marriage.
They've experienced pain and bought jewelry.
- Rita Rudner

I am trying to own my own opinions
and offer what I know as an option,
just as I would present a tray of appetizers for my guests.
Here are several choices that I have created -
if one looks good you are welcome to take it.
In other words, I am training myself to say,
"May I tell you how it is for me?"
When I ask the question, it means waiting
for the invitation to share.
It also means being prepared for my friend to say,
"No." They don't want to know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

You manage things, you lead people.
- Grace Hopper

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Some people dream of success
while others wake up and work hard at it.
- Anonymous

Successful people ask better questions,
and as a result, they get better answers.
- Tony Robbins

A hero may or may not lead other people,
but all heroes lead themselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Forgiveness of all people and all acts -
is a sure path to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

Successful people are simply those with successful habits.
- Brian Tracy

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
- Joseph Joubert

To lead people walk behind them.
- Lao Tzu

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

Envy comes from people's ignorance of,
or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
- Jean Vanier

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

Success has a simple formula:
do your best, and people may like it.
- Sam Ewing

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.
The ability to direct individual accomplishments
toward organizational objectives.
It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
- Andrew Carnegie

You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.
- Oprah Winfrey

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are.
I don't believe in circumstances.
The people who get on in the world are the people who
get up and look for the circumstances they want,
and if they can't find them, make them.
- George Bernard Shaw

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

I honor all people and cultures.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure about you.
We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
- Marianne Williamson

People are not disturbed by things,
but by the view they take of them.
- Epictetus

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

Affirmation:
All people are my heart-felt brothers and sisters.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

You don't lead by hitting people over the head -
that's assault, not leadership.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles;
but today it means getting along with people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

As we let our light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence actually liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

Know that all people are your brothers and sisters.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece.
I challenge you to join the ranks of those people
who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
- Tony Robbins

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

A great gift requires two people,
the giver and the receiver.
Think of a football pass -
skillfully catching the pass, the gift,
is fully as important, and difficult, as throwing it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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