"A child is a person who is going to carry on what you have started. He is going to sit where you are sitting and, when you are gone, attend to those things you think are important. You adopt all of the policies you please, but how they are carried out depends on him. He will assume control over your cities, states and nations. He is going to move in and take over your churches, schools, universities, and corporations .... the fate of humanity is in his hands."
-- Abraham Lincoln
"The Boy Scouts have not only demonstrated their worth to the Nation, but have also materially contributed to a deeper appreciation by the American people of the higher conception of patriotism and good citizenship. Every nation depends for its future upon the proper training and development of its youth."
-- Woodrow Wilson
"If every boy in the United States could be placed under the wholesome influences of the Scout program and should live up to the Scout Oath and rules, we would hear fewer pessimistic words as to the future of our nation. Not only is it based on the fundamental rules of right thinking and acting, but it seems to embrace in its code almost every virtue needed in the personal and social life of mankind."
-- Calvin Coolidge
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say, we did it ourselves."
-- Lao Tzu
"Following the Scout Law sounds like a game plan that would give us all a better chance for success in life and I mean every area of life."
-- Zig Ziglar
"Success in training the boy depends largely on the Scoutmaster’s own personal example."
-- Sir Robert Baden-Powell