Wednesday, September 01, 2004

How Girls Can Help Their Country


Humility, or being humble, was one of the things practiced by the knights; that is to say, that, although they were generally superior to other people in fighting or campaigning, they never allowed themselves to swagger about it. So don't swagger.

And don't imagine that you have got rights in this world except those that you earn for yourself. You've got the right to be believed if you earn it by always telling the truth, and you've got the right to go to prison if you earn it by thieving; but there are lots of men who go about howling about their rights who have never done anything to earn any rights. Do your duty first, and then you will earn your rights afterward.

From 'How Girls Can Help Their Country - Handbook for Girl Scouts.' 1913

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