It’s the spirit within, not the veneer without, which makes a man. Robert Baden-Powell
Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, 22 February 1857 – 8 January 1941, also known as B-P or Lord Baden-Powell, was a lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, founder of the Scout Movement and first Chief Scout of The Boy Scouts Association. Baden-Powell served in the British Army from 1876 until 1910 in India and Africa. In 1899, during the Second Boer War in South Africa, Baden-Powell successfully defended the town in the Siege of Mafeking. Several of his military books, written for military reconnaissance and scout training in his African years, were also read by boys. Based on those earlier books, he wrote Scouting for Boys, published in 1908 by Sir Arthur Pearson, for youth readership. In 1907, he held the first Brownsea Island Scout camp, which is now seen as the beginning of Scouting. Baden-Powell lived his last years in Nyeri, Kenya, where he died and was buried in 1941.
Veneer- a superficial or deceptively attractive appearance, display, or effect (not that common a word, but a good one to know)