Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means.
A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not.
I’m no model lady. A model’s just an imitation of the real thing.
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A precedent embalms a principle.
Practise what you preach.
Few things are harder to put up with than a good example.
A good example has twice the value of good advice.
A good example is the best sermon.
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Example isn’t another way to teach, it is the only way to teach.
If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example.
George Bernard Shaw
Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice.
Example is the best precept.
Men are not hanged for stealing horses, but that horses may not be stolen.
It is the true nature of mankind to learn from mistakes, not from example.
If you can’t be a good example, then you’ll just have to serve as a horrible warning.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it’s the only thing.
Example is leadership.
He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.
Francis Bacon, Sr.
Example moves the world more than doctrine. The great exemplars are the poets of action, and it makes little difference whether they be forces for good or forces for evil.
I learned from the example of my father that the manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured.
The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.
Example is better than following it.
And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in showing that religion and Government will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.
The best example of democracy I can recall is five wolves sitting down to dinner with one sheep.
Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Everyone is bound to bear patiently the results of his own example.
Example may be better than precept, but together they make a winning team.
Throughout history there have been many other examples, similar to that of Haeckel, Huxley and the cell, where a key piece of a particular scientific puzzle was beyond the understanding of the age.
The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by. The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light.
A man improves more by reading the story of a person eminent for prudence and virtue, than by the finest rules and precepts of morality.
Why doth one man’s yawning make another yawn?
I’ve found without question that the best way to lead others to a more plant-based diet is by example – to lead with your fork, not your mouth.
No rules exist, and examples are simply life-savers answering the appeals of rules making vain attempts to exist.
Although you have so far demonstrated little faith in my ability to pay, I yet hope to demonstrate that I am somebody who pays his debts–for example, to you.
As can be seen even by this limited number of examples proteins carry out amazingly diverse functions.
The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.
Men think they may justly do that for which they have a precedent.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I love things that age well – things that don’t date, that stand the test of time and that become living examples of the absolute best.
I’ve learned that children’s eyes observe more than there ears ever hear and the example we set for them determines their actions.
No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.
I talk and talk and talk, and I haven’t taught people in fifty years what my father taught me by example in one week.
The world is full of strange phenomena that cannot be explained by the laws of logic or science. Dennis Rodman is only one example.
A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.
Some things are only capable of being done in space. Examples of that are looking at our Earth from that far away, and understanding the entire processes of storms and weather patterns, and oceans, and coastlines.
The people are fashioned according to the example of their kings; and edicts are of less power than the life of their ruler.
IF we bestow but a very little attention to the economy of the animal creation, we shall find manifest examples of premeditation, perseverance, resolution, and consumate artifice, in order to effect their purpose.
Success in training the boy depends largely on the Scoutmaster’s own personal example.
Sir Robert Baden-Powell
No reproof or denunciation is so potent as the silent influence of a good example.
Examples one finds in the philosophical literature are somebody who’s seen the trial of a child of theirs, where they’re being proved guilty of some crime that would drive the parent into a depression, maybe a suicidal depression.
Every word that judges value is circular. ‘Good’ is ‘right’ is ‘proper’ is ‘just’ is ‘good’. But check the examples, and they’re not circular at all: Every one says ‘makes me happy’.
Whatever parent gives his children good instruction and sets them at the same time a bad example, may be considered as bringing them food in one hand and poison in the other.
A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.
Responsibility does not only lie with the leaders of our countries or with those who have been appointed or elected to do a particular job. It lies with each of us individually. Peace, for example, starts within each one of us. When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. When our community is in a state of peace, it can share that peace with neighboring communities, and so on.
People make suggestions on what to say all the time. I’ll give you an example; I don’t read what’s handed to me. People say, ‘Here, here’s your speech, or here’s an idea for a speech.’ They’re changed. Trust me.
George W. Bush
There are many examples in high schools which show something about the effects such competition might have.
James S. Coleman
Sinn Fein has productively taken the example of South Africa and, as we develop the peace process, we continue to use examples from South Africa.
History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance of which their civil as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purposes.