Example quotes and sayings

Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil which does not produce its like.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld

What can’t be done by advice can often be done by example.

The old begin to complain of the conduct of the young when they themselves are no longer able to set a bad example.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Example has more followers than reason.
Christian Nevell Bovee

Setting too good an example is a kind of slander seldom forgiven.
Benjamin Franklin

Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.
William Feather

There are easier things in life than trying to find a nice guy…like nailing jelly to a tree for example.

A man may be a tough, concentrated, successful money-maker and never contribute to his country anything more than a horrible example.
Robert Menzies

Advice may be wrong, but examples prove themselves.
H. W. Shaw

I don’t like people who take drugs… Customs men for example.
Mick Miller

Every reform needs examples more than advocates.

I have ever deemed it more honorable and more profitable, too, to set a good example than to follow a bad one.
Thomas Jefferson

Well done, is better than well said.
Benjamin Franklin

Examples is more forcible than precept. People look at my six days in the week to see what I mean on the seventh.
Robert Cecil

Illustrious Predecessor.
Edmund Burke

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
Abraham Lincoln

Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer.
Dave Barry

What you have accomplished in the past is a much stronger example than talking about what you are capable of doing in the future.
Catherine Pulsifer

The Bible give us a list of human stories on both sides of the ledger. On list of human stories is used examples — do what these people did. Another list of human stories is used as warnings — don’t do what these people did. So if your story ever gets in one of these books, make sure they use it as an example, not a warning.
Jim Rohn

Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.
Anthony Robbins

People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after.

Juvenile delinquency would disappear if kids followed their parent’s advice instead of their example.

Example is always more efficacious than precept.
Samuel Johnson

Jesus is an example. We have other examples, including many of our ancestors as role models who understood the inner meaning of our orientation.
Malcolm Boyd

So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs.
Elbert Hubbard

A pint of example is worth a gallon of advice.

The word “good” has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
G. K. Chesterton

Dusting is a good example of the futility of trying to put things right. As soon as you dust, the fact of your next dusting has already been established.
George Carlin

History is Philosophy teaching by examples.

It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.
Samuel Smiles

Example is more forcible than precept. People look at my six days in the week to see what I mean on the seventh.
Richard Cecil

There are many methods for predicting the future. For example, you can read horoscopes, tea leaves, tarot cards, or crystal balls. Collectively, these methods are known as “nutty methods.” Or you can put well-researched facts into sophisticated computer models, more commonly referred to as “a complete waste of time.
Scott Adams

Do not, as some ungracious pastors do, Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven, Whiles, like a puff’d and reckless libertine, Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads And recks not his own rede.
William Shakespeare

The example of the raft shows dharmas should be treated as provisional, as means to an end. The same holds good of emptiness too, the negation of dharmas. This corollary has elsewhere been illustrated by the simile of medicine which can heal any ill.

Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe.
George Washington

Six traits of effective leaders: 1. Make others feel important 2. Promote a vision 3. Follow the golden rule 4. Admit mistakes 5. Criticize others only in private 6. Stay close to the action Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.
Christian Nevell Bovee

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
St. Francis of Assisi

Do as you would be done by is the surest method that I know of pleasing.
Earl of Chesterfield

In this country it is good to kill an admiral from time to time, to encourage the others.

Not because they were servants were we so reserved, for many noble persons are forced to serve through necessity, but by reason the vulgar sort of servants are as ill bred as meanly born, giving children ill examples and worse counsel.
Margaret Cavendish

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
Mark Twain

So here we are, just two months away from the election, with more and more examples that modern day Jim Crowe laws are alive and well in the state of Florida.
Corrine Brown

Preaching is of much avail, but practice is far more effective. A godly life is the strongest argument that you can offer to the skeptic.
Hosea Ballou

I think there should be something in science called the “reindeer effect.” I don’t know what it would be, but I think it’d be good to hear someone say, “Gentlemen, what we have here is a terrifying example of the reindeer effect.”
Jack Handy

Preachers say, Do as I say, not as I do. But if the physician had the same disease upon him that I have, and he should bid me do one thing, and himself do quite another, could I believe him?
John Selden