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The Best Quotes About Example

Updated June 14, 2019 711 votes 322 voters 13.0k views

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A list of the best example quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous example quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic example quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational example quotes from that same writer.

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    Well done, is better than well said.

    Benjamin Franklin
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    The greatest gift you and your partner can give your children is the example of an intimate, healthy, and loving relationship.

    Barbara De Angelis
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    They teach the morals of a whore, and the manners of a dancing master.

    Samuel Johnson
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    It is not so much the example of others we imitate as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.

    Eric Hoffer
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    Don't wait to be a great man -- be a great boy.

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    The world is upheld by the veracity of good men: they make the earth wholesome. They who lived with them found life glad and nutritious. Life is sweet and tolerable only in our belief in such society.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    People seldom improve when they have no other model, but themselves to copy after.

    Oliver Goldsmith
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    What you do not want others to do to you, do not do to others.

    Confucius
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    The road to learning by precept is long, but by example short and effective.

    Seneca the Younger
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    A good example is the best sermon.

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    Example is leadership.

    Albert Schweitzer
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    This, then, is the test we must set for ourselves; not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.

    Hubert Humphrey
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    Example is a bright looking-glass, universal and for all shapes to look into.

    Michel de Montaigne
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    Illustrious examples engross, prejudice, and intimidate. They engross our attention, and so prevent a due inspection of ourselves; they prejudice our judgment in favor of their abilities, and so lessen the sense of our own; and they intimidate us with the

    Edward Young
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    He teaches me to be good that does me good.

    Thomas Fuller
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    Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.

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    Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.

    Christian Nevell Bovee
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    Example is the best precept.

    Aesop
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    Practice what you preach.

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    Benevolence It is the glory of the true religion that it inculcates and inspires a spirit of benevolence. It is a religion of charity, which none other ever was. Christ went about doing good; he set the example to his disciples, and they abounded in it

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    Produce great men, the rest follows.

    Walt Whitman
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    Children are natural mimics -- they act like their parents in spite of every attempt to teach them good manners.

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

    Mark Twain
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    Live as you wish your kids would.

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    Nothing preaches better than the act.

    Benjamin Franklin