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The Best Quotes About Example  

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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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People seldom improve when they have no other model, but themselves to copy after. Oliver Goldsmith
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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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The road to learning by precept is long, but by example short and effective. Seneca the Younger
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Don't wait to be a great man -- be a great boy.
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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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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 sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
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A good example is the best sermon.
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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 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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He teaches me to be good that does me good. Thomas Fuller
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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 leadership. Albert Schweitzer
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If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not an example. George Bernard Shaw
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Example is the best precept. Aesop
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Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other Edmund Burke
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Produce great men, the rest follows. Walt Whitman
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Precept guides, but example draws.
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Live as you wish your kids would.
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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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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