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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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Well done, is better than well said. Benjamin Franklin

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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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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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Example is leadership. Albert Schweitzer

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

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

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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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A good example is the best sermon.

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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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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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What you do not want others to do to you, do not do to others. Confucius

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He teaches me to be good that does me good. Thomas Fuller

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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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The road to learning by precept is long, but by example short and effective. Seneca the Younger

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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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Precept guides, but example draws.

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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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There is nothing so annoying as a good example!! Mark Twain

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Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. Albert Schweitzer

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We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do. Brigham Young

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Where one man reads the Bible, a hundred read you and me. Dwight L. Moody

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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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An ounce of practice is worth a pound of preaching.

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We are too quick to imitate depraved examples. Juvenal

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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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Nothing is so contagious as an example. We never do great good or evil without bringing about more of the same on the part of others. François de La Rochefoucauld

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Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character. Hosea Ballou

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Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other Edmund Burke

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The presence of a noble nature, generous in its wishes, ardent in its charity, changes the lights for us: we begin to see things again in their larger, quieter masses, and to believe that we too can be seen and judged in the wholeness of our character. George Eliot

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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. Henry Miller

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Don't be just another member of society, be a living example of your dreams and goals.

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A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words. Phillips Brooks

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No rules exist, and examples are simply life-savers answering the appeals of rules making vain attempts to exist. André Breton

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Others will follow your footsteps easier than they will your advice.

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Example is the best precept. Aesop

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Nothing preaches better than the act. Benjamin Franklin

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Live as you wish your kids would.

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Practice what you preach.