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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Example (52 Quotations)

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Example is the best precept.
~ Aesop

 

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

 

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

 

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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 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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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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Nothing preaches better than the act.
~ Benjamin Franklin

 

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Well done, is better than well said.
~ Benjamin Franklin

 

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

 

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You have to set the tone and the pace, define objectives and strategies, demonstrate through personal example what you expect from others.
~ Stanley C. Gault

 

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

 

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It is easier to exemplify values than teach them.
~ Theodore M. Hesburgh

 

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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 H. Humphrey

 

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They teach the morals of a whore, and the manners of a dancing master.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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We are too quick to imitate depraved examples.
~ Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

 

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