Most popular example quotes
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
Example is the best precept.
Example is better than precept.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
He or she is greatest who contributes the greatest original practical example.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
Practice yourself what you preach.
No man is completely useless; he can always serve as a bad example.
Be careful how you live your life, it is the only Gospel many people will ever read.
If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.
Human models are more vivid and more persuasive than explicit moral commands.
Example has more followers than reason.
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
He preaches well that lives well.
A superior who works on his own development sets an almost irresistible example.
People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher and better than themselves.
Don't say things. What you are stands over you the while, and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.
It is a trite but true observation, that examples work more forcibly on the mind than precepts.
None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing.
Setting too good an example is a kind of slander seldom forgiven.
A good example is the best sermon.
People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.
It is easier to exemplify values than teach them.
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.
Children have more need of models than critics.
From time to time there appear on the face of the earth men of rare and consummate excellence, who dazzle us by their virtue, and whose outstanding qualities shed a stupendous light.
They who set an example make a highway. Others follow the example, because it is easier to travel on a highway than over untrodden grounds.
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.
Example is an eloquent orator.
The crab instructs its young, "Walk straight ahead—like me."
Example is one of the most potent of instructors, though it teaches without a tongue. It is the practical school of mankind, working by action, which is always more forcible than words.
There is a transcendent power in example. We reform others unconsciously when we walk uprightly.
Few things are harder to put up with than a good example.