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Example Quotes


These are some of the best 'Example' quotations and sayings.

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A good example is the best sermon. See quote detail

A wise and good man will turn examples of all sorts to his own advantage. The good he will make his patterns, and strive to equal or excel them. The bad he will by all means avoid.

A world of mischief may be done by a single example of avarice or luxury. - One voluptuous palate makes many more.

Alexander received more bravery of mind by the pattern of Achilles, than by hearing the definition of fortitude.

Allured to brighter worlds and led the way.

Be a pattern to others, and then all will go well; for as a whole city is infected by the licentious passions and vices of great men, so it is likewise reformed by their moderation.

Children have more need of models than of critics.

Every great example takes hold of us with the authority of a miracle, and says to us, "If ye had but faith, ye, also, could do the same things."

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

Example is a dangerous lure; where the wasp got through, the gnat sticks fast.

Example is more efficacious than precept.

Example is more forcible than precept. - People look at my six days in the week to see what I mean on the seventh.

Example is the school of mankind; they will learn at no other.

Example teaches better than precept. It is the best modeler of the character of men and women. To set a lofty example is the richest bequest a man can leave behind him.

Examples of vicious courses, practised in a domestic circle, corrupt more readily and more deeply, when we behold them in persons of authority.

I am satisfied that we are less convinced by what we hear than by what we see.

It is a good divine that follows his own instructions. I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one of twenty to follow mine own teaching.

It is certain that either wise bearing, or ignorant carriage is caught, as men take diseases, one from another; therefore let men take heed of their company.

Live with wolves, and you will learn to howl.

Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.


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