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It is easier to exemplify values than teach them.

Author: Theodore M. Hesburgh (1917)

Profession: American Clergyman, University President

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.

Author: Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

Profession: American Author, Philosopher

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.

Author: Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978)

Profession: American Democratic Politician, Vice President

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

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

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.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

Folks don't like to have somebody around knowing more than they do. It aggravates em. You're not gonna change any of them by talking right, they've got to want to learn themselves, and when they don't want to learn there's nothing you can do but keep your mouth shut or talk their language.

Author: Harper Lee (1926)

Profession: American Author

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.

Author: Henry Miller (1891-1980)

Profession: American Author

Example is a bright looking-glass, universal and for all shapes to look into.

Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)

Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist

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

Author: Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899)

Profession: American Evangelist

The first great gift we can bestow on others is a good example.

Author: Thomas Morell


A young girl was asked: ''Whose preaching brought you to Christ?'' ''It wasn't anybody's preaching; it was Aunt Mary's practicing,'' he replied. The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.

Author: George E. Mueller (1918-)

Profession: American Engineer

I've always led by example and I'm not that vocal.

Author: Scottie Pippen

Profession: American Basketball Player

The position of First Lady has no rules, just precedent, so its evolution has been at a virtual standstill for years. If Martha Washington didn't do it, then no one is sure it should be done.

Author: Paula Poundstone


Practice what you preach.

Author: Proverb


Precept guides, but example draws.

Author: Proverb