Example Quotes

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Henry David Thoreau
“If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see.”
Henry David Thoreau

Criss Jami
“I would rather be an artist than a leader. Ironically, a leader has to follow the rules.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Josh Billings
“To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.”
Josh Billings

Thomas Hardy
“I may do some good before I am dead--be a sort of success as a frightful example of what not to do; and so illustrate a moral story.”
Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure

Alexandra Katehakis
“If your actions were to boomerang back on you instantly, would you still act the same? Doing to others an act you’d rather not have done to you reveals a powerful internal conflict.”
Alexandra Katehakis

Brigham Young
“We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do. We should set them an example that we wish them to imitate.”
Brigham Young

Niccolò Machiavelli
Concerning New Principalities Which Are Acquired By One's Own Arms And Ability

LET no one be surprised if, in speaking of entirely new principalities as I shall do, I adduce the highest examples both of prince and of state; because men, walking almost always in paths beaten by others, and following by imitation their deeds, are yet unable to keep entirely to the ways of others or attain to the power of those they imitate. A wise man ought always to follow the paths beaten by great men, and to imitate those who have been supreme, so that if his ability does not equal theirs, at least it will savour of it. Let him act like the clever archers who, designing to hit the mark which yet appears too far distant, and knowing the limits to which the strength of their bow attains, take aim much higher than the mark, not to reach by their strength or arrow to so great a height, but to be able with the aid of so high an aim to hit the mark they wish to reach.”
Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

Shannon L. Alder
“A friend is not the shadow that mimics you, but the one who casts all shadows away.”
Shannon L. Alder

Israelmore Ayivor
“Contrary to popular opinion, leadership is not a reserved position for a particular group of people who were elected or appointed, ordained or enthroned. Leadership is self-made, self-retained, self-inculcated and then exposed through a faithful, sincere and examplary life.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Martin Luther
“In his life Christ is an example showing
us how to live in his death he is a sacrifice satisfying our sins in his resurrection a conqueror in his ascension a king in his intercession a high priest.”
Martin Luther

“Worry not that your child listens to you; worry most that they watch you.”
Ronald A. Heifetz, The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World

Andrew Murray
“Fellow-Christians, do let us study the Bible portrait of the humble man. And let us ask our brethren, and ask the world, whether they recognize in us the likeness to the original.”
Andrew Murray, Humility

Patrick O'Brian
“...for very strangely his officers looked upon Jack Aubrey as a moral figure, in spite of all proofs of the contrary...”
Patrick O'Brian, The Mauritius Command

Israelmore Ayivor
“The concept of leadership is abused by people who think a person becomes a leader when he grows grey hair, put into a position and expected to function. Everyone has a leadership potential carried within in a specific area of his or purpose. Leadership is universal and built on trust.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Samuel Beckett
“What is certain is this, that I never rested in that way again, my feet obscenely resting on the earth, my arms on the handlebars and on my arms my head, rocking and abandoned. It is indeed a delporable sight, a deplorable example, for the people, who so need to be encouraged, in their bitter toil, and to have before their eyes manifestations of strength only, of courage and joy, without which they might collapse, at the end of the day, and roll on the ground.”
Samuel Beckett, Molloy

“[The White Rose] is relevant because it gives us an example that we can use... They are a sign of how we should strive to be.”
Ruth Hanna Sachs

Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot
“Morality in the general is well enough known by men, but the particular refinements of virtue are unknown by most persons; thus the majority of parents, without knowing it and without intending it, give very bad examples to their children.”
Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, The Turgot Collection

Robert Ingersoll's character was as nearly perfect as it is possible for the character of mortal man to be... none sweeter or nobler had ever blessed the world. The example of his life was of more value to posterity than all the sermons that were ever written on the doctrine of original sin... The genius for humor and wit and satire of a Voltaire, a wide amplitude of imagination, and a greatness of heart and brain that placed him upon an equal footing with the greatest thinkers of antiquity. He stands, at the close of his career, the first great reformer of the age.

{Thomas' words at the funeral of the great Robert Ingersoll}”
Charles S. Thomas

Alexandre Dumas
“Instruction is good for a child; but example is worth more.”
Alexandre Dumas, Twenty Years After

Carlos Wallace
“I want to be a living example of YES to every dreamer the world told NO.”
Carlos Wallace

“Instead of being a crutch to other people, show them how to help themselves, empower them, show them hope, faith, and their own potential. Lead by example.”
Akiroq Brost

“If you want to effect change, do it in your own life first. Build something, do something, be something, first. The more you invest in yourself, the more you will have to give from.”
Akiroq Brost

“Life: be the example or be made the example.”
Chris Morgan (SON)

“To be a leader you must set an example.
What I want to ask you Mr. President is:-
"What example have you set the youth of today, unless it is not to follow in your footsteps?”
Anthony T. Hincks

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