Example Proverbs

By|March 8, 2018

Sayings about Example

Example is better than law. ~ Arabian Proverbs

Example is the greatest of all seducers. ~ French Proverbs

Words are but dwarfs, examples are giants. ~ Luxembourg Proverbs

A good example is like a bell that calls many to church. ~ Danish Proverbs

One man’s fault is another man’s lesson. ~ Maltese Proverbs

Sheep follow sheep. ~ The Talmud

Reason is the wise man’s guide, example the fool’s. ~ Welsh Proverbs

Nothing is more contagious than a bad example. ~ French Proverb

A good example is the best sermon. ~ English Proverbs

“For example” is not proof. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

Precept guides, but example draws. ~ Traditional Proverb

Children have more need of models than critics. ~ French Proverb

Saying about example

Quotations about Example

He, who should teach men to die, would at the same time teach them to live. ~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow. ~ Unknown

Other men are lenses through which we read our own minds. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

When we see men of worth, we should think of becoming like them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inward and examine ourselves. ~ Confucius

We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do. ~ Brigham Young

First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others. ~ Amos Bronson Alcott

None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Example is a bright looking-glass, universal and for all shapes to look into. ~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

A good example is far better than a good precept. ~ Dwight L. Moody

Example is a motive of very prevailing force on the actions of men. ~ Samuel Rogers

Life will teach you the lessons; it is up to you to learn them. ~ Author Unknown

Examples would indeed be excellent things were not people so modest that none will set, and so vain that none will follow them. ~ Augustus William Hare

Employee of the month is a good example of how somebody can be both a winner and a loser at the same time. ~ Demetri Martin

You train people how to treat you by how you treat yourself. ~ Martin Rutte

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. ~ Horace Mann

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

The road by precepts is tedious, by example, short and efficacious. ~ Seneca

It is well to learn from the misfortunes of others what should be avoided. ~ Syrus

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. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Man is an imitative creature, and whoever is foremost leads the herd. ~ Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

The efficacy of good examples in the formation of public opinion is incalculable. Though men justify their conduct by reasons, and sometimes bring the very rules of virtue to the touchstone of abstraction, yet they principally act from example. ~ Robert Hall

Example is contagious behavior. ~ Charles Reade

Don’t be just another member of society, be a living example of your dreams and goals. ~ Author Unknown

Examples draw where precept fails, and sermons are less read than tales. ~ Matthew Prior

I don’t know any other way to lead but by example. ~ Don Shula

We should look at the lives of all as at a mirror, and take from others an example for ourselves. ~ Terence

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

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

There is a transcendent power in example. We reform others unconsciously when we walk uprightly. ~ Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine

No man is so insignificant as to be sure his example can do no hurt. ~ Lord Clarendon

There is nothing so annoying as a good example!~ Mark Twain

A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example. ~ Joe Dimaggio

Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means. ~ Albert Einstein

Be careful how you live; you will be the only Bible some people ever read. ~ William J. Toms

Whoever would change men must change the conditions of their lives. ~ Theodor Herz

Others will follow your footsteps easier than they will your advice. ~ Author Unknown

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. ~ Henry Miller

Practice what you preach. ~ Author Unknown

The professionals must set a good example. ~ A. Bartlett Giamatti

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

Whatever parent gives his children good instruction and sets them at the same time a bad example, may be considered as bringing them food in one hand and poison in the other. ~ John Balguy

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

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example. ~ Mark Twain

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

Example is the best precept. ~ Aesop

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. ~ Thomas a Kempis

Every man is bound to tolerate the act of which be himself has set the example. ~ Phaedrus

The greatest gift you and your partner can give your children is the example of an intimate, healthy, and loving relationship. ~ Barbara De Angelis

Produce great men, the rest follows. ~ Walt Whitman

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

You’ve got to make it a good example for those kids regardless of how much you mess up. ~ Fantasia Barrino

Whence do you derive the power and privilege of a parent, when you, though an old man, do worse things (than your child)? ~ Juvenal

Where one man reads the Bible, a hundred read you and me. ~ Dwight L. Moody

What you learn from bad habits and in bad society you will never forget, and it will be a lasting pang to you. ~ John Bartholomew Gough

No reproof or denunciation is so potent as the silent influence of a good example. ~ Hosea Baalou

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

We live in an age that hath more need of good example than precepts. ~ George Herbert

Children will imitate their fathers in their vices, seldom in their repentance. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon

We should correct our own faults by seeing how uncomely they appear in others; who will not abhor a choleric passion, and a saucy pride in himself, that sees how ridiculous and contemptible they render those who are infested with them? ~ J. Beaumont

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

Nothing preaches better than the act. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Example acquires tenfold authority when it speaks from the grave. ~ Wendell Phillips

What you do not want others to do to you, do not do to others. ~ Confucius

There is no teaching to compare with example. ~ Robert Baden-Powell

The trouble with using experience as a guide is that the final exam often comes first and then the lesson. ~ Author Unknown

The road to learning by precept is long, but by example short and effective. ~ Marcus Annaeus Seneca

Advice maybe wrong, but examples prove themselves. ~ Henry Wheeler Shaw

Much more profitable and gracious is doctrine by example than by rule. ~ Edmund Spenser

The best teachers of humanity are the lives of great men. ~ Samuel Johnson

A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words. ~ Phillips Brooks

If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not an example. ~ George Bernard Shaw

What we have achieved is a good example of how the right policies deliver. ~ Rodrigo Rato

If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example. ~ Ingvar Kamprad

Children are natural mimics — they act like their parents in spite of every attempt to teach them good manners. ~ Author Unknown

We are too quick to imitate depraved examples. ~ Juvenal

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. ~ Albert Schweitzer

Ill patterns are sure to be followed more than good rules. ~ John Locke

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

No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle, pure, and good, without the world being the better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness. ~ Phillips Brooks

Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age. ~ William Feather

Example is always more efficacious than precept. ~ Samuel Johnson

Example is leadership. ~ Albert Schweitzer

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

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. ~ Ron Paul

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

There are bad examples which are worse than crimes; and more states have perished from the violation of morality than from the violation of law. ~ Charles de Montesquieu

Live as you wish your kids would. ~ Author Unknown

Precept is instruction written in the sand, the tide flows over it and the record is gone. Example is graven on the rock, and the lesson is not soon lost. ~ William Ellery Channing

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

I have ever deemed it more honorable and more profitable, too, to set a good example than to follow a bad one. ~ Thomas Jefferson

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

Example, whether it be good or bad, has a powerful influence. ~ George Washington

We are more speedily and fatally corrupted by domestic examples of vice, and particularly when they are impressed on our minds as from authority. ~ Horace

Men trust rather to their eyes than to their ears; the effect of precepts is therefore slow and tedious, whilst that of examples is summary and effectual. ~ Seneca

A man improves more by reading the story of a person eminent for prudence and virtue, than by the finest rules and precepts of morality. ~ Joseph Addison

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

I’ve always led by example and I’m not that vocal. ~ Scottie Pippen

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