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Men think they may justly do that for which they have a precedent. [Lat., Quod exemplo fit, id etiam jure fieri putant.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Epistles (IV, 3)

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Example is a dangerous lure: where the wasp got through the gnat sticks fast. [Fr., L'exemple est un dangereux leurre; Ou la guepe a passe, le moucheron demeure.]

Jean de La Fontaine Quotes , Source: Fables (II, XVI)

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Sheep follow sheep.

The Talmud Quotes , Source: Talmud, Ketuboth (62)

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

Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) Quotes , Source: Pudd'nhead Wilson (ch. 19)

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It is easier to exemplify values than teach them.

Theodore M. Hesburgh Quotes

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

Stanley C. Gault Quotes

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A good example has twice the value of good advice

Albert Schweitzer Quotes

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He follows his father with unequal steps. [Lat., Sequiturque patrem non passibus aequis.]

Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) Quotes , Source: The Aeneid (II, 724)

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

Claudian (Claudianus) Quotes , Source: De Quarto Consulatu Honorii Augusti Panegyris (CCXCIX)

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Whence do you derive the power and privilege of a parent, when you, though an old man, do worse things (than your child)? [Lat., Unde tibi frontem libertatemque parentis, Cum facias pejora senex?

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) Quotes , Source: Satires (XIV, 56)

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Few things are harder to put up with than a good example.

Mark Twain Quotes

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Why doth one man's yawning make another yawn?

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. I, sec. II, memb. 3, subsect. 2)

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Since truth and constancy are vain, Since neither love, nor sense of pain, Nor force of reason, can persuade, Then let example be obey'd.

George Granville, Lord Landsdowne Quotes , Source: To Myra

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A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not.

Albert Einstein Quotes

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I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing.

Mae West Quotes

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Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.

St. Francis of Assisi Quotes

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

Mark Twain Quotes

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The old begin to complain of the conduct of the young when they themselves are no longer able to set a bad example

François de la Rochefoucauld Quotes

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

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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

Edmund Burke Quotes , Source: Letter I--On a Regicide Peace (vol. V, p. 331)

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Illustrious Predecessor.

Edmund Burke Quotes , Source: Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents

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This noble ensample to his sheepe he gaf,-- That firste he wroughte and after he taughte.

Geoffrey Chaucer Quotes , Source: The Canterbury Tales (prologue, l. 496)

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The people are fashioned according to the example of their kings; and edicts are of less power than the life of their ruler. [Lat., Componitur orbis Regis ad exemplum; nec sic inflectere sensus Humanos edicta valent, quam vita regentis.]

Claudian (Claudianus) Quotes , Source: De Quarto Consulatu Honorii Augusti Panegyris (CCXCIX)

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Illustrious predecessors.

Henry Fielding Quotes , Source: in the "Covent Garden Journal"

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Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: The Deserted Village (l. 170)

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