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I do not give you to posterity as a pattern to imitate, but as an example to deter.

Junius Quotes , Source: Letter XII--To the Duke of Grafton

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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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Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave us behind Footprints on the sands of time.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes , Source: A Psalm of Life

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He who should teach men to die, would at the same time teach them to live.

Michael Eyquen de Montaigne Quotes , Source: Essays (bk. I, ch. XIX)

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He was indeed the glass Wherein the noble youth did dress themselves.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part II (Lady Percy at II, iii)

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We should look at the lives of all as at a mirror, and take from others an example for ourselves. [Lat., Inspicere tamquam in speculum in vitas omnium Jubeo atque ex aliis sumere exemplum sibi.]

Terence (Publius Terentius Afer) Quotes , Source: Adelphi (III, 3, 62)

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Happy thou that learnest from another's griefs, not to subject thyself to the same. [Lat., Felix quicumque dolore alterius disces posse cavere tuo.]

Albius Tibullus Quotes , Source: Carmina (III, 6, 43)

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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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I tread in the footsteps of illustrious men . . . in receiving from the people the sacred trust confided to my illustrious predecessor.

Martin Van Buren Quotes , Source: in his inaugural address

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To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man.

Golda Meir Quotes

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If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.

Richard Milhous Nixon Quotes

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Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable.

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If any man claims the Negro should be content ... let him say he would willingly change the color of his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city. Then and only then has he a right to such a claim.

Robert Francis Kennedy Quotes

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

Christian Nevell Bovee Quotes

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