Francis Bacon, Sr.
He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.
Amos Bronson Alcott
First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Other men are lenses through which we read our own minds.
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.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and insensibly approximate to the characters we most admire. In this way, a generous habit of thought and of action carries with it an incalculable influence.
A good example is the best sermon.
Setting too good an example is a kind of slander seldom forgiven.
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.
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.
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