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

There is nothing so annoying as a good example!!
Well done, is better than well said.
Nothing preaches better than the act.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.
Example is the best precept.
Be careful how you live; you will be the only Bible some people ever read.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
An ounce of practice is worth a pound of preaching.
Folks don't like to have somebody around knowing more than they do. It aggravates em. You're not gonna change any of them by talking right, they've got to want to learn themselves, and when they don't want to learn there's nothing you can do but keep your mouth shut or talk their language.
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.
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other
The greatest gift you and your partner can give your children is the example of an intimate, healthy, and loving relationship.
Don't wait to be a great man -- be a great boy.
Where one man reads the Bible, a hundred read you and me.
He teaches me to be good that does me good.
Produce great men, the rest follows.
If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not an example.
Example is leadership.
Practice what you preach.
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.
Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.
Illustrious examples engross, prejudice, and intimidate. They engross our attention, and so prevent a due inspection of ourselves; they prejudice our judgment in favor of their abilities, and so lessen the sense of our own; and they intimidate us with the
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
Others will follow your footsteps easier than they will your advice.
Benevolence It is the glory of the true religion that it inculcates and inspires a spirit of benevolence. It is a religion of charity, which none other ever was. Christ went about doing good; he set the example to his disciples, and they abounded in it
Live as you wish your kids would.
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
A good example is the best sermon.
Children are natural mimics -- they act like their parents in spite of every attempt to teach them good manners.
Don't be just another member of society, be a living example of your dreams and goals.
I don't know any other way to lead but by example.
The road to learning by precept is long, but by example short and effective.
You train people how to treat you by how you treat yourself.
The position of First Lady has no rules, just precedent, so its evolution has been at a virtual standstill for years. If Martha Washington didn't do it, then no one is sure it should be done.
Precept guides, but example draws.
I've always led by example and I'm not that vocal.
A young girl was asked: Whose preaching brought you to Christ? It wasn't anybody's preaching; it was Aunt Mary's practicing, he replied. The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
The first great gift we can bestow on others is a good example.
Example is a bright looking-glass, universal and for all shapes to look into.
We are too quick to imitate depraved examples.
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.
They teach the morals of a whore, and the manners of a dancing master.
It is easier to exemplify values than teach them.
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.
People seldom improve when they have no other model, but themselves to copy after.
You have to set the tone and the pace, define objectives and strategies, demonstrate through personal example what you expect from others.
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.
The presence of a noble nature, generous in its wishes, ardent in its charity, changes the lights for us: we begin to see things again in their larger, quieter masses, and to believe that we too can be seen and judged in the wholeness of our character.
No rules exist, and examples are simply life-savers answering the appeals of rules making vain attempts to exist.
Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.