Example is a dangerous lure: where the wasp got through the gnat
[Fr., L'exemple est un dangereux leurre;
Ou la guepe a passe, le moucheron demeure.]
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good
Sheep follow sheep.
It is easier to exemplify values than teach them.
He follows his father with unequal steps.
[Lat., Sequiturque patrem non passibus aequis.]
You have to set the tone and the pace, define objectives and strategies, demonstrate through personal example what you expect from others.
Men think they may justly do that for which they have a
[Lat., Quod exemplo fit, id etiam jure fieri putant.]
A good example has twice the value of good advice
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others;
it is the only means.
Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.
I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing.
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?
Happy thou that learnest from another's griefs, not to subject
thyself to the same.
[Lat., Felix quicumque dolore alterius disces posse cavere tuo.]
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.]
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