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Wise Quotes about Example

May you find great value in these Example quotes and sayings.

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Inspirational Action

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Example is not the main thing in influencing others.
It is the only thing.
- Albert Schweitzer

Example is leadership.
- Albert Schweitzer

 

The key to success, and to happiness,
is being fully engaged in life -
leading yourself with inspiration and committed action -
setting your own fine and honorable example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

leading by example creates a degree of
loyalty and overall success
that cannot be achieved through
issuing orders from a lofty office.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

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I choose to live a life of gratitude and joy,
inspiring others to follow my example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another,
but let him work diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own
shall be safe from violence when built.
- Abraham Lincoln

There are old heads in the world
who cannot help me by their example or advice
to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself;
but I believe that it is in my power
to elevate myself this very hour
above the common level of my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

Imagine for yourself a character,
a model personality whose example you determine to follow,
in private as well as in public.
- Epictetus

Your example is far more influential and inspiring
than any words of instruction, or threats,
or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you doubt the virtue in self-honor,
remember what the flight attendant says,
"Put your own oxygen mask on first."
You are of no use to anyone else
if you have not taken care of your own needs first -
this includes your own emotional,
as well as physical, well-being.
In addition, your greatest value to your children,
your family, your friends, and your community
is the example you set, leading a great life that inspires
those around you to emulate your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I would say that IQ is the strongest predictor of which
field you can get into and hold a job in,
whether you can be an accountant, lawyer or nurse,
for example.
- Daniel Goleman

I want to get old gracefully.
I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and
be an example to my children.
- Sting

Radical changes in world politics leave America with
a heightened responsibility to be,
for the world, an example of a genuinely free,
democratic, just and humane society.
- Pope John Paul II

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

Society is always taken by surprise
at any new example of common sense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you
must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example.
My father wasn't perfect.
- Adam Sandler

The flower is the poetry of reproduction.
It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
- Jean Giraudoux

Our government...
teaches the whole people by its example.
If the government becomes the lawbreaker,
it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to
become a law unto himself;
it invites anarchy.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Societies need rules that make no sense for individuals.
For example, it makes no difference whether a single
car drives on the left or on the right.
But it makes all the difference when there are many cars!
- Marvin Minsky

The most important role models should and could be parents and teachers.
But that said, once you're a teenager you've probably
gotten as much of an example from your parents as you're going to.
- Andrew Shue

In motivating people, you've got to engage their minds and their hearts.
I motivate people, I hope, by example -
and perhaps by excitement,
by having productive ideas to make others feel involved.
- Rupert Murdoch

I hate the whole race.
There is no believing a word they say,
your professional poets, I mean there never existed
a more worthless set than Byron and his friends for example.
- Arthur Wellesley

A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader,
just by example.
- Joe DiMaggio

Aristotle uses a mother's love for her child as the
prime example of love or friendship.
- Mortimer Adler

For example, I like using strong Greek and Roman Renaissance
characters as part of my series.
- Frank Bruno

People always underestimate the impact of technology.
To give you an example: In the 1970s the frontier for
offshore development was 200 meters,
today it is 4,000 meters.
- Daniel Yergin

Cloning represents a very clear, powerful,
and immediate example in which we are in danger of
turning procreation into manufacture.
- Leon Kass

Not all chemicals are bad.
Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen,
for example, there would be no way to make water,
a vital ingredient in beer.
- Dave Barry

Several professional athletes have wrongly taught many
young Americans by example that the only way to succeed
in sports is to take steroids.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

There's a clear example of resolve in this country to fight back.
- John Warner

I would never dream, for example, of going to The States
to photograph your wildlife.
- Nigel Dennis

If I were to ask you for example right now to go back
with me and define those moments in your life that
shaped you as a person and you began to reexamine them,
something would happen.
- James Lipton

I had 500 kids at camp this past summer for example.
We do nine weeks for kids and nine days for grown ups every summer.
The adult camp is a lot of fun.
- Wavy Gravy

My mom was a source of strength.She showed me by example that women,
regardless of how difficult life may get,
can do it all.
- Gloria Estefan

But we don't have an example of a democratic society
existing in a socialist economy -
which is the only real alternative to capitalism in the modern world.
- Peter L. Berger

We must expect the discovery of many as yet unknown elements-for example,
elements analogous to aluminum and silicon-
whose atomic weight would be between 65 and 75.
- Dmitri Mendeleev

A great tennis career is something that a 15-year-old normally doesn't have.
I hope my example helps other teens believe they can
accomplish things they never thought possible.
- Maria Sharapova

I was captain and should have set the example.
I would lift a minimum of weights.
Mine was natural physical strength.
I always thought quickness and agility were much more important.
- Merlin Olsen

The hydrogen powered car, with its high fuel mileage and zero emission rate,
is just one example of the products under development
that will help increase our energy independence.
- Dan Lipinski

Circumstantial evidence is occasionally very convincing,
as when you find a trout in the milk,
to quote Thoreau's example.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

Was Islam spread by them through force and coercion? No.
They preached Islam by personal example.
- Pervez Musharraf

Make yourself an example, achieve it,
but don't hurt anyone on the way up.
I don't think I did that.
- Dawn Fraser

You have to find the peace and patience within yourself
to be a model and an example to others and not judge.
- Judith Light

Under the Geneva Convention, for example,
a POW is required only to provide name,
rank, and serial number and cannot receive any benefits for cooperating.
- John Yoo

You have had presidential candidates over the last
30 years who would have had a very hard time getting
nominated under the old system.
One example is John Kennedy.
- Michael Beschloss

Dirty Harry, for example.
Clint Eastwood was not a rogue cop.
He was a maverick cop, but he was a good guy.
- Charlton Heston

I did have fun, for example, in The Black Hole which
was very popular among youngsters.
- Maximilian Schell

I've helped people get rid of headaches by placing
my hand on their forehead,
and backaches by placing my hand on their back.
It's a powerful example of love that really works.
- Shelley Long

The World Development Movement, to take just one example,
is doing good work.
Some political parties are, too.
- Susan George

The attitude is we live and let live.
This is actually an amazing change in values in a rather
short time and it's an example of freedom from religion.
- Tom Wolfe

You're a good example of why some animals eat their young.
- Jim Samuels

France, for example, loves at the same time history and the drama,
because the one explores the vast destinies of humanity,
and the other the individual lot of man.
- Alfred de Vigny

You can't tell them anything, but hopefully they will
learn from the example and won't have to go through it.
- Lawrence Taylor

I don't get over the wonder of it, and 'The Last Samurai'
was an extreme example of that.
Every day when I went to the set, I couldn't believe what I was seeing.
- Tony Goldwyn

The church is always trying to get other people to reform;
it might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little,
by way of example.
- Mark Twain

Some day, following the example of the United States of America,
there will be a United States of Europe.
- George Washington

I'm a classic example of what can happen if you follow your inner voice.
I was cursed with interests and some talent in many different areas.
It confuses people.
- Dirk Benedict

The classical example of a successful research programme
is Newton's gravitational theory:
possibly the most successful research programme ever.
- Imre Lakatos

For example, colon cancer is the second leading cause
of cancer death in the United States.
Every four minutes someone is diagnosed,
and every nine minutes someone dies.
- Kevin Richardson

More by example than by word, my father taught me logical reasoning,
compassion, love of others, honesty,
and discipline applied with understanding.
- Paul D. Boyer

Maybe the example of Southern fiction writing has been
so powerful that Southern poets have sort of keyed themselves to that.
- Robert Morgan

The amount of data and analysis available for free
is a true example of information explosion has leveled
the playing field for individual investors.
- Maria Bartiromo

From my example learn to be just, and not to despise the gods.
- Virgil

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

For example, in my district there are visitors from
all over the world who are drawn to our beautiful beaches,
recreational lakes, habitat wildlife preserves and golf courses.
- Mark Foley

God sent Jesus as an example to see if we could retain
and maintain the Holy Spirit in human flesh.
- Benny Hinn

I think that the only way to teach is by example,
as children will more easily follow what they see you
do than what you tell them to do.
- Gloria Estefan

But there are other things than dissipation that thicken the features.
Tears, for example.
- Rebecca West


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