Quote category: Example
Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.
80% of all deaths may actually be suicides. Persons who lack curiosity about life, who are guilt-ridden and depressed and conditioned by parental example, are all too willing, subconsciously, to co-operate with and attract disease, accident and violence.
Example is leadership.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example.
George Bernard Shaw
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.