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Positive Quotes about Example

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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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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

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

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

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

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

 

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

Example is leadership.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

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

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

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

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

Each of us is of infinite value,
and each of us has the ability to make
a profound difference in the lives we touch.
We leave our most profoundly positive impact
on those around us by the nature of our lives
and the example we set -
not by how busy we are,
or how important we believe we are.
Setting an example of being loving, relaxed and joyful,
regardless of external circumstances,
is a great legacy for our family and for the world.
Self importance - ego - is not a path to happiness.
Focusing one's whole life on responsibilities,
without taking time for self-renewal and play,
abandons the joy and the true value of life.
I want my tombstone to read, "Inspired others,"
rather than, "Never missed a day at the office."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Most movie-goers are overdosing on star coverage;
it's the ultimate example of too much information.
- Peter Bart

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

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

He who loves, never grows old.
God it a shining example.
- Sri Chinmoy

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

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

Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures,
for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children,
not grandparents.
- Alan Dundes

Maybe if I could ever be a successful comedian then
I could be an example that Christians can also have fun.
- Victoria Jackson

What is called for is dignity.
We need to set an example.
- Kenny Dalglish

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

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

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

People never improve unless they look to some standard
or example higher or better than themselves.
- Tryon Edwards

If you try to do that in pop music -
to play only rare show tunes,
for example - people don't come.
- Bobby Short

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

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

A nobler example, because a less personal one,
of the pinch of poverty, is when it prevents the accomplishment
of some cherished scheme for the benefit of the human race.
- James Payn

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

And when it is done, we ought to follow the example by disarming ourselves.
- George William Norris

Sinn Fein has productively taken the example of South Africa and,
as we develop the peace process, we continue to use
examples from South Africa.
- Gerry Adams

If we look to the history of other nations,
ancient or modern, we find no example of a growth so rapid,
so gigantic, of a people so prosperous and happy.
- James Monroe

For example, lead paint in old houses can be a greater
threat to children's health than lead that may be under
some industrial site where there are no children.
- Fred Thompson

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

A man may be a tough, concentrated, successful money-maker
and never contribute to his country anything more than a horrible example.
- Robert Menzies

Natural objects, for example, must be experienced before
any theorizing about them can occur.
- Edmund Husserl

Europeans know the importance of the Resistance;
it has been the shining example of the modern conscience.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort,
the educational value of a good example and respect
for universal fundamental ethical principles.
- Pierre de Coubertin

In America, we have the feeling of the doomed young artist.
Fitzgerald was the great example of that.
- Irwin Shaw

And understand that scarce spectrum is used today for
example for cell phone operators,
they have to pay for the airwaves they use,
for their services.
- Robert McChesney

We wanted to set a good example for the growing number of divers watching.
- Lloyd Bridges

A sovereign's great example forms a people;
the public breast is noble or vile as he inspires it.
- David Mallet

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

I'll give you an example.
Henry, the old black guy who cooks the corn bread,
he worked on the railroads for about 20 years so he
knows how to lay and build track.
- Marc Singer

I hope the example of Saddam Hussein will give a lesson
to leaders of other countries where human rights are not respected.
- Shirin Ebadi

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

Let's take flight simulation as an example.
If you're trying to train a pilot, you can simulate almost the whole course.
You don't have to get in an airplane until late in the process.
- Roy Romer

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

Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery.
If you flatter all the company, you please none;
If you flatter only one or two,
you offend the rest.
- Jonathan Swift

Sometimes string figures were used to illustrate stories,
as in the case of an Eskimo example that depicts a man catching a salmon.
Sometimes they had magic or religious significance.
- Louis Leakey

Just the example Delaware State University graduates
set by the way they live their lives,
should be an inspiration to other high school students to go to Delaware State.
- Michael N. Castle

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

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

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

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

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

I believe you have a responsibility to comport yourself
in a manner that gives an example to others.
As a young man, I prayed for success.
Now I pray just to be worthy of it.
- Brendan Fraser

The NBA's chosen ones think I'm setting a bad example?
I think they need to look around and stop taking themselves so seriously.
- Dennis Rodman

My own early crusade for same-sex marriage,
for example, is now mainstream gay politics.
It wasn't when I started.
- Andrew Sullivan

That's all a man can hope for during his lifetime -
to set an example -
and when he is dead,
to be an inspiration for history.
- William McKinley


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