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  • Example is better than precept.

  • ... an imitator is always a poor example.

  • If ... you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.

  • Children have almost an intuitive discernment between the maxims you bring forward for their use, and those by which you direct your own conduct.

  • If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn. / If children live with hostility, they learn to fight. / If children live with fear, they will learn to be apprehensive. / If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves. / If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy. / If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy. / If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty. / If children live with encouragement, they will learn confidence. / If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.

  • There is a transcendent power in example. We reform others unconsciously when we walk uprightly.