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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.”