Simple, sincere people seldom speak much of their piety. It shows itself in acts rather than in words, and has more influence than homilies or protestations.
The road to learning by precept is long, but by example short and effective.
Practice what you preach.
Example is a bright looking-glass, universal and for all shapes to look into.
We are too quick to imitate depraved examples.
He teaches me to be good that does me good.
Precept guides, but example draws.
Folks don't like to have somebody around knowing more than they do. It aggravates em. You're not gonna change any of them by talking right, they've got to want to learn themselves, and when they don't want to learn there's nothing you can do but keep your mouth shut or talk their language.
I've always led by example and I'm not that vocal.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means.
I bid him look into the lives of men as though into a mirror, and from others to take an example for himself.
Everyone is bound to bear patiently the results of his own behavior.
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality the other, a matter of time.
It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.
Example is always more efficacious than precept.
There are no speed limits on the road to excellence.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Can We Be Equal And Excellent Too The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
All things are difficult before they are easy.
Good is not good where better is expected.
A good example is the best sermon.
The excellent is new forever.
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
I assure you I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.