Quotes for
the Journey:


As I grow older, I pay less
attention to what people say.
I just watch what they do.

Andrew Carnegie


Even when walking in a party of three I can always be certain of learning from those I am with.  There will be good qualities that I can select for imitation and bad ones that will teach me what requires correction in myself.     -Confucius

A rogue is not an eternal rogue.  A prostitute is not an eternal prostitute.  Put these people in the company of saints.  They will be newly molded and will be transformed into saints with virtuous qualities.     -Sivananda
Let us preach without preaching, not by words but by example, by the catching force, the sympathetic influence of what we do.     -John Newman
The poet Muriel Rukeyser said the universe is composed of stories, not of atoms.  The physicist Werner Heisenberg declared that the universe is made of music, not of matter.
  And we believe that if you habitually expose yourself to toxic stories and music, you could wind up living in the wrong universe, where it's impossible to become the gorgeous genius you were born to be.
  That's why we implore you to nourish yourself with delicious, nutritious tales and tunes that inspire you to exercise your willpower for your highest good.
-Rob Brezsny
They that give good advice, build with one hand; they that give good counsel and example, build with both; but they that give good admonition and bad example, build with one hand and pull down with the other.     -Francis Bacon
My advice is to consult the lives of other people, as one would a looking glass, and thence fetch examples for imitation.     -Terence

Example is the school of humankind, and we will learn at no other.     -Edmund Burke
I have ever deemed it more honorable and more profitable, too, to set a good example than to follow a bad one.
-Thomas Jefferson

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Make small commitments and keep them.  Be a light, not a judge.  Be a model, not a critic.  Be part of the solution, not part of the problem.     -Stephen R. Covey
There is transcendent power in example.  We reform others subconsciously, when we walk upright.     -Ann Swetchine
I always try to teach by example and not force my ideas on a young musician.  One of the reasons we're here is to be a part of this process of exchange.     -Dizzy Gillespie
Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity.  The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere.  Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.     -Warren Bennis
So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private citizens will occasionally kill theirs.
-Elbert Hubbard
That's all we can hope for during our lifetime--to set an example--and when we are dead, to be an inspiration for history.     -William McKinley
What I would like to give my daughter is freedom.  And this is something that must be given by example, not by exhortation.     -Erica Jong
Example has more followers than reason.  We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and insensibly approximate to the characters we most admire.  In this way, a generous habit of thought and of action carries with it an incalculable influence.     -Christian Nestell Bovee
Example is not the main thing in influencing others; it's the only thing.     -Albert Schweitzer
Our lives are the books people read; by the way we live and the words we speak we cannot stop setting an example.     -unattributed
The values of the world we inhabit and the people we surround ourselves with have a profound effect on who we are.     -Malcolm Gladwell
The only rational way of education is to be an example--if you can't help it, a warning example.     -Albert Einstein
Example is always better than precept.  Live an ideal life and by doing so, change the heart of others.     -Papa Ramdas
In no way can we so effectively hasten the dawning of the inner consciousness of another, as by showing forth the divinity within ourselves simply by the way we live.  By example and not by precept.  By living not by preaching.  By doing not professing.     -Ralph Waldo Trine
From the loving example of one family, a whole state may become loving; from the ambition and perseverance of one person, the whole state may be thrown into a rebellion.  Such is the nature of influence.     -Confucius
Morality in the general is well enough known by men, but the particular refinements of virtue are unknown by most persons; thus the majority of parents, without knowing it and without intending it, give very bad examples to their children.     -Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, Turgot Collection Pocket Edition
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.     -James Baldwin
We must be the change we wish to see in the world.      -Mohandas Gandhi



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