Robert Christy, comp. Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages. 1887.


A good example is the best sermon.

Admiral Byng was shot to encourage others.Voltaire.

Example does more than much teaching.German.

Examples of justice are more merciful than the unbounded exercise of pity.Machiavel.

Examples teach more than precepts.

Examples work stronger and quicker in the minds of men than precepts.Fielding.

Follow example: Literal: Recite according to the book.Chinese.

Follow example in drawing your calabash.Chinese.

Follow the good and learn to be so.Chinese.

Good example is half a sermon.German.

Ill examples are like contagious diseases.

One ill example spoils many good.

Profit by good example.

The example of good men is visible philosophy.

Unless parents set a good example to their children they will furnish a plain reason to be used by them against themselves.Euripides.

Where the dam leaps over, the kid follows.