Example is the best precept.
It is not so much the example of others we imitate as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.
You train people how to treat you by how you treat yourself.
Others will follow your footsteps easier than they will your advice.
The greatest gift you and your partner can give your children is the example of an intimate, healthy, and loving relationship.
This, then, is the test we must set for ourselves; not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
Example is leadership.
Produce great men, the rest follows.
Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.
They teach the morals of a whore, and the manners of a dancing master.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.