Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other. Burns Edmund Burke
Two Letters on the Proposals for Peace with the Regicide Directory, 9th edn.
could I flow like thee, and make thy stream My great example,
as it is my theme! Though deep, yet
clear, though gentle, yet not dull, Strong without
rage, without o'erflowing full. SirJohn Denham Of the Thames. Cooper's Hill, l.189^92.
Had every Christian in Hitler's Europe followed the example of the king
of Denmark and decided to put on the yellow star,
there would be today neither despair in the church nor talk
of the death of God. Emil L Fackenheim Quest for Past and Future.
Philip is a living example of natural selection. He was as fitted to survive
in this modern world as a tapeworm in an intestine. Sir William (Gerald) Golding Free Fall, ch.2.
Example moves the world more than doctrine. Henry Valentine Miller The Cosmological Eye,'An Open Letter to Surrealists
Il ne reste donc que l'exemple qui puisse servir de re' gle a' quantite de
personnes dans l'exercice de la vertu. Most people can
learn only by example to be virtuous. Abbe Antoine-Fran c° ois Pre vost Histoire du chevalier Des Grieux et deManon Lescaut,
Avis de l'auteur.
Few things are harder to put up with thantheannoyance of a good example. Mark pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens Twain Pudd'nheadWilson, ch.19.
He or she isgreatest who contributes the greatest original practical
example. Walt(er) Whitman Leaves of Grass,'By Blue Ontario's Shores', section13.
the lower orders don't set us a good example, what on earth is
the use of them? Oscar Fingal O'FlahertieWills Wilde Algernon.The Importance of Being Earnest, act1.