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I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.
Mother Teresa
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  • The pulpit only "teaches" to be honest; the market-place "trains" to over-reaching and fraud; and "teaching" has not a tithe of the efficiency of "training". Christ never wrote a "Tract" in his life, but he went about doing good.
  • People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after.
  • Indeed a wise and good man will turn examples of all sorts, to his own advantage. The good he will make his patterns, and strive to equal or excel them. The bad he will by all means avoid.
    • Thomas à Kempis The Imitation of Christ book 1 Ch. 25
      • George Stanhope translation
  • None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing.
  • Men trust their ears less than their eyes.
  • If thou desire to see thy child virtuous, let him not see his father's vices: thou canst not rebuke that in them, that they behold practised in thee; till reason be ripe, examples direct more than precepts: such as thy behaviour is before thy children's faces, such commonly is theirs behind their parents' backs.

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  • Example is more forcible than precept. People look at my six days in the week to see what I mean on the seventh.
  • No reproof or denunciation is so potent as the silent influence of a good example.
  • Advice may be wrong, but examples prove themselves.
  • The best teachers of humanity are the lives of great men.

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