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I'm 65 and I guess that puts me in with the geriatrics. But if there were fifteen months in every year, I'd only be 48. That's the trouble with us. We number everything. Take women, for example. I think they deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of 28 and 40.

- Thurber, James
The position of First Lady has no rules, just precedent, so its evolution has been at a virtual standstill for years. If Martha Washington didn't do it, then no one is sure it should be done.

- Poundstone, Paula
It seems our fate to be incorrect (look where we live, for example), and in our incorrectness stand.

- Walker, Alice
This, then, is held to be the duty of the man of wealth: First, to set an example of modest, unostentatious living, shunning display or extravagance; to provide moderately for the legitimate wants of those dependent upon him; and, after doing so, to consider all surplus revenues which come to him simply as trust funds, which he is called upon to administer, and strictly bound as a matter of duty to administer in the manner which, in his judgment, is best calculated to produce the most beneficial results for the community --the man of wealth thus becoming the mere trustee and agent for his poorer brethren, bringing to their service his superior wisdom, experience and ability to administer, doing for them better than they would or could do for themselves.

- Carnegie, Andrew
Behold, my love, behold all that I simultaneously do: scandal, seduction, bad example, incest, adultery, sodomy! Oh, Satan! one and unique God of my soul, inspire thou in me something yet more, present further perversions to my smoking heart, and then shalt thou see how I shall plunge myself into them all!

- Sade, Marquis De
The proverbial German phenomenon of the verb-at-the-end about which droll tales of absentminded professors who would begin a sentence, ramble on for an entire lecture, and then finish up by rattling off a string of verbs by which their audience, for whom the stack had long since lost its coherence, would be totally nonplussed, are told, is an excellent example of linguistic recursion.

- Hofstadter, Douglas
A good example is like a bell that calls many to church.

- Danish Proverb
A young girl was asked: Whose preaching brought you to Christ? It wasn't anybody's preaching; it was Aunt Mary's practicing, he replied. The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.

- Mueller, George E.
Restraint and discipline and examples of virtue and justice. These are the things that form the education of the world.

- Burke, Edmund
People are changed, not by coercion or intimidation, but by example.

Thinking good thoughts is not enough, doing good deeds is not enough, seeing others follow your good examples is enough.

- Horton, Doug
The path of precept is long, that of example short and effectual.

- Seneca
EPITAPH, n. An inscription on a tomb, showing that virtues acquired by death have a retroactive effect. Following is a touching example: Here lie the bones of Parson Platt, Wise, pious, humble and all that, Who showed us life as all should live it; Let that be said -- and God forgive it!

- Ambrose Bierce
RESIGN, v.t. To renounce an honor for an advantage. To renounce an advantage for a greater advantage. 'Twas rumored Leonard Wood had signed A true renunciation Of title, rank and every kind Of military station -- Each honorable station. By his example fired -- inclined To noble emulation, The country humbly was resigned To Leonard's resignation -- His Christian resignation. Politian Greame

- Ambrose Bierce
History is philosophy teaching by example, and also warning; its two eyes are geography and chronology.

- James A. Garfield
RIGHTEOUSNESS, n. A sturdy virtue that was once found among the Pantidoodles inhabiting the lower part of the peninsula of Oque. Some feeble attempts were made by returned missionaries to introduce it into several European countries, but it appears to have been imperfectly expounded. An example of this faulty exposition is found in the only extant sermon of the pious Bishop Rowley, a characteristic passage from which is here given: "Now righteousness consisteth not merely in a holy state of mind, nor yet in performance of religious rites and obedience to the letter of the law. It is not enough that one be pious and just: one must see to it that others also are in the same state; and to this end compulsion is a proper means. Forasmuch as my injustice may work ill to another, so by his injustice may evil be wrought upon still another, the which it is as manifestly my duty to estop as to forestall mine own tort. Wherefore if I would be righteous I am bound to restrain my neighbor, by force if needful, in all those injurious enterprises from which, through a better disposition and by the help of Heaven, I do myself restrain."

- Ambrose Bierce
Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery. If you flatter all the company, you please none; If you flatter only one or two, you offend the rest.

- Swift, Jonathan
Nothing is so contagious as an example. We never do great good or evil without bringing about more of the same on the part of others.

- La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.

- Bovee, Christian Nevell
If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not an example.

- Shaw, George Bernard



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