Quotes about Modeling Behavior

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What you do speaks so loud that I can’t hear what you say.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.”
- William Arthur Ward

You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.”
- Oliver Goldsmith

The life you liveis the lesson you teach.”
- Author Unknown

Well done is better than well said.”
- Benjamin Franklin

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”
- Maya Angelou

You are writing a “Gospel”, a chapter each day, by the deeds that you do, by the words that you say; Men read what you write, whether faithless or pure. Say, what is the ”Gospel” according to you?”
- Paul Gilbert

The Free Dictionary - Idioms - Actions speak louder than words.

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“Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.”
- Edmund Burke

Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.
- Epictetus

Example is leadership.
- Albert Schweitzer

Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.
- Marcus Aurelius

Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints in the sands of time.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Do not be wise in words — be wise in deeds.
- Jewish Proverb

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
- John Locke

The shortest answer is doing.
- Lord Herbert

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
- Peter Marshall

It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
- Robert Fulghum

“A good example has twice the value of good advice.” Author Unknown

“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means.”
-Albert Einstein

“A good example is the best sermon.”
- Thomas Fuller