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Motivational Example Quotes

May these quotes about Example inspire and motivate you.

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Related topics: Wisdom Psychology Philosophy Choice Think Thinking

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

Example is leadership.
- Albert Schweitzer

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer


 

leading by example creates a degree of
loyalty and overall success
that cannot be achieved through
issuing orders from a lofty office.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to success, and to happiness,
is being fully engaged in life -
leading yourself with inspiration and committed action -
setting your own fine and honorable example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Example is not the main thing in influencing others.
It is the only thing.
- Albert Schweitzer


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There are old heads in the world
who cannot help me by their example or advice
to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself;
but I believe that it is in my power
to elevate myself this very hour
above the common level of my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another,
but let him work diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own
shall be safe from violence when built.
- Abraham Lincoln

I choose to live a life of gratitude and joy,
inspiring others to follow my example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Your example is far more influential and inspiring
than any words of instruction, or threats,
or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Few things are harder to put up with
than the annoyance of a good example.
- Mark Twain

Society is always taken by surprise
at any new example of common sense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you doubt the virtue in self-honor,
remember what the flight attendant says,
"Put your own oxygen mask on first."
You are of no use to anyone else
if you have not taken care of your own needs first -
this includes your own emotional,
as well as physical, well-being.
In addition, your greatest value to your children,
your family, your friends, and your community
is the example you set, leading a great life that inspires
those around you to emulate your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The church is always trying to get other people to reform;
it might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little,
by way of example.
- Mark Twain

Each of us is of infinite value,
and each of us has the ability to make
a profound difference in the lives we touch.
We leave our most profoundly positive impact
on those around us by the nature of our lives
and the example we set -
not by how busy we are,
or how important we believe we are.
Setting an example of being loving, relaxed and joyful,
regardless of external circumstances,
is a great legacy for our family and for the world.
Self importance - ego - is not a path to happiness.
Focusing one's whole life on responsibilities,
without taking time for self-renewal and play,
abandons the joy and the true value of life.
I want my tombstone to read, "Inspired others,"
rather than, "Never missed a day at the office."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.
- Oprah Winfrey

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand
my complaint about them not understanding me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The way to happiness is what I call Zero-Based Gratitude.
Each day be happy and grateful for what you have,
independent of yesterday and of other people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Worthless people live only to eat and drink;
people of worth eat and drink only to live.
- Socrates

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

There are three classes of people:
those who see,
those who see when they are shown,
those who do not see.
- Leonardo da Vinci

What people say, what people do,
and what they say they do
are entirely different things.
- Margaret Mead

An instructed and intelligent people
are always more decent and orderly
than an ignorant and stupid one.
- Adam Smith

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

People rarely succeed unless they
have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

People are not disturbed by things,
but by the view they take of them.
- Epictetus

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

It is only in adventure that some people
succeed in knowing themselves -
in finding themselves.
- Andre Gide

Simply put, you believe that things
or people make you unhappy,
but this is not accurate.
You make yourself unhappy.
- Wayne Dyer

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand;
they listen with the intent to reply.
- Stephen R. Covey

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

You can close more business in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles;
but today it means getting along with people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

Some people dream of success
while others wake up and work hard at it.
- Anonymous

There is no evil and there are
no evil forces in the world.
There are only people of awareness,
and there are people who are fast asleep -
and sleep has no force.
The whole energy is in the hands of the awakened people.
And one awakened person can awaken the whole world.
One lighted candle can make millions of candles lighted
without losing it's light.
- Osho


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