Quotes and Sayings about Example



"I learned from the example of my father that the manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured."
- Dean Acheson
(Related: Father, Example)

"Sinn Fein has productively taken the example of South Africa and, as we develop the peace process, we continue to use examples from South Africa."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Peace, Example)

"But I also hold the very strong view that republicans need to lead by example."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Example, Republicans)

"There's one of my new poems actually - is a good example of where my poetry has ended up. My earlier river poetry was more like a cross between Shelley and Dylan Thomas."
- Robert Adamson
(Related: Poetry, Example, Poems)

"Aristotle uses a mother's love for her child as the prime example of love or friendship."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Friendship, Love, Mother, Example)

"Example is the best precept."
- Aesop
(Related: Example)

"I know this is going to sound cheesy and like I'm trying to be Miss America, but the most important responsibility a celebrity has is to set an example and be a role model."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: America, Celebrity, Example, Responsibility, Sound, Trying)

"I want to make sure that no matter how long I go through this, I don't fall into the trap of changing and modifying how I do things that aren't a positive example. I want to remain somebody that the entire family can listen to or watch."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Family, Positive, Example, Want)

"The successful establishment of a buffer zone around Fort Carson will provide an example for other bases around the country as we seek to protect the training mission of the U.S. military while preserving critical habitats on our ranges."
- Wayne Allard
(Related: Successful, Country, Example, Military, Mission, Training, Will, Zone)

"Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they're fun, they do things together, they're best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they're going to respect Mom."
- Tim Allen
(Related: Dad, Friendship, Humor, Mom, Example, Fun, Kids, Needs, Parents, Respect)

"I mean whatever I do it's important that I put my stamp on it and keep it in my world, whether I'm doing a dance track or something like the Russian album for example."
- Marc Almond
(Related: Dance, Example, World)

"Yes, yes, no one denies, for example, that you're going to be able to fix the Murray through the Living Murray process without money, no one denies that."
- John Anderson
(Related: Money, Example, Living)

"I love things that age well - things that don't date, that stand the test of time and that become living examples of the absolute best."
- Giorgio Armani
(Related: Age, Love, Time, Living)

"I let my game do the talking. I've had incidents like that but when I compare my own story to the stories that have happened forty or fifty years ago particularly to Jackie Robinson for example."
- Maurice Ashley
(Related: Example, Talking, Years)

"You know, we - if, for example, Jerry Brown can withstand, you know, what will probably end up being $200 million of spending by his opponent and get elected governor of California, that will be a big victory in the nation's largest state."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Victory, Being, End, Example, Nation, State, Will)

"In our western civilization we have the glorious example, the great standard of perfection and the teachings of the Christ to guide us. He acts for us as Mediator between our personality and our Soul."
- Edward Bach
(Related: Soul, Civilization, Christ, Example, Perfection, Personality)

"To add an AC outlet, for example, you just drill a circular hole in the wall, tap into the wiring, add the outlet and you're set. If you don't want it, pull it out and plaster over it with more earth to seal the hole."
- Randy Bachman
(Related: Earth, Example, Want)

"He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Advice, Example)

"Success in training the boy depends largely on the Scoutmaster's own personal example."
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Related: Success, Example, Training)

"Indeed, whenever a new idea is developed, as for example ballooning, warfare immediately takes possession."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Idea, Example, Possession)

"Whoever removes the Cross and its interpretation by the New Testament from the center, in order to replace it, for example, with the social commitment of Jesus to the oppressed as a new center, no longer stands in continuity with the apostolic faith."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Faith, Commitment, Example, New testament, Order)

"Take our own company as an example: We're living proof, we jump with our own parachutes."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Company, Living, Proof)

"Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Beer, Example, Water)

"The world is full of strange phenomena that cannot be explained by the laws of logic or science. Dennis Rodman is only one example."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Science, Example, Laws, Logic, World)

"As a child, I was more afraid of tetanus shots than, for example, Dracula."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Example)

"Most movie-goers are overdosing on star coverage; it's the ultimate example of too much information."
- Peter Bart
(Related: Example, Information)

"Analyses of the movie marketplace points to an interesting phenomenon: High-profile movies are continuing to do well year-to-year in the U.S. and overseas - this past summer, for example, the top 10 movies registered at the same level as in '04."
- Peter Bart
(Related: Movies, Example, Past, Summer)

"The amount of data and analysis available for free is a true example of information explosion has leveled the playing field for individual investors."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Example, Information)

"If we bestow but a very little attention to the economy of the animal creation, we shall find manifest examples of premeditation, perseverance, resolution, and consumate artifice, in order to effect their purpose."
- William Bartram
(Related: Perseverance, Purpose, Attention, Creation, Economy, Effect, Order, Resolution)

"I'm a perfect example of the grumpy, old man. I'm really good at it."
- Ned Beatty
(Related: Example, Man, Old)

"And the terror itself is an example of the world's uncontrollability."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Example, Terror, World)

"For example, Michael Jordan earns $100million a year but continues to play basketball and remains a modest human being."
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Related: Basketball, Being, Example, Play)

"As can be seen even by this limited number of examples proteins carry out amazingly diverse functions."
- Michael Behe
"Throughout history there have been many other examples, similar to that of Haeckel, Huxley and the cell, where a key piece of a particular scientific puzzle was beyond the understanding of the age."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Age, History, Key, Understanding)

"For example, after developing a sound similar to an elephant trumpeting, I wrote the song Elephant Talk which gave my elephant sound an appropriate place to live."
- Adrian Belew
(Related: Example, Song, Sound, Talk)

"I have always been an animal lover. I had a hard time disassociating the animals I cuddled with - dogs and cats, for example - from the animals on my plate, and I never really cared for the taste of meat. I always loved my Brussels sprouts."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Time, Animals, Cats, Dogs, Example, Taste)

"I have always been an animal lover. I had a hard time disassociating the animals I cuddled with - dogs and cats, for example - from the animals on my plate, and I never really cared for the taste of meat. I always loved my Brussels sprouts."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Time, Animals, Cats, Dogs, Example, Taste)

"For example, UNICEF works with governments to change legislation such as in India where a law was passed raising the age of compulsory school completion to keep children in school and away from the workplace for longer."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Age, Change, Children, Completion, Example, Law, Legislation, School)

"I'm a classic example of what can happen if you follow your inner voice. I was cursed with interests and some talent in many different areas. It confuses people."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Talent, People, Example, Voice)

"But we don't have an example of a democratic society existing in a socialist economy - which is the only real alternative to capitalism in the modern world."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Society, Capitalism, Economy, Example, World)

"You have had presidential candidates over the last 30 years who would have had a very hard time getting nominated under the old system. One example is John Kennedy."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: Time, Example, Old, Years)

"There are two ways to extend a business. Take inventory of what you're good at and extend out from your skills. Or determine what your customers need and work backward, even if it requires learning new skills. Kindle is an example of working backward."
- Jeff Bezos
(Related: Work, Business, Example, Learning)

"This nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Power, Arrogance, Example)

"Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: English, Example, Lady, Identity, Poison)

"There is a movement in club football, which I don't necessarily consider a prime example of solidarity, because it leads us to conclude the rich are getting richer and they are using everything in the market to create an exodus from Africa."
- Sepp Blatter
(Related: Example, Football, Solidarity)

"To demonstrate this simultaneity is by no means trivial, because it may for example happen that the product nucleus always forms in an activated state at first."
- Walther Bothe
(Related: Example, First, May, State)

"This stuff on enemy combatants, the Bush Administration has fought like a tiger to avoid having to produce any evidence to a judge to show why somebody is locked up in perpetuity. Another example of that is the torture scandal."
- James Bovard
(Related: Enemy, Example, Scandal)

"Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Example, Followers, Reason)

"To win the cause we all believe in, the spread of true democracy all over the world, we need to win by example, not just with speeches but by example; not just with military might but by gaining the respect of the world."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Cause, Democracy, Example, Military, Respect, World)

"Jesus is an example. We have other examples, including many of our ancestors as role models who understood the inner meaning of our orientation."
- Malcolm Boyd
(Related: Example, Meaning)

"I feel that I communicate best when I am not deliberately being linear. Along this same line, I feel some of the best sermons I've ever heard were in the theatre rather than the pulpit - as, for example, in the Theatre of the Absurd."
- Malcolm Boyd
(Related: Being, Example, Sermons, Theatre)

"More by example than by word, my father taught me logical reasoning, compassion, love of others, honesty, and discipline applied with understanding."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Love, Father, Discipline, Honesty, Compassion, Example, Understanding, Word)

"Our government... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Government, People, Anarchy, Contempt, Example, Law, Man)

"No rules exist, and examples are simply life-savers answering the appeals of rules making vain attempts to exist."
- Andre Breton
(Related: Life, Rules)

"It may be an extreme example brought about by abnormal circumstances - but the criteria of human rights kick in, surely, precisely when the conditions are extreme and the situation is abnormal."
- Breyten Breytenbach
(Related: Circumstances, Example, Extreme, Rights, Human rights, May)

"We wanted to set a good example for the growing number of divers watching."
- Lloyd Bridges
(Related: Example)

"So here we are, just two months away from the election, with more and more examples that modern day Jim Crowe laws are alive and well in the state of Florida."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: Day, Laws, Months, State)

"For example, I like using strong Greek and Roman Renaissance characters as part of my series."
- Frank Bruno
(Related: Example)

"We can demonstrate, by our own example, how E.U. freedoms, including the freedom of nationals of other E.U. countries to come and work here, has enabled us to expand our economy."
- John Bruton
(Related: Work, Countries, Economy, Example, Freedom)

"You increase muscle bulk by training against resistance. For example, weights. And in ballet, this isn't the case."
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Ballet, Example, Training)

"Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Example, Mankind, School, Will)

"So, for example, a country was into recession right after I was sworn in, a dot-com bust had taken place. Then the attacks of September the 11th, and then of course the great financial meltdown in the -the fundamental question facing any presidency is how do you deal with the hand you're dealt?"
- George W. Bush
(Related: Financial, Country, Example, Presidency, Question, Right)

"People make suggestions on what to say all the time. I'll give you an example; I don't read what's handed to me. People say, 'Here, here's your speech, or here's an idea for a speech.' They're changed. Trust me."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Trust, Time, People, Idea, Example, Speech)

"It's not what my job is about. I'm not out to make a political statement. I want to stand for something, but more by example."
- Lauren Bush
(Related: Example, Job, Want)

"God, for example, appealed to me as a beardless man wearing a quilted silk cap; holiness was something burning, forbidding, something connected with fire while a day had the form of an oblong box."
- Abraham Cahan
(Related: God, Day, Example, Fire, Holiness, Man)

"And as a nurse, I know very well the importance, for example, of electronic medical records."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Medical, Example, Importance)

"Dusting is a good example of the futility of trying to put things right. As soon as you dust, the fact of your next dusting has already been established."
- George Carlin
(Related: Example, Fact, Right, Trying)

"Look at what the Omar of Qatar is doing, for example - the King of Morocco, Jordan, Bahrain. There are reform movements taking place, efforts to broaden the political participation of the populations of the region."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Example, Participation, Reform)

"Creative people don't behave very well generally. If you're looking for examples of good relationships in show business, you're gonna be depressed real fast. I don't have time for anything else right now but work and my daughter. She's my first priority."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Time, Work, Business, Daughter, People, First, Now, Relationships, Right)

"Another example of that was that even during the economic problems of the 1945 government, we managed to carry out other aspects of our policy and other ideals. Through the establishment of national parks, for instance."
- Barbara Castle
(Related: Government, Policy, Example, Ideals, Problems)

"Just the example Delaware State University graduates set by the way they live their lives, should be an inspiration to other high school students to go to Delaware State."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Inspiration, Example, School, State, Students, University)

"Not because they were servants were we so reserved, for many noble persons are forced to serve through necessity, but by reason the vulgar sort of servants are as ill bred as meanly born, giving children ill examples and worse counsel."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Children, Giving, Necessity, Reason)

"Examples is more forcible than precept. People look at my six days in the week to see what I mean on the seventh."
- Robert Cecil
(Related: People)

"The word "good" has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Example, Man, Word)

"He who loves, never grows old. God it a shining example."
- Sri Chinmoy
(Related: God, Example, Old)

"We can, for example, be fairly confident that either there will be a world without war or there won't be a world - at least, a world inhabited by creatures other than bacteria and beetles, with some scattering of others."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: War, Beetles, Example, Will, World)

"Some things are only capable of being done in space. Examples of that are looking at our Earth from that far away, and understanding the entire processes of storms and weather patterns, and oceans, and coastlines."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: Being, Earth, Oceans, Space, Storms, Understanding, Weather)

"In today's knowledge-based economy, what you earn depends on what you learn. Jobs in the information technology sector, for example, pay 85 percent more than the private sector average."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Technology, Knowledge, Economy, Example, Information, Jobs, Today)

"There are many examples in high schools which show something about the effects such competition might have."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Competition, Schools)

"As an example, one of the schools I have been studying is too small to compete effectively in most sports, but participates with vigor each year in the state music contests."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Music, Sports, Example, Schools, State)

"Our society has changed in unforeseeable ways since Social Security was created. For example, we are living longer, healthier, and more productive lives and while this is all great news, this has also placed added pressure on America's retirement system."
- Norm Coleman
(Related: Society, America, Example, Living, News, Pressure, Retirement, Security)

"Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs."
- Confucius
(Related: People, Example)

"General statements omit what we really want to know. Example: some horses run faster than others."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Horses, Want)

"An example is often a deceptive mirror, and the order of destiny, so troubling to our thoughts, is not always found written in things past."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Thoughts, Destiny, Example, Order, Past)

"Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of a good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Life, Effort, Example, Joy, Principles, Respect, Value)

"If, for example, all the codons are triplets, then in addition to the correct reading of the message, there are two incorrect readings which we shall obtain if we do not start the grouping into sets of three at the right place."
- Francis Crick
(Related: Example, Reading, Right)

"The process of making a movie has expanded in terms of effort and time for the director, doing commentaries for the DVD for example, finishing deleted scenes so they could be on the DVD, and doing things like a web blog."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Time, Effort, Example)

"We are at a major epoch in human history, which is that we don't need sex to recreate the race. You can have babies without sex. This is the first time in human history that has been true, and it means, for example, we could do some extraordinary things."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: History, Time, Sex, Babies, Example, First, Race)

"For example I don't work with William Hurt the same way that I will work with Viggo. They're different guys and they work in different ways. So a good sensitive director has his general style and technique and personality that he uses but you don't impose that on the actors."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Work, Actors, Example, Hurt, Personality, Style, Will)

"Yeah, about sixteen to twenty weeks a year. For example, we can do America in six or seven weeks. You can do Europe in three weeks; England in two weeks. South America you could do in three weeks; Asia you could do in three weeks."
- Warren Cuccurullo
(Related: America, EnglEurope, Example)

"It doesn't matter if people perceive me as being a little strange. I think overall, even when I am on stage, when people see me, I am setting an example."
- Warren Cuccurullo
(Related: People, Being, Example)

"I talk and talk and talk, and I haven't taught people in fifty years what my father taught me by example in one week."
- Mario Cuomo
(Related: Father, People, Example, Talk, Years)

"What is called for is dignity. We need to set an example."
- Kenny Dalglish
(Related: Dignity, Example)

"By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration, and all the fair examples of renown, out of distress and misery are grown."
- Samuel Daniel
(Related: Admiration, Adversity, Misery)

"Rome should sometimes intervene and say this or that is not in conformity with the Catholic faith. Theologians should understand that. Some theologians go too far, for example, reducing the Catholic faith to a universal philosophy."
- Godfried Danneels
(Related: Faith, Conformity, Example, Philosophy, Rome)

"To start with, for example this year, 2004, is the bicentennial of Haitian independence."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: Example, Independence)

"We have lost one shuttle for every 57 flights and that is not a good ratio. I do believe we need to continue space flights, but maybe we can follow the example of the Russians and use unmanned vehicles to transport hardware into space."
- Lincoln Davis
(Related: Example, Hardware, Space)

"There is nothing is more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas, musicians read but too little - the book of Nature."
- Claude Debussy
(Related: Nature, Development, Example, Musicians, Nothing, Sunset, Will)

"I would never dream, for example, of going to The States to photograph your wildlife."
- Nigel Dennis
(Related: Dream, Example, states, Wildlife)

"A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example."
- Joe DiMaggio
(Related: Leader, Example)

"Circumstantial evidence is occasionally very convincing, as when you find a trout in the milk, to quote Thoreau's example."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Example, Trout)

"Stories about the ongoing dramas in our lives as we age are not being told because women find it difficult to be honest about what's going on - about, for example, our heightened sexuality as we age or about living in a society that only values youth."
- Olympia Dukakis
(Related: Age, Society, Women, Values, Being, Example, Living, Sexuality, Youth)

"Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Americans, Children, Example, Grandparents, Piety, Worship)

"There are a lot of other terrorist targets we ought to be focusing on. Well, there is Syria, for example, which is pumping through - because of Iran, is pumping weapons on into Hezbollah and so forth - which is then producing a lot of agony in Palestine and in Israel. We ought to be doing a bit to try to stop that."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Example, Israel, Palestine, Weapons)

"I think professional sports, football, to use it as an example, it's fundamentally a form of entertainment."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: Sports, Entertainment, Example, Football)

"I hope the example of Saddam Hussein will give a lesson to leaders of other countries where human rights are not respected."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: Hope, Countries, Example, Rights, Human rights, Leaders, Will)

"Sensorial perception, for example, certainly occurs with greater or less accuracy according to the degree of interest; it is constantly given other directions by the change of external stimuli and by ideas."
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
(Related: Change, Ideas, Perception, Accuracy, Example, Interest)

"An office occupation is another example as not only douse it disrupt the activities of the organization it also can raise the media profile of the campaign."
- Ben Edwards
(Related: Example, Media, Occupation, Office)

"People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher or better than themselves."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: People, Example)

"For example, in painting the form arises from abstract elements of line and color, while in cinema the material concreteness of the image within the frame presents - as an element - the greatest difficulty in manipulation."
- Sergei Eisenstein
(Related: Cinema, Difficulty, Example, Manipulation, Painting)

"I think that marriage is an amazing institution and should be preserved, and you can have great marriages, and you must because sharing your life with someone is like the greatest thing. And I loved being able to set a good example for that on television."
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: Life, Marriage, Being, Example, Sharing, Television)

"Things happened there that I don't think are the finest hours for anybody, whether it was a journalist, the legal system or, in that case of the political system, who would say that was an example of when Washington worked best."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Legal, Example, Washington)

"Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Society, Common sense, Example)

"The parent knows instinctively that if they're working and setting an example for their child that means that child is more likely to be in school, more likely to stay out of trouble and more likely to complete their education."
- John Engler
(Related: Education, Example, School, Trouble)

"I would like to see the technology used to explore more period horror genre works, for example, E. A. Poe."
- Robert Englund
(Related: Technology, Example, Horror)

"Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public."
- Epictetus
(Related: Character, Example, Personality, Public)

"My mom was a source of strength.She showed me by example that women, regardless of how difficult life may get, can do it all."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Life, Mom, Women, Strength, Example, May)

"I think that the only way to teach is by example, as children will more easily follow what they see you do than what you tell them to do."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Children, Example, Will)

"God created the family to provide the maximum love and support and morality and example that one can imagine."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Family, Love, God, Morality, Example, Support)

"But I don't really care for directors flaring up and trying to humble some actor, which they would do to try and make an example out of them so everybody else would stay on the ball - and David wasn't anything like that."
- Richard Farnsworth
(Related: Actor, Care, Example, Trying)

"For example, the equivalent of a woman being treated as a sex object is a man being treated as a success object."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Success, Sex, Being, Example, Man, Woman)

"Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age."
- William Feather
(Related: Age, Children, Example, Fun, Middle age)

"We meet before the movie and she gives you charts with sounds on them and makes a tape of examples. While they are setting up the scene, I go with her to the trailer and we go through the scene and correct the speech."
- Albert Finney
(Related: Speech)

"For example, in my district there are visitors from all over the world who are drawn to our beautiful beaches, recreational lakes, habitat wildlife preserves and golf courses."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Example, Golf, Wildlife, World)

"The phenomenon of home schooling is a wonderful example of the American can-do attitude. Growing numbers of parents have become disenchanted with government-run public schools. Many parents have simply taken matters into their own hands, literally."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Home, Government, Attitude, American, Example, Numbers, Parents, Public, Schools)

"An actor should be ready to play any role within reason. For example, I think the most ridiculous thing for me to do would be to try and play Shakespeare."
- Glenn Ford
(Related: Actor, Example, Play, Reason, Shakespeare)

"I can't frankly see much difference in the film industry at all. The only difference might be that they don't take as much time as they used to. For example, they'll do in one day what we used to take a week to do."
- Glenn Ford
(Related: Time, Day, Difference, Example, Film)

"Women have not yet realized the cowardice that resides, for if they should decide to do so, they would be able to fight you until death; and to prove that I speak the truth, amongst so many women, I will be the first to act, setting an example for them to follow."
- Veronica Franco
(Related: Women, Truth, Death, Act, Cowardice, Example, Fight, First, Will)

"I believe you have a responsibility to comport yourself in a manner that gives an example to others. As a young man, I prayed for success. Now I pray just to be worthy of it."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Success, Example, Man, Now, Responsibility)

"Make yourself an example, achieve it, but don't hurt anyone on the way up. I don't think I did that."
- Dawn Fraser
(Related: Example, Hurt)

"The valor and courage of our young women and men in the armed services are a shining example to all of the world, and we owe them and their families our deepest respect."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Men, Women, Courage, Example, Respect, Valor, World)

"There are many respects in which America, if it can bring itself to act with the magnanimity and the empathy appropriate to its size and power, can be an intelligent example to the world."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Power, Act, America, Empathy, Example, World)

"In our excessive involvement in the affairs of other countries, we are not only living off our assets and denying our own people the proper enjoyment of their resources; we are also denying the world the example of a free society enjoying its freedom to the fullest."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Society, People, Countries, Enjoyment, Example, Freedom, Living, World)

"And I always read the English translation and always have conversations with my translator, for example about the names. I always have to approve it."
- Cornelia Funke
(Related: English, Example, Names)

"I've had my moments of insanity. But there is a certain responsibility to set proper examples for your children, and that influences your choices in every aspect of your life."
- Andy Garcia
(Related: Life, Children, Choices, Insanity, Moments, Responsibility)

"The space industry is developing and delivering benefits that tie into our immediate needs and priorities here on Earth-for example, medical and materials research, and satellite communications."
- Marc Garneau
(Related: Medical, Benefits, Earth, Example, Needs, Priorities, Research, Space)

"I think the crux of the matter was that if we were going to become partners in, for example, the International Space Station, we had to gain the respect of a country like the United States and particularly its space organization, NASA."
- Marc Garneau
(Related: Country, Example, Gain, Respect, Space, states, United)

"I always try to act as though there is a little boy or a little girl around, and I try never to do anything that would give them a bad example."
- Steve Garvey
(Related: Act, Example)

"There is something very intriguing about, for example, the sense of accomplishment that a small child has, which you might be able to reduce to aggression and libido, but which might also have some independent existence."
- Peter Gay
(Related: Accomplishment, Aggression, Example, Existence, Sense)

"The World Development Movement, to take just one example, is doing good work. Some political parties are, too."
- Susan George
(Related: Work, Development, Example, World)

"Why do I jave to be an example for your kid? You be an example for your own kid."
- Bob Gibson
(Related: Example)

"I always try to teach by example and not force my ideas on a young musician. One of the reasons we're here is to be a part of this process of exchange."
- Dizzy Gillespie
(Related: Ideas, Example, Force)

"The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life."
- Jean Giraudoux
(Related: Life, Poetry, Example)

"The best example of how impossible it will be for Major League Baseball to crack down on steroids is the fact that baseball and the media are still talking about the problem as "steroids.""
- Malcolm Gladwell
(Related: Baseball, Example, Fact, Media, Talking, Will)

"If we talk about the environment, for example, we have to talk about environmental racism - about the fact that kids in South Central Los Angeles have a third of the lung capacity of kids in Santa Monica."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Environmental, Example, Fact, Kids, Racism, Talk)

"I don't get over the wonder of it, and 'The Last Samurai' was an extreme example of that. Every day when I went to the set, I couldn't believe what I was seeing."
- Tony Goldwyn
(Related: Day, Example, Extreme, Wonder)

"The other thing is that if you rely solely on medication to manage depression or anxiety, for example, you have done nothing to train the mind, so that when you come off the medication, you are just as vulnerable to a relapse as though you had never taken the medication."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Anxiety, Depression, Example, Mind, Nothing)

"I would say that IQ is the strongest predictor of which field you can get into and hold a job in, whether you can be an accountant, lawyer or nurse, for example."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Example, Job)

"There are, for example, exemptions in FOIA in which the government can withhold certain kinds of information, and the courts have recognized that there is certain documentation that do deserve protection, that certain privileges do apply and do deserve protection."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: Government, Example, Information, Protection)

"The way the tour has developed has been as good an example of that as you would like to see."
- David Gower
(Related: Example)

"Well, this week for example, I was just in Los Angeles making a documentary for German television on whales. They had tried to get me in England where they missed me."
- Wavy Gravy
(Related: EnglExample, Television)

"I had 500 kids at camp this past summer for example. We do nine weeks for kids and nine days for grown ups every summer. The adult camp is a lot of fun."
- Wavy Gravy
(Related: Example, Fun, Kids, Past, Summer)

"I think the only kind of acceptable evangelization is the evangelization of good example."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: Example)

"Any time I need to get a serious attitude adjustment, I put on one of their records, and there are examples there for all time to keep us honest and keep us reaching; they'll never be eclipsed."
- Benny Green
(Related: Time, Attitude)

"We've been doing this here since 1968, so we have been identified as an example of a free, democratic school, and many professors want to expose their students to our philosophy."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: Example, Philosophy, School, Students, Want)

"There is a way in which all writing is connected. In a second language, for example, a workshop can liberate the students' use of the vocabulary they're acquiring."
- Marilyn Hacker
(Related: Example, Language, Students, Vocabulary, Writing)

"Well, I've learned something from Michael Robison just about maximizing your shots. For example, if I'm shooting a scene and someone's driving at the wheel, you could steal an insert in the same shot."
- Anthony Michael Hall
(Related: Driving, Example)

"We are keeping healthier and living longer and I am a good example of someone who is in the Age Concern bracket but is still working and keeping active."
- Susan Hampshire
(Related: Age, Concern, Example, Living)

"Parents must lead by example. Don't use the cliche; do as I say and not as I do. We are our children's first and most important role models."
- Lee Haney
(Related: Children, Example, First, Parents)

"Examples would indeed be excellent things were not people so modest that none will set, and so vain that none will follow them."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: People, Will)

"I wanted to play around with the format, really tear it to pieces and shake it up. For example, if Mitch saves someone from drowning, and that person then goes out and releases a virus that kills a million people. Imagine the moral implications of that."
- David Hasselhoff
(Related: People, Example, Play)

"The big secret to winning elections is to get more votes than your opponent. My friend Representative Robin Hayes is a good example to study."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: Friend, Winning, Elections, Example, Study)

"Mickey is one of the prime examples: Mickey has never been suspected of being an American export. It was deja vu. They gave him a local name and he's been accepted everywhere he goes."
- John Hench
(Related: American, Being, Name)

"As for leadership, I am the kind who leads reluctantly and more by example than anything else. Someone had to be on the incorporation papers as president."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Leadership, Example, President)

"If we cannot by reason, by influence, by example, by strenuous effort, and by personal sacrifice, mend the bad places of civilization, we certainly cannot do it by force."
- Auberon Herbert
(Related: Sacrifice, Civilization, Effort, Example, Force, Influence, Reason)

"Undeniably the American art form, too. And yet more and more, we see films made that diminish the American experience and example. And sometimes trash it completely."
- Charlton Heston
(Related: Art, Experience, American, Example)

"Shakespeare is the outstanding example of how that can be done. In all of Shakespeare's plays, no matter what tragic events occur, no matter what rises and falls, we return to stability in the end."
- Charlton Heston
(Related: End, Events, Example, Shakespeare, Stability)

"Dirty Harry, for example. Clint Eastwood was not a rogue cop. He was a maverick cop, but he was a good guy."
- Charlton Heston
(Related: Example)

"You could think of extraordinary examples to the contrary: The Grapes of Wrath... and even into the 70s."
- Charlton Heston
(Related: Wrath)

"But whether, for example, a coat can be exchanged for twenty yards of linen cloth or for forty yards is not a matter of chance, but depends upon objective conditions, upon the amount of socially necessary labor time contained in the coat and in the linen respectively."
- Rudolf Hiferding
(Related: Time, Chance, Example, Labor)

"Living is no laughing matter: you must live with great seriousness like a squirrel for example - I mean without looking for something beyond and above living, I mean living must be your whole occupation."
- Nazim Hikmet
(Related: Example, Living, Occupation, Seriousness)

"God sent Jesus as an example to see if we could retain and maintain the Holy Spirit in human flesh."
- Benny Hinn
(Related: God, Example, Spirit)

"It is not so much the example of others we imitate as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Echo, Example, Eyes, Reflection, Words)

"I think people get fixated on the example of an idea."
- Joshua Homme
(Related: People, Idea, Example)

"Thinking good thoughts is not enough, doing good deeds is not enough, seeing others follow your good examples is enough."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Thoughts, Deeds, Thinking)

"So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Enemies, Example, Killing, Will)

"I grew up in Derry, of course, and it was - Derry was the worst example of Northern Ireland's discrimination."
- John Hume
(Related: Discrimination, Example, Ireland)

"You can't do a fine thing without having seen fine examples."
- William Morris Hunt
"I have a book coming out in September, for example, where the plot concerns counterfeiting, and I had to do a lot of research on that. Or on any legal matters, for example, I have to do a lot of research online."
- Evan Hunter
(Related: Legal, Example, Research)

"I'm not sure it's the stimulus money that will necessarily allow the economy to recover. It will help to fortify our budgets, frankly, to ensure that there isn't as much backsliding in the areas of education and healthcare, for example."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Education, Money, Budgets, Economy, Example, Healthcare, Help, Will)

"It really helps you to go through difficult situations by just thinking about it as being a big amount of work which you have to solve how to do. For example, I don't feel very inspired when I act, I just act. That's it."
- Isabelle Huppert
(Related: Work, Act, Being, Example, Thinking)

"No military timetable should compel war when a successful outcome, namely a disarmed Iraq may be feasible without war, for example by allowing more time to the UN inspectors."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: Time, War, Successful, Example, Iraq, May, Military)

"O God and Lord, now the council condemns even Your own act and Your own law as heresy, since You Yourself did lay Your cause before Your Father as the just judge, as an example for us, whenever we are sorely oppressed."
- Jan Hus
(Related: God, Father, Act, Cause, Example, Heresy, Law, Now)

"Jordan seeks to play only one role, that of a model state. It is our aim to set an example for our Arab brethren, not one that they need follow but one that will inspire them to seek a higher, happier destiny within their own borders."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Destiny, Example, Play, State, Will)

"Natural objects, for example, must be experienced before any theorizing about them can occur."
- Edmund Husserl
(Related: Example)

"For example, a breakthrough in better batteries could supplant hydrogen. Better solar cells could replace or win out in this race to the fuel of the future. Those, I see, as the three big competitors: hydrogen, solar cells and then better batteries."
- Bob Inglis
(Related: Example, Future, Race)

"Take the crocodile, for example, my favorite animal. There are 23 species. Seventeen of those species are rare or endangered. They're on the way out, no matter what anyone does or says, you know."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Example, Favorite)

"The mainstream media showed, for example, no blood and guts resulting from the 9/11 attacks."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: Blood, Example, Media)

"Maybe if I could ever be a successful comedian then I could be an example that Christians can also have fun."
- Victoria Jackson
(Related: Successful, Example, Fun)

"For example, the opposition between acute and grave phonemes has the capacity to suggest an image of bright and dark, of pointed and rounded, of thin and thick, of light and heavy, etc."
- Roman Jakobson
(Related: Example, Grave, Light, Opposition)

"My training in music and composition then led me to a kind of musical language process in which, for example, the sound of the words I play with has to expose their true meaning against their will so to speak."
- Elfriede Jelinek
(Related: Music, Example, Language, Meaning, Play, Sound, Training, Will, Words)

"New ideas should confront old ideas. We must refer to the example of Europe. People have fought to make Europe what it is today. Freedom is not something that is served up on a plate."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: People, Ideas, Europe, Example, Freedom, Old, Today)

"The word of God is full of sad and grave counsel, full of the knowledge of God, of examples of virtues, and of correction of vices, of the end of this life, and of the life to come."
- John Jewel
(Related: Life, God, Knowledge, Correction, End, Grave, Vices, Word)

"Raising a small child as a woman while travelling 10 months out of the year would, I believe, be something I would not be able or even want to do, although with the amazing example of Leila, I am no longer so sure."
- Lara St. John
(Related: Example, Months, Want, Woman)

"A good example of how it must have been is today's world of conducting, which is still utterly dominated by men, and the prejudice the few female conductors have to battle even today is astounding."
- Lara St. John
(Related: Men, Battle, Example, Prejudice, Today, World)

"I do what I can to make young people understand that drugs can destroy their lives. I'm the perfect example of what people can accomplish when they have regained a sane body and spirit."
- Don Johnson
(Related: People, Body, Drugs, Example, Spirit)

"According to the scientific naturalist version of cosmic history, nature is a permanently closed system of material effects that can never be influenced by something from outside - like God, for example."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: Nature, History, God, Example)

"We call ourselves public servants but I'll tell you this: we as public servants must set an example for the rest of the nation. It is hypocritical for the public official to admonish and exhort the people to uphold the common good."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: People, Example, Nation, Public, Rest)

"And then you have the responsibility and the duty of being good examples to youngsters, not smoke, training hard, go to bed early, don't drink alcohol, don't take drugs, it's very important to have a policy for educating against doping."
- Alberto Juantorena
(Related: Policy, Alcohol, Bed, Being, Drugs, Duty, Responsibility, Training)

"I condemn what happened in Madrid, but it is suspicious. If tomorrow there will be another bombing, in France for example, who will gain power? Of course not Jacques Chirac, but Le Pen."
- Walid Jumblatt
(Related: Power, Example, France, Gain, Pen, Tomorrow, Will)

"My parents kept the best aspects of the Asian culture, and they Americanized the family. My mother was a great example for me. She was a working mother with a good career."
- Andrea Jung
(Related: Family, Mother, Career, Culture, Example, Parents)

"I ask every Communist individually to set an example, by deeds and without pretense, a real example worthy of a man and a Communist, in restoring order, starting normal life, in resuming work and production, and in laying the foundations of an ordered life."
- Janos Kadar
(Related: Life, Work, Deeds, Example, Man, Order, Production)

"If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example. I have to do so for all the Ikea employees."
- Ingvar Kamprad
(Related: Leadership, Employees, Example)

"Cloning represents a very clear, powerful, and immediate example in which we are in danger of turning procreation into manufacture."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Danger, Example)

"I would hope we would begin a series of projects that would do more to bring the different parts of the university together in the study of Asia, for example, in the study of the professions in Asia."
- William Kirby
(Related: Hope, Example, Projects, Study, University)

"So, anything that avoids a conflict that could draw in, unhappily again, outside powers such as the United States or revisit, for example, Japan's interests in the Taiwan area would be the last thing that anyone would want."
- William Kirby
(Related: Conflict, Example, states, United, Want)

"Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age."
- Paul Klee
(Related: Age, Wisdom, Ability, Children, Corruption)

"For example, the philosophers who were interested in logic were probably rather logical for mathematicians. But the ASL got us together, so we could talk to each other and publish in the same journal."
- Stephen Cole Kleene
(Related: Example, Logic, Mathematicians, Talk)

"Sure I should have been at the Fifa workshop for example, but I had personal reasons for not being there and looking back saying that it was a mistake for me not being there I would take the same decision because the personal situation has higher priority than a workshop."
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Related: Mistake, Decision, Being, Example, Saying)

"In Fargo, they say, well, that's a job. How well do you get paid? For example, for this book I was written about in Entertainment Weekly, and it was kind of cool because my mom asked me if Entertainment Weekly was a magazine or a newspaper."
- Chuck Klosterman
(Related: Mom, Entertainment, Example, Job)

"The manuals we got from IBM would show examples of programs and I knew I could do a heck of a lot better than that. So I thought I might have some talent."
- Donald Knuth
(Related: Talent, Thought)

"When I speak of the beauty of a game of chess, then naturally this is subjective. Beauty can be found in a very technical, mathematical game for example. That is the beauty of clarity."
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Related: Beauty, Chess, Clarity, Example)

"If we can just take a few companies, and use those as models, as examples, to show the rest of corporate America how they can become more competitive, that's what I'd like to do and that's what I hope to do."
- Henry Kravis
(Related: Hope, America, Corporate, Rest)

"The film was made in 1973. It was a golden time for people to experiment without risking, for example, AIDS. Today one has to be so much more careful and I don't think a character like that could exist now."
- Sylvia Kristel
(Related: Time, People, Character, Example, Film, Now, Today)

"In general President Obama's policies have been very, very skewed and very, very extreme. Like on healthcare for example, I don't think that trying to ram healthcare through was a smart idea politically, because he wasted a lot of capital and now he doesn't have any of that same capital with even his own party that he used to have."
- Jonathan Krohn
(Related: Idea, Example, Extreme, Healthcare, Now, Party, President, Trying)

"I've tried to handle winning well, so that maybe we'll win again, but I've also tried to handle failure well. If those serve as good examples for teachers and kids, then I hope that would be a contribution I have made to sport. Not just basketball, but to sport."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Failure, Hope, Winning, Basketball, Kids, Teachers)

"It would be hard to find a more compelling example of the American dream than Alberto Gonzales."
- Jon Kyl
(Related: Dream, American, Example)

"Students of American glass must always keep in mind that the creations they collect are truly examples of our American culture... and thus have historical significance."
- James Lafferty
(Related: American, Culture, Mind, Students)

"The classical example of a successful research programme is Newton's gravitational theory: possibly the most successful research programme ever."
- Imre Lakatos
(Related: Successful, Example, Research)

"When a child grows up without a father, there is an empty place where someone must stand, providing an example of character and confidence."
- Steve Largent
(Related: Father, Character, Confidence, Example)

"For example, in Malay, there are pronunciations that are similar to Chinese."
- Andy Lau
(Related: Example)

"For in 1900 all electromagnetic radiation of longer wavelengths was already known at least to the extent that one could not seek in it the more striking characteristics of X-rays such as, for example, the strong penetrating power."
- Max von Laue
(Related: Power, Example)

"Sometimes string figures were used to illustrate stories, as in the case of an Eskimo example that depicts a man catching a salmon. Sometimes they had magic or religious significance."
- Louis Leakey
(Related: Example, Magic, Man, Religious)

"I always give the example, if you turn on the radio today, black radio, Lenny Kravitz is not black. Bob Marley wasn't black: in the beginning, only white college stations played Bob Marley."
- Spike Lee
(Related: Beginning, College, Example, Today)

"It's very satisfying to promote science and education and see good results. Setting a good example for young people, being a role model, is very important for me."
- Yuan T. Lee
(Related: Education, Science, People, Being, Example, Results)

"It's a very telling thing when you have children. You have to be there for them, you've got to set an example, when you're not sure what your example is, and anyway the world is changing so fast you don't know what is appropriate anymore."
- Annie Lennox
(Related: Children, Example, World)

"I grew up with an artist father, and my parents' friends were also mainly artists or writers, so he connects what I do with his example."
- Jonathan Lethem
(Related: Father, Artist, Artists, Example, Friends, Parents, Writers)

"A lot of folks are still demanding more evidence before they actually consider Iraq a threat. For example, France wants more evidence. And you know I'm thinking, the last time France wanted more evidence they rolled right through Paris with the German flag."
- David Letterman
(Related: Time, Example, France, Iraq, Paris, Right, Thinking)

"You have to find the peace and patience within yourself to be a model and an example to others and not judge."
- Judith Light
(Related: Peace, Example, Patience)

"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
(Related: Work, Example, Violence)

"The UN Commission on Human Rights, whose membership in recent years has included countries - such as Libya and Sudan - which have deplorable human rights records, and the recent Oil-for-Food scandal, are just a few examples of why reform is so imperative."
- John Linder
(Related: Countries, Rights, Human rights, Oil, Reform, Scandal, Years)

"The hydrogen powered car, with its high fuel mileage and zero emission rate, is just one example of the products under development that will help increase our energy independence."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Car, Development, Energy, Example, Independence, Help, Will)

"If I were to ask you for example right now to go back with me and define those moments in your life that shaped you as a person and you began to reexamine them, something would happen."
- James Lipton
(Related: Life, Example, Moments, Now, Right)

"I've helped people get rid of headaches by placing my hand on their forehead, and backaches by placing my hand on their back. It's a powerful example of love that really works."
- Shelley Long
(Related: Love, People, Example)

"But it is true that sometimes an enveloping darkness aids one to clearer vision; as in a panorama building, for example, where the obscurity about the entrance prepares one better for the climax, and gives the scene depicted a more real and vivid appearance."
- Pierre Loti
(Related: Vision, Appearance, Building, Darkness, Example, Obscurity)

"Where one person shapes their life by precept and example, there are a thousand who have shaped it by impulse and circumstances."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Life, Circumstances, Example)

"You have to check out 'March of the Penguins'. Penguins are the really ideal example of monogamy."
- Rich Lowry
(Related: Example)

"Republicans use think tanks to come up with a lot of their messages. The think tanks are the single worst, most undisciplined example of communication I've ever seen."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Communication, Example, Republicans)

"A major fault, for example, is the fact that, along with the materialist principle, Darwin introduced into his theory of evolution reactionary Malthusian ideas."
- Trofim Lysenko
(Related: Ideas, Evolution, Example, Fact, Fault, Theory)

"A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Life, Men, Example, First, Influence, Man, Principles)

"It doesn't work that way, you know, because most parts that you think you'd do well, most other people don't. So they offer you something - The Avengers is a good example... I fitted into that because I came from that sort of background. It's not even acting."
- Patrick Macnee
(Related: Work, People, Acting, Example)

"The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world."
- James Madison
(Related: Hope, Constitution, Example, Liberty, states, Wonder, World)

"And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in showing that religion and Government will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together."
- James Madison
(Related: Government, Religion, Doubt, Example, Past, Purity, Succeed, Will)

"I think the greatest way to learn is to learn by someone's example."
- Tobey Maguire
(Related: Example)

"A lot of victims, for example, have become addicted to alcohol and drugs. It seems to me that the church's healing ministry is going to be enhanced through this in much broader strokes. That's good, it's all positive."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: Positive, Church, Alcohol, Drugs, Example, Healing, Victims)

"It is a good idea to know which publishers publish which stories. For example, there is no sense in sending a picture book text to a publisher who does not publish picture books."
- Margaret Mahy
(Related: Idea, Books, Example, Sense)

"A sovereign's great example forms a people; the public breast is noble or vile as he inspires it."
- David Mallet
(Related: People, Example, Public)

"It's funny, because my last record was a lot about isolation and people living in separate worlds that other people can't even understand, which drug addiction is the perfect negative example of."
- Aimee Mann
(Related: Funny, People, Negative, Addiction, Example, Isolation, Living)

"Firstly the cars aren't too complicated. They have no traction control, for example, which means you can spin if you try too hard and damage your tires if you're not careful with your driving style."
- Nigel Mansell
(Related: Control, Driving, Example, Style)

"I've lived my life in a way that I feel would be an example to young women and I've always given my best in everything I've tried."
- Cindy Margolis
(Related: Life, Women, Example)

"For example, the first time McDonald's put a deaf person in a commercial they saw a jump in sales. I think that happens with other kinds of disabilities and products and that is something that is being realized more and more."
- Richard Masur
(Related: Time, Being, Example, First, Sales)

"Most of the tasks we do are for humans. For example, a tax calculation is counting numbers so the government can pull money out from my wallet, but government consists of humans."
- Yukihiro Matsumoto
(Related: Government, Money, Example, Tax, Numbers)

"From the viewpoint of what you can do, therefore, languages do differ - but the differences are limited. For example, Python and Ruby provide almost the same power to the programmer."
- Yukihiro Matsumoto
(Related: Power, Example)

"I have the capacity of being more wicked than any example that man could set me."
- James C. Maxwell
(Related: Being, Example, Man)

"South Africa was to evolve into the most pernicious example of the criminal practise of colonial and white minority domination."
- Thabo Mbeki
(Related: Example, Minority)

"I know many Catholics love God with all their heart. I have genuine respect for anyone who truly has given their life to Christ. We read about Mother Teresa and what a wonderful example she was."
- Bill McCartney
(Related: Life, Love, Mother, God, Heart, Christ, Example, Respect)

"And understand that scarce spectrum is used today for example for cell phone operators, they have to pay for the airwaves they use, for their services."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Example, Today)

"I think children learn from example. I don't believe in raising them in an authoritative atmosphere."
- Kent McCord
(Related: Children, Example)

"I think the players, I put in the book for example that we should go back to wood rackets, probably they laughed at me, I'm a dinosaur, but I think that you see these great players, have even more variety and you see more strategy, there'd be more subtlety."
- John McEnroe
(Related: Strategy, Example, Variety, Wood)

"Part of our responsibility as parents, as adults, is to set examples for children. But we have to like children in order to be really happy fulfilled adults."
- Bobby McFerrin
(Related: Children, Order, Parents, Responsibility)

"For example, it's only about 20 years ago the people in that community would have got telephone lines, and it would be only about in the 1950s that electricity came to that part of the world. Television wouldn't have come till 1970."
- John McGahern
(Related: People, Community, Electricity, Example, Television, World, Years)

"That's all a man can hope for during his lifetime - to set an example - and when he is dead, to be an inspiration for history."
- William McKinley
(Related: History, Inspiration, Hope, Example, Man)

"Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or ill it teaches the whole people by its example."
- Timothy McVeigh
(Related: Government, People, Example)

"I think Chris Rock at the Oscars was a great example. I thought that was intellectually hilarious. The Gap starts a war with Banana Republic... That to me was funny."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Funny, War, Thought, Example)

"We must expect the discovery of many as yet unknown elements-for example, elements analogous to aluminum and silicon- whose atomic weight would be between 65 and 75."
- Dmitri Mendeleev
(Related: Discovery, Example, Weight)

"A man may be a tough, concentrated, successful money-maker and never contribute to his country anything more than a horrible example."
- Robert Menzies
(Related: Money, Successful, Country, Example, Man, May)

"Personally, I think that for example the chemical directive in its present form does too much damage to the chemical industry - especially the medium sized businesses - and will hurt our worldwide competitiveness."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Example, Hurt, Present, Will)

"I feel sorry sometimes for these sportsmen and women who put in just as much effort as the footballers. For example, athletes train at least as hard as footballers but have to be happy if they can earn enough to finance a decent education."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Education, Finance, Women, Athletes, Effort, Example)

"There are certain things that are inherently scarce. For example, there is only a certain amount of beachfront property in California. It is going to be scarce, it is going to be expensive."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Example, Property)

"On the contrary, if they are treated with justice and humanity, proper example and the advantages of education given them, the coming years will be as bright and prosperous to the unfortunate race as the past has been dark and painful."
- Nelson A. Miles
(Related: Education, Example, Humanity, Justice, Past, Race, Will, Years)

"Example moves the world more than doctrine. The great exemplars are the poets of action, and it makes little difference whether they be forces for good or forces for evil."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Action, Difference, Doctrine, Evil, Example, Poets, World)

"Major religions are examples of 'noble lies' aimed at uplifting human stature."
- Jack Miller
(Related: Lies)

"Social Security, for example - I'm 43. I've paid into the system. You know what? That money has been stolen from me. I know that my parents who are on Social Security - they've got to continue to receive it. They're dependent on it. It is their primary source of income."
- Joe Miller
(Related: Money, Example, Income, Parents, Security)

"I don't like people who take drugs... Customs men for example."
- Mick Miller
(Related: Men, People, Drugs, Example)

"My father influenced by his very life, his very example and the environment that I was brought up in. But, he did not encourage or discourage any of us. He let us make up our own minds."
- Juliet Mills
(Related: Life, Father, Environment, Example)

"I thought maybe, just by never preaching, never doing any of that stuff because it doesn't work. By just maybe the power of example and some laughs, maybe somebody might go take a walk."
- Liza Minnelli
(Related: Power, Work, Thought, Example, Preaching)

"Societies need rules that make no sense for individuals. For example, it makes no difference whether a single car drives on the left or on the right. But it makes all the difference when there are many cars!"
- Marvin Minsky
(Related: Car, Difference, Example, Right, Rules, Sense)

"If you take 2001: A Space Odyssey as an example of somebody who creates a new language in film by what he was able to accomplish with art direction, photography, lighting, etc., it is still a gold standard for science fiction."
- Matthew Modine
(Related: Art, Science, Direction, Example, Fiction, Film, Gold, Language, Photography, Space)

"For example, Michael Mann's film Collateral - there is certain kinds of stories that lend themselves to digital photography. Some things are very raw stories that digital photography kind of lends itself to."
- Matthew Modine
(Related: Example, Film, Photography)

"If we look to the history of other nations, ancient or modern, we find no example of a growth so rapid, so gigantic, of a people so prosperous and happy."
- James Monroe
(Related: History, People, Growth, Example, Nations)

"A good example is far better than a good precept."
- Dwight L. Moody
(Related: Example)

"When prose gets too stylized and out of control - and Stein is sometimes a good example - when you don't know what the hell is going on, then it's kind of boring."
- Rick Moody
(Related: Control, Example, Hell, Prose)

"Of course, Marxism is an example of what Carl Popper would have called a 'World Three' structure, in that it's got immense power as an idea, but you couldn't actually hold up anything in the world and say: 'this is Marxism'."
- Alan Moore
(Related: Power, Idea, Example, Marxism, World)

"Art led the way for me to recover. He got out of prison before me and started traveling all over the world before I did. He showed me by example that it could be done, and I'll always love him for that."
- Frank Morgan
(Related: Art, Love, Example, Prison, Traveling, World)

"Maybe the example of Southern fiction writing has been so powerful that Southern poets have sort of keyed themselves to that."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Example, Fiction, Poets, Writing)

"For example, the Prime Minister earlier this year talked about the importance of the Arctic to our future. He's right. A hundred years from now, the strength of Canada is going to be coming from our resources in the Arctic."
- Brian Mulroney
(Related: Strength, Canada, Example, Future, Importance, Now, Right, Years)

"In motivating people, you've got to engage their minds and their hearts. I motivate people, I hope, by example - and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved."
- Rupert Murdoch
(Related: People, Ideas, Hope, Example, Excitement)

"Was Islam spread by them through force and coercion? No. They preached Islam by personal example."
- Pervez Musharraf
(Related: Islam, Example, Force)

"Now, a lot of what we are doing right now, quite frankly, is because of what happened on Christmas. Many of the things were kind of in the works. We were already planning, for example, the purchase and deployment of advanced imaging technology. You call them body scanners. We call them AITs (Advanced Imaging Technologies)."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: Technology, Body, Christmas, Example, Now, Planning, Right)

"North Eurasia is one of the best examples of religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence of Islam and Christianity. This is a rare thing in today's world, even in its most liberal parts."
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
(Related: Christianity, Islam, Liberal, Religious, Today, Tolerance, World)

"It seems to be that when these communist regimes take over - if you look at the example of Vietnam or Cambodia or Nicaragua - that even in conditions of peace they don't seem to be able to figure out how to support their people, and the human suffering is enormous."
- John Negroponte
(Related: Peace, People, Example, Suffering, Support, Vietnam)

"Songs like the Buck Owens tune, for example, are very simple and straightforward, and recording it really gave me a chance to get into and get a sense of Buck's personality, a feel for that whole Bakersfield sound."
- Juice Newton
(Related: Chance, Example, Personality, Sense, Songs, Sound)

"And when it is done, we ought to follow the example by disarming ourselves."
- George William Norris
(Related: Example)

"On the road to equality there is no better place for blacks to detour around American values than in forgoing its example in the treatment of its women and the organization of its family."
- Eleanor Holmes Norton
(Related: Equality, Family, Women, Values, American, Example, Road, Treatment)

"Examples one finds in the philosophical literature are somebody who's seen the trial of a child of theirs, where they're being proved guilty of some crime that would drive the parent into a depression, maybe a suicidal depression."
- Robert Nozick
(Related: Being, Crime, Depression, Literature)

"There is always some universal proportion, but along with that there are some places where special things happen. Ireland, for example. I've always felt it's interesting to play there. Maybe they just drink more than anybody else."
- Ed O'Brien
(Related: Example, Ireland, Play)

"I was captain and should have set the example. I would lift a minimum of weights. Mine was natural physical strength. I always thought quickness and agility were much more important."
- Merlin Olsen
(Related: Thought, Strength, Example)

"I'm very much a lead by example person."
- Alexandra Paul
(Related: Example)

"Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Example, Force, Ideals)

"Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Politics, Society, America, Example, Radical, Responsibility, World)

"A nobler example, because a less personal one, of the pinch of poverty, is when it prevents the accomplishment of some cherished scheme for the benefit of the human race."
- James Payn
(Related: Accomplishment, Example, Poverty, Race)

"I could not understand why Meryl Streep, for example, is allowed to work while pregnant and I'm not."
- Robin Wright Penn
(Related: Work, Example)

"Few governments in the world, for example, praise human rights more ardently than does the government of France, and few have a worse record of supporting tyrants and killers."
- Richard Perle
(Related: Government, Example, France, Rights, Human rights, Praise, World)

"Everyone is bound to bear patiently the results of his own example."
- Phaedrus
(Related: Example, Results)

"The connections I draw between human nature and political systems in my new book, for example, were prefigured in the debates during the Enlightenment and during the framing of the American Constitution."
- Steven Pinker
(Related: Nature, American, Constitution, Example, Human nature)

"We could not, for example, arrive at a principle like that of entropy without introducing some additional principle, such as randomness, to this topography."
- Michael Polanyi
(Related: Example)

"For example, a man who might not have enormous charisma, who could be president 40 years ago, and who was a deserving president, I don't know that George Washington would be a president today, I don't know that Abe Lincoln would, I don't know that Roosevelt would."
- Sydney Pollack
(Related: Charisma, Example, Man, President, Today, Washington, Years)

"Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Time, Men, Example, Fact, Fools, Old, Praise, Youth)

"Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Dogs, Fidelity, Friends)

"There is no teaching to compare with example."
- Robert Powell
(Related: Example, Teaching)

"Our scientific age demands that we provide definitions, measurements, and statistics in order to be taken seriously. Yet most of the important things in life cannot be precisely defined or measured. Can we define or measure love, beauty, friendship, or decency, for example?"
- Dennis Prager
(Related: Age, Life, Beauty, Friendship, Love, Decency, Example, Measure, Order, Statistics)

"I've tried to lead a straight, clean life, not set any kind of a bad example."
- Elvis Presley
(Related: Life, Example)

"Europeans know the importance of the Resistance; it has been the shining example of the modern conscience."
- Salvatore Quasimodo
(Related: Conscience, Example, Importance)

"The familiar material objects may not be all that is real, but they are admirable examples."
- Willard Van Orman Quine
(Related: May)

"Goodwill can be indicated in various ways. I raised that particular example because at that time I was in charge. Today, I'm not in a position to present other possibilities."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Time, Example, Goodwill, Possibilities, Present, Today)

"A quick example of that is a woman who said she'd been healed of throat cancer where the faith healer admitted he touched her on the forehead."
- James Randi
(Related: Faith, Cancer, Example, Quick, Woman)

"What we have achieved is a good example of how the right policies deliver."
- Rodrigo Rato
(Related: Example, Right)

"Sport is a wonderful metaphor for life. Of all the sports that I played - skiing, baseball, fishing - there is no greater example than golf, because you're playing against yourself and nature."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Nature, Sports, Life, Baseball, Example, Fishing, Golf, Metaphor)

"We've been working our tail off and lead by that example."
- Ed Rendell
(Related: Example)

"For example, colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Every four minutes someone is diagnosed, and every nine minutes someone dies."
- Kevin Richardson
(Related: Death, Cancer, Cause, Example, Leading, states, United)

"For example, some stars put out large amounts of energy in the infrared part of the spectrum, so that this can produce a different relative magnitude rating than using light energy from the middle of the spectrum."
- Charles Francis Richter
(Related: Energy, Example, Light, Stars)

"This is perhaps the most profound meaning of the book of Job, the best example of wisdom."
- Paul Ricoeur
(Related: Wisdom, Example, Job, Meaning)

"You can eliminate, for example, a Brazil nut gene if you know that it will create an allergenic effect."
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: Brazil, Effect, Example, Will)

"I cite in my book countless examples of the foundational documents of the colonial period in America and the writings of the leaders, that this was intended to be a Christian nation."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Christian, America, Leaders, Nation)

"Furthermore, the Latin American nuclear-weapon free zone which is now nearing completion has become in several respects an example which, notwithstanding the different characteristics of each region, is rich in inspiration."
- Alfonso G. Robles
(Related: Inspiration, American, Completion, Example, Now, Zone)

"Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Advice, Example, Man, Old)

"Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Love, People, Advice, Example, Old)

"Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to give bad examples."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Men, Advice, Giving, Old)

"Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil which does not produce its like."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Evil, Example, Nothing)

"The NBA's chosen ones think I'm setting a bad example? I think they need to look around and stop taking themselves so seriously."
- Dennis Rodman
(Related: Example)

"You cannot have companies where many of the largest ones lose money indefinitely without someone finally waving the white flag, and IBM is the most recent example of that."
- Kevin Rollins
(Related: Money, Example)

"There have been many great musicians that, Clifford Brown is one great example, I mean he died very early, 25."
- Sonny Rollins
(Related: Example, Musicians)

"Let's take flight simulation as an example. If you're trying to train a pilot, you can simulate almost the whole course. You don't have to get in an airplane until late in the process."
- Roy Romer
(Related: Example, Trying)

"I'm living by example by continuing on with my career and having a full, rich life, and I am incidentally gay."
- Portia de Rossi
(Related: Life, Career, Example, Gay, Living)

"In my daily work, I work on very large, complex, distributed systems built out of many Python modules and packages. The focus is very similar to what you find, for example, in Java and, in general, in systems programming languages."
- Guido van Rossum
(Related: Work, Example, Focus, Programming)

"But in my own particular case, there was something that happened when I became a mother. Whenever in the news I saw an example of a child being abused or mistreated, my response went from being appalled to being physically revolted."
- Mercedes Ruehl
(Related: Mother, Being, Example, News)

"Olympism is a philosophy which, by blending sport with culture, seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal ethical principles."
- Juan Antonio Samaranch
(Related: Life, Culture, Effort, Example, Joy, Philosophy, Principles, Respect, Value)

"You're a good example of why some animals eat their young."
- Jim Samuels
(Related: Animals, Example)

"I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example. My father wasn't perfect."
- Adam Sandler
(Related: Father, Example, Speech)

"These examples of the lack of simplicity in English and French, all appearances to the contrary, could be multiplied almost without limit and apply to all national languages."
- Edward Sapir
(Related: English, Simplicity)

"For example, I spent a lot of time with Reagan, both before he ran for governor and when he was running for president. As a print reporter without the cameras, I was able to really test the quality of their minds and their knowledge base."
- Robert Scheer
(Related: Time, Quality, Knowledge, Example, President, Running)

"I did have fun, for example, in The Black Hole which was very popular among youngsters."
- Maximilian Schell
(Related: Example, Fun, Popular)

"We can no longer apply the classic criteria to clearly determine whether and when we should use military force. We are waging war in Afghanistan, for example, but it's an asymmetrical war where the enemies are criminals instead of soldiers."
- Otto Schily
(Related: War, Afghanistan, Enemies, Example, Force, Military, Soldiers)

"Procedures outside the stadiums and in the parking areas still need to be optimized, for example so that emergency medical services can leave the grounds on their way to the hospital faster."
- Otto Schily
(Related: Medical, Example)

"When something hasn't been around much for a while, and one example of it turns up and catches people's eyes, they go looking for more like it - until they get tired of it again."
- Stanley Schmidt
(Related: People, Example, Eyes)

"I think the international appeal of SF is quite understandable since the kinds of people who like to read it, are, by the nature of the beast, interested in other cultures, of which other nations on Earth are the closest available example."
- Stanley Schmidt
(Related: Nature, People, Earth, Example, Nations)

"Salt is a preservative. It really holds flavor. For example, if you chop up some fresh herbs, or even just garlic, the salt will extract the moisture and preserve the flavor."
- Sally Schneider
(Related: Example, Will)

"The fact is that it is reasonable for us to say that there is going to be an emergency that happens in this country that we cannot budget for. Katrina is an example."
- Allyson Schwartz
(Related: Country, Example, Fact)

"Example is leadership."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Leadership, Example)

"Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Example)

"Another example of the educational inequality is the current debate over publicly financed school vouchers which will provide educational opportunities to a privileged handful, but deprive public schools of desperately needed resources."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Debate, Example, Inequality, Public, School, Schools, Will)

"Our tools are extensions of our purposes, and so we find it natural to make metaphorical attributions of intentionality to them; but I take it no philosophical ice is cut by such examples."
- John Searle
(Related: Tools)

"I'm a classic example of all humorists - only funny when I'm working."
- Peter Sellers
(Related: Funny, Example)

"Several professional athletes have wrongly taught many young Americans by example that the only way to succeed in sports is to take steroids."
- Jim Sensenbrenner
(Related: Sports, Americans, Athletes, Example, Succeed)

"It is essential that we put an end to steroid abuse and set a better example for aspiring young athletes to follow, so that some day, when they make it in the All Star Game, it will be because of their own natural talents, and not because of a performance enhancing product."
- Jim Sensenbrenner
(Related: Performance, Abuse, Athletes, Day, End, Example, Will)

"I think the greatest photographers are the amateur photographers who do it because they love it. Arnold Newman is a good example; he is a consummate professional, but he's also an 'amateur' in the pure sense of the word."
- John Sexton
(Related: Love, Example, Sense, Word)

"For example, in my own State of Arizona, an Israeli scientist is working with an Arizona company on a demonstration project involving a very fast-growing algae which can be used to power a biomass energy plan."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Power, Company, Energy, Example, Project, State)

"A great tennis career is something that a 15-year-old normally doesn't have. I hope my example helps other teens believe they can accomplish things they never thought possible."
- Maria Sharapova
(Related: Thought, Hope, Career, Example, Tennis)

"If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Children, Example)

"In America, we have the feeling of the doomed young artist. Fitzgerald was the great example of that."
- Irwin Shaw
(Related: America, Artist, Example, Feeling)

"I like to think that I have no single view nor any single situation that I think things arrive from. I try to give examples of what I think are interesting questions for me."
- Robert Sheckley
(Related: Questions)

"But again, we, I think, over the years have set the example for a lot of nations that may not have had the same values, the same type of coming out of the same culture that we as Americans have and enjoy. But we can be an example, a role model for them."
- Hugh Shelton
(Related: Values, Americans, Culture, Example, May, Nations, Years)

"In the 2004 presidential election, we saw a wonderful example of citizens making contributions. In fact, individual giving to both the Kerry and Bush campaigns was the highest in our nation's history."
- Mark Shields
(Related: History, Example, Fact, Giving, Nation)

"If you try to do that in pop music - to play only rare show tunes, for example - people don't come."
- Bobby Short
(Related: Music, People, Example, Play)

"The most important role models should and could be parents and teachers. But that said, once you're a teenager you've probably gotten as much of an example from your parents as you're going to."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Example, Parents, Teachers)

"I don't know any other way to lead but by example."
- Don Shula
(Related: Example)

"Watching the completed version of The Two Towers for example, I was very conscious of scenes - sometimes whole sequences - that I had seen being filmed or edited but which hadn't made it into the final cut."
- Brian Sibley
(Related: Being, Example)

"One of them, for example, which will probably haunt me more than any other is the problem of communication."
- Georges Simenon
(Related: Communication, Example, Will)

"Now we do have many examples of transitional sequences."
- George G. Simpson
(Related: Now)

"I'll give you an example. Henry, the old black guy who cooks the corn bread, he worked on the railroads for about 20 years so he knows how to lay and build track."
- Marc Singer
(Related: Example, Old, Years)

"To my mind, the best SF addresses itself to problems of the here and now, or even to problems which have never been solved and never will be solved - I'm thinking of Philip K. Dick's work here, dealing with questions of reality, for example."
- John Sladek
(Related: Work, Example, Mind, Now, Problems, Questions, Reality, Thinking, Will)

"It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done."
- Samuel Smiles
(Related: Men, Mistake, Success, Failure, Advice, Example, Study, Succeed)

"My personal assessment is that Dr. King is the greatest American we have ever produced. I can argue for Lincoln, I can argue for FDR, but for my money, King is the greatest American we have ever produced. His only weapon was love. He transforms a nation, transforms the world with one weapon and that of course being again the weapon of love. So that for me, King is the quintessential example of everything that I could ever want to be in my lifetime."
- Tavis Smiley
(Related: Love, Money, American, Being, Example, Nation, Want, World)

"The most powerful moral influence is example."
- Huston Smith
(Related: Example, Influence)

"I am continually embarrassed by people who point me out as an example of what can be done without training."
- Kate Smith
(Related: People, Example, Training)

"There was a lot of protest after Bravo, from countries like India, for example. India was the first country which came forward and proposed at the United Nations that all of these nuclear tests should be stopped, that there should be a complete ban on nuclear testing."
- Martha Smith
(Related: Countries, Country, Example, First, Nations, Protest, Testing, Tests, United)

"We are apt to forget that children watch examples better than they listen to preaching."
- Roy L. Smith
(Related: Children, Forget, Preaching)

"Unfortunately, our history has abundant examples of patriotism being used to hurt those who express views in disagreement with that of the majority."
- Vic Snyder
(Related: History, Patriotism, Being, Hurt, Majority)

"It is curious to reflect, for example, upon the remarkable legend of the Philosopher's Stone, one of the oldest and most universal beliefs, the origin of which, however far back we penetrate into the records of the past, we do not probably trace its real source."
- Frederick Soddy
(Related: Beliefs, Example, Past, Remarkable)

"For example, computer defends well, but for humans its is harder to defend than attack, particularly with the modern time control."
- Boris Spassky
(Related: Time, Control, Computer, Example)

"I like meeting all my fans and signing autographs, although it can all get a bit crazy. Yesterday, for example, a boy just came over and planted a big kiss on my face! I was like, 'Hello?'"
- Britney Spears
(Related: Kiss, Example, Fans, Meeting, Yesterday)

"Everything has a sort of double meaning for me, there's the ordinary everyday meaning of things, and the imaginary meaning about it all, and I wanted to bring these things together, and in this first big Resurrection of mine you have a good example of this sort of thing."
- Stanley Spencer
(Related: Example, First, Meaning)

"So, for example, if a child is labeled as having a learning disability, it has very concrete consequences for the kinds of services and potentially accommodations that child will get."
- Robert Sternberg
(Related: Consequences, Disability, Example, Learning, Will)

"For example, I wouldn't hesitate to sit somebody down if he wasn't performing, even if he was the No. 1 player in the world. I've been sat down before."
- Payne Stewart
(Related: Example, World)

"I want to get old gracefully. I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and be an example to my children."
- Sting
(Related: Children, Example, Old, Want)

"Ted Turner is still a leader. And he sets a great example. His ability financially has been reduced, but his influence and his example still is an important asset to the whole environmental movement."
- Maurice Strong
(Related: Environmental, Leader, Ability, Example, Influence)

"Why would Senator Allen want to oppose saving money for the state? It's simply another example of Republicans fighting the governor tooth and nail against any measure where she might be able to turn the state's budget around."
- Bart Stupak
(Related: Money, Example, Fighting, Measure, Republicans, State, Want)

"One of the greatest objections which families have to New South Wales, is their apprehension of the moral effects that are likely to overwhelm them by bad example, and for which no success in life could compensate."
- Charles Sturt
(Related: Life, Success, Example)

"My own early crusade for same-sex marriage, for example, is now mainstream gay politics. It wasn't when I started."
- Andrew Sullivan
(Related: Marriage, Politics, Example, Gay, Now)

"Much as I cared for Joseph Kennedy, he was a classic example of that person in the arts with lots of brains and drive but little taste or talent."
- Gloria Swanson
(Related: Talent, Example, Taste)

"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."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Company, Example, Flattery, Manners, Nothing, Rest)

"An intellectual is going to have doubts, for example, about a fundamentalist religious doctrine that admits no doubt, about an imposed political system that allows no doubt, about a perfect aesthetic that has no room for doubt."
- Antonio Tabucchi
(Related: Doctrine, Doubt, Example, Religious)

"For example, many colleges in their writing programs teach some of my work."
- Gay Talese
(Related: Work, Example, Writing)

"I'm a survivor - a living example of what people can go through and survive."
- Elizabeth Taylor
(Related: People, Example, Living)

"You can't tell them anything, but hopefully they will learn from the example and won't have to go through it."
- Lawrence Taylor
(Related: Example, Will)

"You can't substitute promise after promise with known violators of prior promises at the expense of protecting ourselves or setting an example."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: Example, Promise, Promises)

"For example, lead paint in old houses can be a greater threat to children's health than lead that may be under some industrial site where there are no children."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: Health, Children, Example, Houses, May, Old)

"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
(Related: Life, Power, Advice, Example, Help, Old, World)

"History is Philosophy teaching by examples."
- Thucydides
(Related: History, Philosophy, Teaching)

"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."
- James Thurber
(Related: Women, Example, Months, Trouble, Years)

"Whether the ice caps melt, or expand - whatever happens - the anthropogenic global warming theorists claim it confirms their theory. A perfect example of a pseudo-science like astrology."
- Frank Tipler
(Related: Astrology, Example, Global warming, Theory)

"How does a pansy, for example, select the ingredients from soil to get the right colors for the flower? Now there's a great miracle. I think there's a supreme power behind all of this. I see it in nature."
- Clyde Tombaugh
(Related: Nature, Power, Colors, Example, Now, Right)

"But what was interesting about what the Who did is that we took things which were happening in the pop genre and represent them to people so that they see them in a new way. I think the best example is Andy Warhol's work, the image of Marilyn Monroe or the Campbell's soup can."
- Pete Townshend
(Related: Work, People, Example)

"Crime is only the worst example, but it is a paradigm for other Labour policy disasters. No one tells the voters that crime is falling: let them stay scared senseless."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Policy, Crime, Disasters, Example)

"When I was younger, I was fascinated by David Bowie, for example. he had created an entire myth around himself. It was as important as his music."
- Lars von Trier
(Related: Music, Example, Myth)

"The myth that John Locke was the philosopher behind the American Republic, is easily refuted by examining how Locke's philosophy steered Thomas Jefferson, for example."
- Robert Trout
(Related: American, Example, Myth, Philosophy)

"Parents should be the most important examples for their children."
- Christy Turlington
(Related: Children, Parents)

"Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Example)

"As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself, it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain from smoking when awake."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Care, Example, Moderation, Smoking)

"English of course is your major tool, but it is not nearly so important as other aspects of writing for example you have to have some natural ability you can't buy it no one puts it there you're born with it."
- Leon Uris
(Related: Ability, English, Example, Writing)

"In our own time it has been seen... that simple children, roughly brought up in the wilderness, have begun to draw by themselves, impelled by their own natural genius, instructed solely by the example of these beautiful paintings and sculptures of Nature."
- Giorgio Vasari
(Related: Nature, Time, Genius, Children, Example, Wilderness)

"Some of us can be examples about going ahead and growing, and some of us, unfortunately, don't make it there, and end up being examples because they had to die. I hit rock bottom, but thank God my bottom wasn't death."
- Stevie Ray Vaughan
(Related: Death, God, Being, End)

"For example, I tend to personally reward myself for specific acts of exceptional discipline."
- Robert Vaughn
(Related: Discipline, Example, Reward)

"Coming back to the topic of computer security, the TCP Wrapper is an example of such a safety net. I wrote it when my systems were under attack by someone who appeared to walk through walls."
- Wietse Venema
(Related: Computer, Example, Safety, Security)

"So we knew their intentions were to strike in the United States. We also knew from other sources of dozens of examples of where the notion of using planes as weapons was discussed."
- Richard Ben Veniste
(Related: Intentions, states, United, Weapons)

"Of what use is the memory of facts, if not to serve as an example of good or of evil?"
- Alfred de Vigny
(Related: Evil, Example, Facts, Memory)

"France, for example, loves at the same time history and the drama, because the one explores the vast destinies of humanity, and the other the individual lot of man."
- Alfred de Vigny
(Related: History, Time, Drama, Example, France, Humanity)

"From my example learn to be just, and not to despise the gods."
- Virgil
(Related: Gods, Example)

"The feeling about a soldier is, when all is said and done, he wasn't really going to do very much with his life anyway. The example usually is: he wasn't going to compose Beethoven's Fifth."
- Kurt Vonnegut
(Related: Life, Example, Feeling)

"Today, lawyers are attacking more; they're attacking everything. A good example is the O.J. Simpson case."
- Joseph Wambaugh
(Related: Example, Lawyers, Today)

"For example, when my mother died, the people who showed up just to put an apron on to cook, people who really do the right thing, so to speak, as my momma would always say to show that they care, a sense of community that we've lost so much in our country."
- Sela Ward
(Related: Mother, People, Care, Community, Country, Example, Right, Sense)

"There's a clear example of resolve in this country to fight back."
- John Warner
(Related: Country, Example, Fight)

"Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe."
- George Washington
(Related: America, Day, Europe, Example, states, United, Will)

"Man is most happy, when his own actions are arguments and examples of his virtue."
- John Webster
(Related: Virtue, Actions, Arguments, Man)

"Well, there's that girl on the Internet - although this isn't an example of someone who doesn't know they're on - but there's a girl on the Internet who posts one photograph every two minutes from her bedroom."
- Peter Weir
(Related: Example, Internet)

"I hate the whole race. There is no believing a word they say, your professional poets, I mean there never existed a more worthless set than Byron and his friends for example."
- Arthur Wellesley
(Related: Example, Friends, Hate, Poets, Race, Word)

"Take opera for example - to go to the opera you have to dress up in a tuxedo and pay lots of money."
- Wim Wenders
(Related: Money, Dress, Example, Opera)

"Rebecca is an example of how not to manage men. The rules of the game never change, it requires subtlety."
- Mary Wesley
(Related: Change, Men, Example, Rules)

"But there are other things than dissipation that thicken the features. Tears, for example."
- Rebecca West
(Related: Example, Tears)

"I don't have space to enter into the examples or the history of this, so I'm left with having to make the bold statement that culture is extinct."
- Vivienne Westwood
(Related: History, Culture, Space)

"For example, I was discussing the use of email and how impersonal it can be, how people will now email someone across the room rather than go and talk to them. But I don't think this is laziness, I think it is a conscious decision people are making to save time."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Time, People, Decision, Example, Laziness, Now, Talk, Will)

"Probably the most visible example of unintended consequences, is what happens every time humans try to change the natural ecology of a place."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Change, Time, Consequences, Ecology, Example)

"I got to get the right people in the right job. Because a lot of costs can be taken out in the context of your administration without the legislature.For example, using technology to do more with less. Using technology to fight fraud. Reorganizing and streamlining can be done within the context of the administration."
- Meg Whitman
(Related: Technology, People, Example, Fight, Fraud, Job, Right)

"Talk about national interests: When we went in with Operation Iraqi Freedom, some of our allies, Turkey, for example, would not let us through. How much trouble did that cause us, because we were not able to go into Iraq through Turkey?"
- Roger Wicker
(Related: Cause, Example, Freedom, Iraq, Talk, Trouble, Turkey)

"I don't believe that recordings should sound radically better than the artist, I think that's dishonest. For example, I'm not a great singer but if I spent enough time tweaking my vocals, I could sound like one. But I don't, what you hear is pretty much what I sing."
- Malcolm Wilson
(Related: Time, Artist, Example, Pretty, Sound)

"This I regard as a classic example of my not being properly prepared for a part I very much wanted."
- Marie Windsor
(Related: Being, Example)

"Programming is usually taught by examples."
- Niklaus Wirth
(Related: Programming)

"Experience shows that the success of a programming course critically depends on the choice of these examples."
- Niklaus Wirth
(Related: Experience, Success, Choice, Programming)

"Clearly, programming courses should teach methods of design and construction, and the selected examples should be such that a gradual development can be nicely demonstrated."
- Niklaus Wirth
(Related: Design, Development, Programming)

"But the beauty of Einstein's equations, for example, is just as real to anyone who's experienced it as the beauty of music. We've learned in the 20th century that the equations that work have inner harmony."
- Edward Witten
(Related: Beauty, Work, Music, Example, Harmony)

"The attitude is we live and let live. This is actually an amazing change in values in a rather short time and it's an example of freedom from religion."
- Tom Wolfe
(Related: Change, Religion, Time, Attitude, Values, Example, Freedom)

"And you can tell the writers who do it - Robert Stone, for example, who with each new novel is doing something new. I appreciate that in other writers."
- Tobias Wolff
(Related: Example, Writers)

"Learn from me, if not by my precepts, then by my example, how dangerous is the pursuit of knowledge and how much happier is that man who believes his native town to be the world than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow."
- Mary Wollstonecraft
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Example, Man, Pursuit, Will, World)

"We worked very hard to make the lyrics suit the music. I can't, like Elton John, for example, compose by lyrics. Elton has a great talent for that. Whatever you give him, including your questions, he composes in half an hour and makes a great song out of it."
- Rick Wright
(Related: Music, Talent, Example, Questions, Song)

"We Americans are world leaders and we must lead by example - particularly in times that require careful deliberation before any precipitous action - lest we fail to walk in the shoes of those we might injure."
- Peter Yarrow
(Related: Action, Americans, Example, Leaders, World)

"People always underestimate the impact of technology. To give you an example: In the 1970s the frontier for offshore development was 200 meters, today it is 4,000 meters."
- Daniel Yergin
(Related: Technology, People, Development, Today)

"Under the Geneva Convention, for example, a POW is required only to provide name, rank, and serial number and cannot receive any benefits for cooperating."
- John Yoo
(Related: Benefits, Example, Name, Rank)

"Human-rights advocates, for example, claim that the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners is of a piece with President Bush's 2002 decision to deny al Qaeda and Taliban fighters the legal status of prisoners of war under the Geneva Conventions."
- John Yoo
(Related: Legal, War, Decision, Example, President)

"It's not like I'm some kind of veteran and there is this huge age gap. I identify with them more off the field. I need to set an example, which is great, and I look forward to doing just that."
- Barry Zito
(Related: Age, Example)

"I lose tons of stuff on the cutting room floor. For Scary Movie 3, for example, we had a lot of Matrix spoofs, a Hulk scene, and some of that stuff just doesn't hold up - it's too much plot, audiences just didn't want to hear about it."
- David Zucker
(Related: Audiences, Example, Want)