Quotations about   model

Note that not all quotations have been tagged, so the Search function may find additional quotations on this topic.



Be careful how you live your life, it is the only Gospel many people will ever read.

Hélder Câmara (1909-1999) Brazilian Catholic Archbishop, social and political activist
(Attributed)

Quoted in 1985 in Basta, the national news letter of the Chicago Religious Task Force on Central America.

Alt. trans.: "Watch how you live. Your lives may be the only gospel your brothers and sisters will ever read."
Added on 28-Aug-17 | Last updated 28-Aug-17
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , , , , , , , ,
More quotes by Camara, Helder

Nature is more subtle, more deeply intertwined and more strangely integrated than any of our pictures of her — than any of our errors. It is not merely that our pictures are not full enough; each of our pictures in the end turns out to be so basically mistaken that the marvel is that it worked at all.

Jacob Bronowski (1908-1974) Polish-English humanist and mathematician
Science and Human Values, Part 4 “The Abacus and the Rose” (1956)
Added on 26-Dec-16 | Last updated 26-Dec-16
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , , , , ,
More quotes by Bronowski, Jacob

Children will imitate their fathers in their vices, seldom in their repentance.

Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) British Baptist preacher, author [Charles Haddon (C.H.) Spurgeon]
Spurgeon’s Sermons, 3rd Series, Sermon 21, “Manasseh” (1883)
    (Source)
Added on 22-Nov-16 | Last updated 22-Nov-16
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , , , , , , , ,
More quotes by Spurgeon, Charles

No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle, pure, and good, without the world being the better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.

Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) American clergyman, hymnist
Sermons, Vol. 1
    (Source)
Added on 2-Nov-16 | Last updated 2-Nov-16
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , , ,
More quotes by Brooks, Phillips

Men think they may justly do that for which they have a precedent.

[Quod exemplo fit, id etiam jure fieri putant.]

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC) Roman orator, statesman, philosopher
Epistulae ad Familiares, 4.3
Added on 12-Oct-16 | Last updated 12-Oct-16
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , , , , ,
More quotes by Cicero, Marcus Tullius

Indeed a wise and good man will turn examples of all sorts, to his own advantage. The good he will make his patterns, and strive to equal or excel them. The bad he will by all means avoid.

Thomas à Kempis (c. 1380-1471) German monk, author
The Imitation of Christ, Book 1, ch. 25 [tr. Stanhope]
Added on 14-Sep-16 | Last updated 14-Sep-16
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , , , , ,
More quotes by Thomas a Kempis

What the world wants iz good examples, not so mutch advice; advice may be wrong, but examples prove themselves.

[What the world wants is good examples, not so much advice; advice may be wrong, but examples prove themselves.]

Billings - good examples - wist_info quote

Josh Billings (1818-1885) American humorist [pseud. of Henry Wheeler Shaw]
The Complete Works of Josh Billings, “PUDDIN AND MILK” (1842)
Added on 24-Aug-16 | Last updated 24-Aug-16
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , , , ,
More quotes by Billings, Josh

People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.

Goldsmith - no other model - wist_info quote

Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774) Irish poet, playwright, novelist
“On Our Theaters,” The Bee, #11 (13 Oct 1759)
Added on 14-Jul-16 | Last updated 14-Jul-16
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , , , , , , , ,
More quotes by Goldsmith, Oliver

The best foreign policy is to live our daily lives in honesty, decency, and integrity; at home, making our own land a more fitting habitation for free men; and abroad, joining with those of like mind and heart, to make of the world a place where all men can dwell in peace.

Eisenhower - honesty decency integrity - wist_info quote

Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) American general, US President (1953-61)
Inaugural Gabriel Silver lecture, Columbia University (23 Mar 1950)

Eisenhower was President of Columbia University at the time. The quote was widely used in an "I Believe" advertisement for Eisenhower during the 1956 election.

(Sources 1 and 2)
Added on 21-Jun-16 | Last updated 21-Jun-16
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
More quotes by Eisenhower, Dwight David

One must be prepared not to act, but to “stand still in the light,” confident that only such a stillness possesses the eloquence to draw men away from lives we must believe they inwardly loathe.

Roszak - stand still in the light - wist_info

Theodore Roszak (1933-2011) American historian and author
The Making of the Counter Culture, ch. 8 (1969)
Added on 16-Nov-15 | Last updated 3-Jun-16
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , , , , , ,
More quotes by Roszak, Theodore

It seems to me that America’s objective today should be to try to make herself the best possible mirror of democracy that she can. The people of the world can see what happens here. They watch us to see what we are going to do and how well we can do it. We are giving them the only possible picture of democracy that we can: the picture as it works in actual practice. This is the only way other peoples can see for themselves how it works; and can determine for themselves whether this thing is good in itself, whether it is better than they have, better than what other political and economic systems offer them.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) First Lady of the US (1933-45), politician, diplomat, activist
The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt, ch. 43 “Milestones” (1961)
    (Source)
Added on 12-Feb-15 | Last updated 12-Feb-15
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , , , , ,
More quotes by Roosevelt, Eleanor

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) American architect, engineer
(Attributed)
Added on 3-Feb-15 | Last updated 3-Feb-15
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , , , ,
More quotes by Fuller, Buckminster

Teenagers can be idiotic and stupid, but teenagers also model their behavior from the signals they get from adults.

John Scalzi (b. 1969) American writer
The Last Colony, ch. 4 (2007)
Added on 17-Sep-14 | Last updated 17-Sep-14
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , , , , , , , , , ,
More quotes by Scalzi, John

We should always bear in mind that numbers represent a simplification of reality.

Kenneth Ewart Boulding (1910-1993) American economist, educator, poet, philosopher
Three Faces of Power (1989)
Added on 13-Jan-14 | Last updated 13-Jan-14
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: ,
More quotes by Boulding, Kenneth Ewart

The World is a very complex system. It is easy to have too simple a view of it, and it is easy to do harm and to make things worse under the impulse to do good and make things better.

Kenneth Ewart Boulding (1910-1993) American economist, educator, poet, philosopher
Speech, 7th Friends Association for Higher Education Conference, Malone College (1986)
Added on 30-Dec-13 | Last updated 30-Dec-13
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , , ,
More quotes by Boulding, Kenneth Ewart

A leader leads by example not by force.

Sun-Tzu (fl. 6th C. AD) Chinese general and philosopher [a.k.a. Sun Wu]
The Art of War, ch. 9
Added on 18-Mar-10 | Last updated 17-Jul-14
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , , ,
More quotes by Sun-Tzu

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

Mark Twain (1835-1910) American writer [pseud. of Samuel Clemens]
The Tragedy of Pudd’n’head Wilson, ch. 19, epigraph (1894)
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 20-Aug-15
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , , , , ,
More quotes by Twain, Mark

Children have more need of models than of critics.

Joseph Joubert (1754-1824) French moralist
Pensées, # 261 (1838) [tr. Attwell (1877)]

(also attrib. Carolyn Coats)
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 13-May-16
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , , , , , , , , ,
More quotes by Joubert, Joseph