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My playground was the theatre. I'd sit and watch my mother pretend for a living. As a young girl, that's pretty seductive.
What you teach your own children is what you really believe in.
Nothing arouses ambition so much as the trumpet clang of another's fame.
I studied the lives of great men and famous women, and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work.
It's true that heroes are inspiring, but mustn't they also do some rescuing if they are to be worthy of their name? Would Wonder Woman matter if she only sent commiserating telegrams to the distressed?
I believe in recovery, and I believe that as a role model I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it.
People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher and better than themselves.
My heart is happy, my mind is free. I had a father who talked with me.
If a child is too keep alive his inborn sense of wonder ... he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.
Examine the personality of the mother, who is the medium through which the primitive infant transforms herself into a socialized human being.
That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
The best teachers of humanity are the lives of great men.
As it is our nature to be more moved by hope than fear, the example of one we see abundantly rewarded cheers and encourages us far more than the sight of many who have not been well treated disquiets us.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood.
People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.
As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.
The most important single influence in the life of a person is another person ... who is worthy of emulation.
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime; and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.
Very few men are wise by their own counsel, or learned by their own teaching. For he that was only taught by himself had a fool for his master.
Call the roll in your memory of conspicuously successful business giants and ... you will be struck by the fact that almost every one of them encountered inordinate difficulties sufficient to crush all but the gamest of spirits. Edison went hungry many times before he became famous.
Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don't know how far we can go.
If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.
A good example is the best sermon.
Children have more need of models than of critics.
Kill reverence and you've killed the hero in man.
We deceive ourselves when we fancy that only weakness needs support. Strength needs it far more.
Example has more followers than reason.
Example moves the world more than doctrine.
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
We travel to learn; and I have never been in any country where they did not do something better than we do it, think some thoughts better than we think, catch some inspiration from heights above our own.
Judgment can be acquired only by acute observation, by actual experience in the school of life, by ceaseless alertness to learn from others, by study of the activities of men who have made notable marks, by striving to analyze the everyday play of causes and effects, by constant study of human nature.
We need to teach the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible for their lives.
When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts ... A mother has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
Our mothers and our grandmothers, some of them: moving to music not yet written.
Nothing is so infectious as example.
There is a need for heroism in American life today.
One filled with joy preaches without preaching.
There is a difference between imitating a good man and counterfeiting him.
Imitation is for shirkers, like-minded-ness for the comfort lovers, unifying for the creators.
Each of us is in fact what he is almost exclusively by virtue of his imitative-ness.
Go to the ant, thou sluggard, learn to live, and by her busy ways, reform thy own.
Imitation is a necessity of human nature.
When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.
Whatever good I have accomplished as an actress I believe came in direct proportion to my efforts to portray black women who have made positive contributions to my heritage.
Emulation is a noble and just passion, full of appreciation.
Emulation admires and strives to imitate great actions; envy is only moved to malice.
Tis no shame to follow the better precedent.
Imitation can acquire pretty much everything but the power which created the thing imitated.
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.
To do exactly as your neighbors do is the only sensible rule.
From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.
Learn from the mistakes of others- you can't live long enough to make them all yourself.
Wise men learn by other men's mistakes, fools by their own.
A man is fortunate if he encounters living examples of vice, as well as of virtue, to inspire him.
Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid.
Don't use the conduct of a fool as a precedent.
A prudent person profits from personal experience, a wise one from the experience of others.
Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?
If ... you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.

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