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[ Also see Character Duty Emulation Experience Help Imitation Influence Maxims Precedent Precepts Reproof Symbols Teaching Temptation ]

Sheep follow sheep.
      - The Talmud, Talmud, Ketuboth (62)

We should look at the lives of all as at a mirror, and take from others an example for ourselves.
  [Lat., Inspicere tamquam in speculum in vitas omnium
    Jubeo atque ex aliis sumere exemplum sibi.]
      - Terence (Publius Terentius Afer), Adelphi
         (III, 3, 62)

Happy thou that learnest from another's griefs, not to subject thyself to the same.
  [Lat., Felix quicumque dolore alterius disces posse cavere tuo.]
      - Albius Tibullus, Carmina (III, 6, 43)

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
      - Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens),
        Pudd'nhead Wilson (ch. 19)

Examples hasten deeds to good effects.
      - Unknown, Mirror for Magistrates

I shall tread in the footsteps of my illustrious predecessor.
      - Martin Van Buren

I tread in the footsteps of illustrious men . . . in receiving from the people the sacred trust confided to my illustrious predecessor.
      - Martin Van Buren, in his inaugural address

He follows his father with unequal steps.
  [Lat., Sequiturque patrem non passibus aequis.]
      - Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil),
        The Aeneid (II, 724)

A true life is at once interpreter and proof of the gospel.
      - John Greenleaf Whittier

By his life alone,
  Gracious and sweet, the better way was shown.
      - John Greenleaf Whittier


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