I talk and talk and talk, and I haven’t taught people in fifty years what my father taught by example in one week.
— Mario Cuomo
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
— James Baldwin
I learned much from my father just by watching his example. If I saw him hold a door open for someone, I learned to do the same. Kids always observe their parents and I always watched my daddy.
— Jerry Femina
There is no better answer to a child’s negative attitude than a positive example.
Your kids must take responsibility for their actions, their choices and ultimately for their lives. How do you teach them to do these things? Set a good example. Don’t blame your parents for your problems, the economy for your debts, bad teachers for your children’s shaky academic performance, your spouse for your unhappiness or an insensitive boss for your stalled career.
— Elaine St. James