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.
Cloning represents a very clear, powerful, and immediate example in which we are in danger of turning procreation into manufacture.
The first great gift we can bestow on others is a good example.
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.
The greatest gift you and your partner can give your children is the example of an intimate, healthy, and loving relationship.
I don't know any other way to lead but by example.
I lead, you follow. You lead, I follow. We both lead, many will follow. We all lead, change is inevitable.
A good example is the best sermon.
But there are other things than dissipation that thicken the features. Tears, for example.
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.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing, it is the only means.