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being an example Quotes

Five of the best book quotes about being an example
  1. #1
    ″‘In several of [the districts], people viewed your little trick with the berries as an act of defiance, not an act of love. And if a girl from District Twelve of all places can defy the Capitol and walk away unharmed, what is to stop them from doing the same?’ he says. ‘What is to prevent, say, an uprising?‘”
  2. #2
    ″‘That is my right. I am your grandfather. And this is my property.’
    ‘I am your grandson. You should tell me the truth. You’re not setting a very good example.‘”
  3. #3
    “Maybe, someday, some other kid is going to be standing here, staring out at the trees, feeling alone, wondering if maybe the world might look different from all the way up there. Better. Maybe he’ll start climbing, one branch at a time, and he’ll keep going, even when it seems like he can’t find another foothold.”
  4. #4
    “To quietly work away at disposing of your own excess is actually the best way of dealing with a family that doesn’t tidy. As if drawn into your wake, they will begin weeding out unnecessary belongings and tidying without your having to utter a single complaint . . . Cleaning quietly on one’s own generates another interesting change—the ability to tolerate a certain level of untidiness among your family members.”
  5. #5
    “Lady Chiltern is a woman of the very highest principles, I am glad to say. I am a little too old now, myself, to trouble about setting a good example, but I always admire people who do.”

Books by Oscar Wilde

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Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season book
C. S. Lewis, Miriam LeBlanc, Walter Wangerin, Ruth Sawyer, Padraic Colum, André Trocmé, Hans Thoma, Alan Paton, Maxim Gorky, Elizabeth Goudge, Oscar Wilde, Selma Lagerlöf, Leo Tolstoy
Chapter book
The Selfish Giant book
Jeanne Bowman, Oscar Wilde
Picture book
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