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Example Quotes

We often use examples when referring or comparing something to help the other person understand better. But have you ever wondered why we use examples? What is the need or purpose of using examples? Examples are used to bring in clarity or to represent the form or pattern of something. We frequently cite instances of events to make our points stronger. If you are looking for famous example quotes, here is a collection of famous instance quotations and sayings to your aid.

Rabindranath Tagore

Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.

Victor Hugo

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

Wallace Stevens

If poetry should address itself to the same needs and aspirations, the same hopes and fears, to which the Bible addresses itself, it might rival it in distribution.

James Russell Lowell

A weed is no more than a flower in disguise, Which is seen through at once, if love give a man eyes.

Terri Guillemets

I love my father as the stars - he's a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart.

David Lloyd George

A young man who isn't a socialist hasn't got a heart; an old man who is a socialist hasn't got a head.

Garrison Keillor

A good newspaper is never nearly good enough but a lousy newspaper is a joy forever.

Malcolm De Chazal

Animals awaken, first facially, then bodily. Men's bodies wake before their faces do. The animal sleeps within its body, man sleeps with his body in his mind.

Paulo Coelho

The wise are wise only because they love. The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love.

Henry Miller

The man who looks for security, even in the mind, is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble.

Rabindranath Tagore

By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.

Woody Allen

Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.

James Madison

The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world.

Steve Martin

Comedy may be big business but it isn't pretty.

Lao Tzu

Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good.

Paulo Coelho

Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.

Eudora Welty

Greater than scene is situation. Greater than situation is implication. Greater than all of these is a single, entire human being, who will never be confined in any frame.

Laurence J. Peter

Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.

Ernest Hemingway

When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first.

Edgar Allan Poe

Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.

Garrison Keillor

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.

Pablo Picasso

Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.

Anton Chekhov

Reason and justice tell me there's more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says "I was beaten," he does not say "My men were beaten.

Jean Baudrillard

Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved - commitment to a scenario.

James Russell Lowell

All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.

Gene Tierney

Everyone should see Hollywood once, I think, through the eyes of a teenage girl who has just passed a screen test.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.

George Santayana

A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.

George Carlin

Dusting is a good example of the futility of trying to put things right. As soon as you dust, the fact of your next dusting has already been established.

Franklin P. Jones

It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.

Virginia Woolf

Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic.

Tom Stoppard

A movie camera is like having someone you have a crush on watching you from afar - you pretend it's not there.

William Arthur Ward

A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.

Malcolm De Chazal

Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey.

George Carlin

Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

Rabindranath Tagore

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.

John D. Rockefeller

Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.

Joseph Conrad

Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of flattering illusions.

Thomas Mann

Animals do not admire each other. A horse does not admire its companion.

Malcolm De Chazal

Our expression and our words never coincide, which is why the animals don't understand us.

Jimmy Carter

For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss.

Audre Lorde

The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house.

Thomas Moore

No, there's nothing half so sweet in life as love's young dream.

Wallace Stevens

If some really acute observer made as much of egotism as Freud has made of sex, people would forget a good deal about sex and find the explanation for everything in egotism.

James Russell Lowell

Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.

Malcolm De Chazal

The family is a court of justice which never shuts down for night or day.

David Lloyd George

What do you want to be a sailor for? There are greater storms in politics than you will ever find at sea. Piracy, broadsides, blood on the decks. You will find them all in politics.

Alexis de Tocqueville

Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.

Jean Baudrillard

The order of the world is always right - such is the judgment of God. For God has departed, but he has left his judgment behind, the way the Cheshire Cat left his grin.

Paul Klee

One does not lash hat lies at a distance. The foibles that we ridicule must at least be a little bit our own. Only then will the work be a part of our own flesh. The garden must be weeded.

Simone Weil

Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication.

Charles Kingsley

The world goes up and the world goes down, the sunshine follows the rain; and yesterday's sneer and yesterday's frown can never come over again.

Ernest Hemingway

Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter's honor.

Oscar Wilde

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

Paulo Coelho

You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.

Epictetus

Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.

Albert Schweitzer

Revenge... is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.

Simone Weil

The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is like the condemned man who is proud of his large cell.

George Santayana

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.

James Russell Lowell

Death is delightful. Death is dawn, The waking from a weary night Of fevers unto truth and light.

William Arthur Ward

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

Rabindranath Tagore

Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree.

Lewis Carroll

Which form of proverb do you prefer Better late than never, or Better never than late?

Paulo Coelho

Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

A man who says that no patriot should attack the war until it is over... is saying no good son should warn his mother of a cliff until she has fallen.

Dwight L. Moody

A good example is far better than a good precept.

He's a leader by example. He's not real verbal but he plays hard. He's always where he is supposed to be. He always does what I ask him to do. And when he does that, the other guys follow him. He knows the team is watching, so he always gives everything his best.

Anton Chekhov

The wealthy are always surrounded by hangers-on; science and art are as well.

Thomas Moore

It is only to the happy that tears are a luxury.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.

Edgar Allan Poe

Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.

Tom Stoppard

It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall it's a painting, and if you can walk around it it's a sculpture.

Quentin Crisp

Los Angeles is just New York lying down.

Edgar Allan Poe

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.

Albert Schweitzer

Whoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others. We must all carry our share of the misery which lies upon the world.

Charles Dickens

Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.

Lao Tzu

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.

George Carlin

Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.

Groucho Marx

A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.

Benjamin Franklin

Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.

Joe Biden

This nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power.

You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.

A little girl is sugar and spice and everything nice - especially when she's taking a nap.

Sunhari Dhup Barsat ke Bad thodi Si Hashi Har Bat ke Bad Usi Tarah Ho Mubarak App Ko Ye Nayi Subah Kal rat Ke Bad.

He who breaks a resolution is a weakling; He who makes one is a fool.

Love is like a roller coaster. Once you have completed the ride, you want to go again.