From the loving example of one family a whole State may become loving, and from its courtesies, courteous; while from the ambition and perverseness of the one man the whole State may be thrown into rebellious disorder. Such is the nature of influence.
CONFUCIUS, The Wisdom of Confucius
Example, whether it be good or bad, has a powerful influence.
GEORGE WASHINGTON, letter to Lord Stirling, Mar. 5, 1780
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.
MARK TWAIN, Mark Twain's Notebook
A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example.