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Role Model QUOTES

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* "I want to live in a world where people become famous because of their work for peace and justice and care. I want the famous to be inspiring; their lives an example of what every human being has it in them to do act from love!"
-- Patch Adams

* The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by. The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light.
-- Felix Adler

I know this is going to sound cheesy and like I'm trying to be Miss America, but the most important responsibility a celebrity has is to set an example and be a role model."
-- Clay Aiken

I don't believe professional athletes should be role models.
I believe parents should be role models....
-- Charles Barkley

* To win the cause we all believe in, the spread of true democracy all over the world, we need to win by example, not just with speeches but by example; not just with military might but by gaining the respect of the world.
-- Barbara Boxer

Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds. Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models.
- Bill Bradley

Role modeling is the most basic responsibility of parents.
Parents are handing life's scripts to their children,
scripts that in all likelihood will be acted out for the rest of the children's lives.
-- Stephen R. Covey

* We must set an example now and move environmentalism from being the philosophy of a passionate minority ... to a way of life that automatically integrates ecology into governmental policy and normal living standards.
~ Leonardo DiCaprio

Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.
-- Albert Einstein

* The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.
-- Benjamin Franklin

* Did you know children are dying because of AIDS. Missing the medicines that prevent transmission from mother to child. Missing the protection from parents teachers and role models that can teach them about the danger, and keep them safe from sexual exploitation. Children are missing your support. Unite for children. Unite against AIDS.
-- Whoopi Goldberg (UNICEF video PSA)

Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach.
-- Rosabeth Moss Kantor

"I criticize America because I love her. I want her to stand as a moral example to the world."
-- Martin Luther King, Jr

Of all the rocks upon which we build our lives, we are reminded today that family is the most important. And we are called to recognize and honor how critical every father is to that foundation. They are teachers and coaches. They are mentors and role models. They are examples of success and the men who constantly push us toward it. But if we are honest with ourselves, we'll admit that what too many fathers also are is missing missing from too many lives and too many homes. They have abandoned their responsibilities, acting like boys instead of men. And the foundations of our families are weaker because of it.
-- Barack Obama

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
-- Albert Schweitzer

Example is leadership.
-- Albert Schweitzer

The ideal of "a family" is one of the most basic models of what a better world can be like. In a perfect family, the members are joined by bonds of love; they are a team, helping each other meet all of their physical and emotional needs. Of course no family is perfect, but a family that strives together to become a "family for a better world" can help each member to feel more fulfilled and better about themselves and the world. They also provide a real-life example of how the human family can work together to create a better world.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

I want to get old gracefully. I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and be an example to my children.
-- Sting

You must show the world that you abhor fighting.
-- Desmond Tutu

Learn from me, if not by my precepts, then by my example, how dangerous is the pursuit of knowledge and how much happier is that man who believes his native town to be the world than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow.
-- Mary Wollstonecraft

If you are given a chance to be a role model,
I think you should always take it because you can influence a person's life in a positive light,
and that's what I want to do. That's what it's all about.
-- Tiger Woods

We Americans are world leaders and we must lead by example - particularly in times that require careful deliberation before any precipitous action - lest we fail to walk in the shoes of those we might injure.
-- Peter Yarrow

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