20+ Lead By Example Quotes To Be A Model For The People In Your Life

Deepthi Reddy
Dec 12, 2023 By Deepthi Reddy
Originally Published on Jan 29, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
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A leader is one who leads others on the right path with his vision, skills, and experience.

The phrase 'lead by example' was derived from the famous quote by Albert Schweitzer. His original quote was -“The three most important ways to lead people are: by example… by example… by example… ”

A leader always inspires the world to move in the right direction.  Myles Munroe says, 'True leaders do not create followers, they create leaders.' Leading by example means practicing what you preach and preaching what you practice.

Here we bring you a collection of 'lead by example' quotes that may enrich your view on leadership. If you are looking for more inspirational quotes, you may want to check our latest works on [Humility quotes] and You Are Awesome quotes to get an extra dose of inspiration.

Quotes About Leadership

A leader leads and motivates others to dream big and achieve big. Here we bring a few quotes that may change your perception of leadership.

1."Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."

-Steve Jobs.

2."Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality."

-Warren Bennis.

3."A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way."

-John Maxwell.

4."Business executives need to start by spelling out and communicating their values. Then they need to lead by example."

-Vivek Wadhwa.

5."The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers."

-Ralph Nader.

6."Lead by example. Be better than those you despise."

- Varg Vikernes.

Parents Lead By Example Quotes

First day school, mother leads her little girl.

The first leaders every child sees are their parents and every parent plays an important role in influencing a child's future.  These 'lead children by example' quotes inspire you to lead your children. These quotes help your children look up to you as leaders but as they grow up, they learn how they can lead by example for their next generation.

7."The best kind of parent you can be is to lead by example."

-Drew Barrymore.

8."Don't just tell your kids to be active and to get outside and play. Lead by example."

-Summer Sanders.

Lead By Example Quotes - Philosophy

Philosophy is akin to reasoning. It is not always about spirituality alone. It lets you ask questions on existence, life, knowledge, value, mind, etc. When you look at leadership from a philosophical angle, you know why leaders are best to lead by example. Here are a few quotes that support this reasoning.

9.“What you are speaks so loudly, I can’t hear what you are saying.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson.

10."You have to lead by example. You have to be the calmest person in the room. You have to be very open. I think the qualities of a director are to enable and to find the best in everybody."

- Marianne Elliott.

11.“Make it your business to draw out the best in others by being an exemplar yourself.”


Fitness Lead By Example Quotes

Fitness needs examples to inspire. You cannot ask someone to follow a fitness routine unless you follow it yourself. Here are a few success quotes. 'Lead by example' quotes from World-renowned players.

12."I think in life you should work on yourself until the day you die".

-Serena Williams.

13."If you don’t practice you don’t deserve to win."

-Andre Agassi.

14."I hate every minute of training. But I said, don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."

-Mohammad Ali.

Lead By Example - Bible Quotes

'The Bible' is a life book that reveals many secrets. Here are a few 'lead by example' quotes from The Bible, that tells us why it is important to practice what we preach.

15."Not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock."

-1 Peter 5:3.

16."Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth."

-John 17:17.

Famous Quotes About Leadership

Leadership is to lead the way. And the best way to do it is to show by example. You would find the famous leadership quotes listed below to be very inspirational.

17."Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average."

-Jim Rohn.

18.“The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today”

-St Francis of Assisi.

19.“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.”

-Mahatma Gandhi.

20."Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems."

-Brian Tracy.

Leaders Lead By Example Quotes

Leading by example speaks a lot more than just the words. These leaders tell how leading by example can persuade others to become leaders.

21.“Leadership is not a position or a title; it’s action and example.”

-Cory Booker.

22."Success is something you attract by the person you become."

-Jim Rohn.

23.“Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others, as what he does from day to day to lead himself.”

-Thomas J. Watson.

24."Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has."

-Margaret Mead.

'Men Who Lead By Example In Relationship' Quotes

Strong bonds are built on relationships. Here is how you can encourage your followers to lead by example in their life and relations.

25."Communication to a relationship is like oxygen to life. Without it...it dies."

-Tony A. Gaskins Jr.

26."It’s important to make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds."

-Barack Obama.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Lead By Example Quotes then why not take a look at [Justice quotes], or Keep Calm quotes.

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Written by Deepthi Reddy

Master of Business Administration

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Deepthi ReddyMaster of Business Administration

With an MBA under her belt, Deepthi has discovered her true calling in content writing. Her writing repertoire is diverse, covering travel, movies, pet care, parenting, animals and birds, and more. Her joy of learning and creating has helped her craft well-written and engaging articles. When she isn't writing, Deepthi enjoys exploring new cultures, trying different foods, and spending quality time with her two children aged 7 and 12.

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