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date: 19 October 2019

example 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Author(s):
Elizabeth KnowlesElizabeth Knowles

example is better than precept demonstration is more effective than advice. The saying is recorded in English from the early 15th century, but the idea is found earlier in Latin in the letters of Seneca, ‘long is the way by means of precepts, short and effective by examples.’... ...

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