Originál: (en) Instruction, and advice, and commands will profit little, unless they are backed up by the pattern of your own life. Your children will never believe you are in earnest, and really wish them to obey you, so long as your actions contradict your counsel. (…) Think not your children will practise what they do not see you do. You are their model picture, and they will copy what you are. (…) They will seldom learn habits which they see you despise, or walk in paths in which you do not walk yourself.
Zdroj: [Ryle, John Charles, Wheat Or Chaff?, https://books.google.cz/books?id=GXo9AAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=cs&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false, Robert Carter & Brothers, New York, 1853, 352, 270-273, angličtina]