I would rather see an example than to hear one any day.
I would rather one could walk with me than merely tell the way.
For the eye is a better pupil, more willing than the ear,
Fine council is confusing, yet example is always clear.
I can watch your hands in action, yet your tongue to fast may run,
I can soon learn how to do it if I only see it done.
Best of all the leaders are the ones who live their creed,
For seeing good in action is what everybody needs.
I may misunderstand you and the high advice you give,
Yet there is no misunderstanding of how you act and how you live.