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There are those who believe that the value of a children's book can be measured only in terms of the moral lessons it tries to impose or the perfect role models it offers. Personally, I happen to think that a book is of extraordinary value if it gives the reader nothing more than a smile or two. In fact, I happen to think that's huge.
Young people need models, not critics.
Children need models rather than critics.
Destruction is always an attractive idea. My brother and I used to spend weeks making models of cities so that we could destroy them in 15 minutes. There's a fantastic joy in destroying something that you've meticulously built. Then you're free to build a new thing. Destruction and creation... they're inseparable.
I'm not paid to be a role model, parents should be role models.
Young people in the business have grown up and made the wrong decisions, or bad decisions, and haven't been good role models. To be someone that people look up to is important to me.
There are relatively few role models for young people. We are in a society that is ruled by men.
Mothers don't let your daughters grow up to be models unless you're present.
Boys want to grow up to be like their male role models. And boys who grow up in homes with absent fathers search the hardest to figure out what it means to be male.
When you speak of role models, when we talk to our kids, everybody is a role model, everyone, just as you look at a Michael Jordan to be the terrific athlete he is.
I had role models in my community, guys that were older than me and played at university or on the national team. Eli Pasquale was always around UVic when I was a young player, and the national team was around Victoria a little bit, so I got to watch those guys and learn from them.
In an economy where more and more value is in information - is in the bits, not the atoms, where bits can be copied essentially for free - any time you have that situation, economic schemes that rely on existing models of intellectual property laws for protection are going to do less and less well.
Energy and environmental regulation, transportation, and broadband policy all benefit when legislators have a basic grounding in the technical concepts behind business models, products, and innovation.
Parents must lead by example. Don't use the cliche; do as I say and not as I do. We are our children's first and most important role models.
I know a lot of athletes and models are written off as just bodies. I never felt used for my body.
Health care is one-sixth of our economy. If the government can control that, they can control just about everything. We need to understand what is going on, because there are much more economic models that can be used to give us good health care than what we have now.
We don't see a lot of models for male social interaction. There's sports and barn raisings.
The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates.
From zoning to labor to food safety to insurance, local food systems daily face a phalanx of regulatory hurdles designed and implemented to police industrial food models but which prejudicially wipe out the antidote: appropriate scaled local food systems.
There's room for role models who make mistakes.
Because I'm on the runway with some of the best models in the industry.
I've never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines. I represent the majority of women and I'm very proud of that.
A revolution is to bring on change and we're spiritual people trying to bring on spiritual change. It might sound like I'm a dreamer, but economic models have reached their height of evolution. Technology has evolved. What hasn't evolved is mankind's spirituality; everything is from 3,000 years ago.
The reason most of the children are having problems in any inner-city neighborhood is because they don't see enough positive role models in their own environment.
I love working out how things are made, which is why I have so many models of towers.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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