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example is better than precept

One's actions can teach more effectively than a lecture. If your students seem board, keep in mind that example is better than precept. Of course your kids won't listen if you always just try to tell them what to do. Example is better than precept, after all.
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Example is better than precept.

Prov. You will teach people more effectively by being a good example than you will by telling them what to do. Mother never lectured us; she just tried her best to be a good person, and we tried hard to be like her. She was living proof that example is better than precept.
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A paper to be considered by the Board at a meeting today reveals that Mr Street and the council leaders have agreed "a proposed deferral of the 2018/19 Precept to 2019/20 subject to further work in 2018/19 and final approval at the February 2019 West Midlands Combined Authority Board.
A paper to be considered by the Board reveals that Mr Street and the council leaders have agreed "a proposed deferral of the 2018/19 precept to 2019/20 subject to further work in 2018/19 and final approval at the February 2019 West Midlands Combined Authority Board".
It means that bills for a band D home are likely to increase by at least PS85 a year in total even without the mayor's precept.
All the Government's numbers are based on the assumption that authorities with responsibility for social care take that precept," he said.
In a report to councillors, he said: "The police and crime panel is required to review the proposed precept, and to make a report on it.
The mayor's office has not yet published its detailed budget papers for April, which are due to be discussed by leaders on Friday and will include the precept proposals.
On Thursday, West Midlands Mayor Andy Street confirmed plans to raise an extra PS8m for the West Midlands through council tax - the first mayor to present proposals for a precept.
A [pounds sterling]12 increase on the policing precept in the West Midlands would still mean that local people are paying more than [pounds sterling]50 less than neighbouring forces such as Staffordshire, West Mercia and Warwickshire.
The duty to disclose the mistake may be reinforced by Precept 8 of the actuaries' code, which indicates that an actuary should take reasonable steps to ensure that actuarial services are not used to mislead other parties.
Calderdale residents face a council tax freeze, but they will see the hike in the police precept.
The precept rise, which is added to council tax bills, equates to an extra 11-15p per week for most households.
Gwent Police and Crime Panel was yesterday asked to raise the council tax precept following a recommendation by Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner Ian Johnston.
The Mayor announced in his 2013-14 consultation budget that he would be reducing the GLA Council Tax precept for London households by 1.
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