example is better than precept

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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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Police and Crime Commissioners in England and Wales were given the option of raising the precept for a Band D property by up to PS24 a year.
Mr Jones said: "The move away from national funding to an increased reliance on the precept, putting the onus on local tax payers, is not only unfair, but will not raise the same amount of money.
During the consultation on the South Wales Police budget and precept, 1,600 people responded with the majority (1,129 or 70%) saying that they were willing to pay more for their policing.
Nick Johnson, founder of Precept, said: "With projects like the [pounds sterling]100m Whey Eye development planned nearby and the city coming top as the best place in the UK to work in a recent survey, it's an incredibly exciting time to live and work in Newcastle.
Last year there was 3.79% increase in the police precept which was among the lowest in Wales.
He claimed he was able to avoid imposing a precept because of success in winning more funding from central government, which the Mayor said amounted to PS1.7 billion since May 2017.
Combined Precept and Truett-Hurst will produce more than 1m cases of exclusive label wine annually.
Durham Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner Ron Hogg outlined plans to raise the precept by PS12 a year for Band D properties.
Last year the precept was set at 3.79% - the lowest increase in Wales - and amounted to just PS9 a year.
"The government have made it clear that to part cover their reduction in police funding they expect police commissioners to increase council tax precept by the maximum amount.
Therefore, if the buyer's actuarial team obeys the buyer's instruction not to correct the error made by the other side, this may also violate another mandate of Precept 1, specifically that an actuary should act in all matters with honesty and integrity.
First move assets to the Holme Valley Land charity; charity then sells assets; charity then gives money away; council increases precept.
In Saturday's Western Mail we incorrectly stated that the North Wales Police precept will increase by 5% for 2014/15.
The amendment would freeze the Greater London Authority council tax precept at Au306.72 for a Band D household rather than accept the Mayor s proposed Au3.72 reduction.