Because it is your duty to teach your disciples every day to know God, to explain to them the truths of the Gospel, and to train them in their practice, you must be entirely filled with God and burning with love for his holy law, so that your words may have their proper effect on your disciples.
Preach by your example, and practice before their eyes what you wish to convince them to believe and to do.
Med. 100. 2 – St. John Baptist de La Salle (1651-1719)