do as I say and not as I do love

do as I say and not as I do


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  • v. Don't imitate my behavior but obey my instructions.


This order first appeared in John Selden's Table-Talk (c. 1654): "Preachers say, 'Do as I say, not as I do.'" (Wiktionary)


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