Warren Buffett’s Dark Secret

“Do as I say: Obey my instructions, as in Never mind about the other mothers – you do as I say. This admonitory order is sometimes followed by a self-deprecating phrase, Do as I say, not as I do, meaning “don't imitate my behaviour 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.'” - Definition of the phrase, ‘Do as I say’, Dictionary.com.

13 August 2022