42 Total Quotes

Imitation Quotes

Carl Gustav Jung
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Carl Gustav Jung
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It is well to respect the leader. Learn from him. Observe him. Study him. But don't worship him. Believe you can surpass. Believe you can go beyond. Those who harbor the second-best attitude are invariably second-best doers.
David Schwartz
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 Voltaire
Originality is nothing by judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.
Voltaire
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 Aesop
Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
Aesop
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Niccolo Machiavelli
Men nearly always follow the tracks made by others and proceed in their affairs by imitation, even though they cannot entirely keep to the tracks of others or emulate the prowess of their models. So a prudent man should always follow in the footsteps of great men and imitate those who have been outstanding. If his own prowess fails to compare with theirs, at least it has an air of greatness about it. He should behave like those archers who, if they are skilful, when the target seems too distant, know the capabilities of their bow and aim a good deal higher than their objective, not in order to shoot so high but so that by aiming high they can reach the target.
Niccolo Machiavelli
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Eric Hoffer
Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength.
Eric Hoffer
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Honore de Balzac, ,
You may imitate, but never counterfeit.
Honore de Balzac, ,
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To do just the opposite is also a form of imitation
Georg Lichtenberg
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I think we always move from imitation to assimilation to innovation, but I can't name you 20 people outside those we've already recognized who ever got to point three: innovation.
David Baker
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In classical music, love is based on bitin' -- imitation. It's not based on interpretation. A jazz musician, if he plays someone else's song, has a responsibility to make a distinct and original statement.
Todd Boyd
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As if his whole vocationWere endless imitation.
William Wordsworth
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The decisions are comparatively simple, the possibilities for learning and imitation are unusually large, the compensation for coaches who make the decisions is extremely high, and the market for their services is intensely competitive. Despite these forces, the standard assumption that agents maximize simple objective functions fails to lead to reasonably accurate descriptions of behavior.
David Romer
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Many young people carrying real or imitation firearms do so in a mistaken attempt to either boost their image, or from a misguided idea about self-protection. In addition, most London shootings involve members of the black community and are often related to deprivation, gang rivalry or the illegal drug trade.
Diane Abbott
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Mitch Hedberg
Mr. Pibb is a poor imitation of Dr. Pepper. Dude didn't even get his degree.
Mitch Hedberg
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Marcus Aurelius
To refrain from imitation is the best revenge.
Marcus Aurelius
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Eric Hoffer
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength
Eric Hoffer
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Marcus Tullius Cicero
In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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We are, in truth, more than half of what we are by imitation
Lord Chesterfield
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An imitation rough diamond.
Margot Asquith
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Man's natural character is to imitate; that of the sensitive man is to resemble as closely as possible the person whom he loves. It is only by imitating the vices of others that I have earned my misfortunes.
Marquis De Sade
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It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
Herman Melville
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Imitation is suicide
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Imitation, if it is not forgery, is a fine thing. It stems from a generous impulse, and a realistic sense of what can and cannot be done.
James Fenton
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Unlike any other visual image, a photograph is not a rendering, an imitation or an interpretation of its subject, but actually a trace of it. No painting or drawing, however naturalist, belongs to its subject in the way that a photograph does.
John Berger
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There is no original or primary gender a drag imitates, but gender is a kind of imitation for which there is no original.
Judith Butler
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And I won't put you through his imitation of it, ... It was just this repeated, very high-pitched, rhythmic, animal-like, totally melted-down scream, over and over. ... And then the bear comes back.
Nick Jans
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Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
JOSS-STICKS, n. Small sticks burned by the Chinese in their pagan tomfoolery, in imitation of certain sacred rites of our holy religion.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
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Artistic genius is an expansion of monkey imitativeness.
Winwood Reade
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Man is an idiot. He doesn't know how to do anything without copying, without imitating, without plagiarizing, without aping. It might even have been that man invented generation by coitus after seeing the grasshopper copulate.
Augusto Bastos
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