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He who studies to imitate the poet Pindar, O Julius, relies on artificial wings fastened on with wax, and is sure to give his name to a glassy sea. [Lat., Pindarum quisquis studet aemulari, Iule ceratis ope Daedalea Nititur pennis, vitreo daturus Nomina ponto.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Carmina (IV, 2, 1)

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Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.

Salvador Dali Quotes

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Imitation is the most serious form of flattery

Proverb Quotes

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We are all easily taught to imitate what is base and depraved. [Lat., Dociles imitandis Turpibus ac pravis omnes sumus.]

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) Quotes , Source: Satires (XIV, 40)

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Imitation is suicide

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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Imitation is the sincerest flattery

Charles Caleb Colton Quotes

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Imitation is at least 50 percent of the creative process

Jamie Buckingham Quotes

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Imitation is the sincerest form of television.

Fred Allen Quotes

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I used to make original snowmen, but it was time consuming, hard work. So I said, heck, this is crazy! Now I crank out crude imitations of what's already popular! It takes no time or thought, and most people don't care about the difference, anyway! And what good is originality if you can't crank it out?

Bill Watterson Quotes

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He who imitates what is evil always goes beyond the example that is set; on the contrary, he who imitates what is good always falls short. [It., L'imitazione del male supera sempre l'esempio; comme per il contrario, l'imitazione del bene e sempre inferiore.]

Franceso Guicciardini Quotes , Source: Storia d' Italia

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I would advise him who wishes to imitate well, to look closely into life and manners, and thereby to learn to express them with truth. [Lat., Respicere exemplar vitae morumque jubebo Doctum imitatorem, et veras hinc ducere voces.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Ars Poetica (CCCXVII)

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Imitators are a slavish herd and fools in my opinion. [Fr., C'est un betail servile et sot a mon avis Que les imitateurs.]

Jean de La Fontaine Quotes , Source: Clymene (v. 54)

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An imitative creature is man; whoever is foremost, leads the herd. [Ger., Der Mensch ist ein nachahmendes Geschopf. Und wer Vorderste ist, fuhrt die Heerde.]

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller Quotes , Source: Wallenstein's Tod (III, 4, 9)

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Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller Quotes , Source: Wallenstein's Tod (III, 4, 9)

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Imitation is suicide.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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Imitation is the sincerest flattery.

Charles Caleb Colton Quotes

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One who imitates what is bad always goes beyond his model; while one who imitates what is good always comes up short of it.

Francesco Guicciardini Quotes

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No man ever yet became great by imitation.

Dr Samuel Johnson Quotes

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Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Carl Jung Quotes

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To be as good as our fathers we must be better, imitation is not discipleship

Wendell Phillips Quotes

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Insist on yourself; never imitate.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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Posterity weaves no garlands for imitators.

Johann Friedrich Von Schiller Quotes

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Imitation, if noble and general, insures the best hope of originality.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton Quotes

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