Subjects — I

Imitation Quotations

Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?

Emulation admires and strives to imitate great actions; envy is only moved to malice.

You may imitate, but never counterfeit.

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.

Imitation belittles.

An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original.

I have found some of the best reasons I ever had for remaining at the bottom simply by looking at the men at the top.

A prudent person profits from personal experience, a wise one from the experience of others.

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

Imitation is suicide.