Quotation Explorer - 'Imitate'

Do not think of your faults, still less of others' faults; look for what is good and strong, and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes. - John Ruskin
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. - James Baldwin
Without our Spiritual nature, life's a gift we can never fully unwrap."~ With Thine Own Eyes: Why Imitate the Past, When We Can Investigate Reality? - Ron Tomanio, Diane Iverson, Phyllis Ring
When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other. - Eric Hoffer
Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
More than any other attribute of Jesus, his humility is the key to a healthy marriage. If two people make it their goal to imitate the humility of Christ, everything else will take care of itself. - Francis Chan
There are two types of people in life when it comes to their careers: people who visualize, and people who imitate. The people who visualize paint their own vision of what their mark is in the world, while the people who imitate can only see what the visualizers want them to. - Ingrid Nkenlifack
When you imitate others in real life, you deny the world benefits of your uniqueness. So be who you were born to be!. - Gugu Mona
Keep busy with survival. Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember nothing stays the same for long, not even pain. Sit it out. Let it all pass. Let it go. - May Sarton
You don't learn, you just imitate! - Ramana Pemmaraju
Take man's most fantastic invention- God. Man invents God in the image of his longings, in the image of what he wants to be, then proceeds to imitate that image, vie with it, and strive to overcome it. - Eric Hoffer
First you imitate, then you innovate. - Miles Davis
Art does not imitate life. Art is much more powerful than that. Art brings life back. And it does it by exposing the secrets we all carry inside.
A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example. - Niccolò Machiavelli
A woman's beauty should not imitate art. - Lionel Suggs
The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it. - Adolf Hitler
Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose. - Anonymous
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do. We should set them an example that we wish them to imitate. - Brigham Young
Never imitate, but never forget to emulate the best. - Debasish Mridha
I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art. - Carrie Fisher
Very touching," said a voice from the stairway. "Do you want me to imitate a violin?" - Damon - L.J. Smith
Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing. - Salvador Dalí
I don't want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.
Let us imitate nature—not each other. - Debasish Mridha
We must not imitate that which we seek to create. - Georges Braque
Everything we know and believe about deity and divinity nowadays, is a direct origin of old civilizations. Everybody, Greeks, Saxons, Assyrians and Soumerians, all imitate the ancient ways of the first tribes of central Africa (Mason father to his son in "The Omniconstant - Christos Rodoulla Tsiailis
We know that in the attempt to be freed of the enemy without, we can be tempted to feed the enemy within. To imitate the hatred and violence of tyrants and murderers is the best way to take their place. - Pope Francis
Its best to live imperfectly happy living a life of your own choice than to imitate someone else and be a plastic doll. - Upasana Banerjee
Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men; for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise. - Cato the Elder
It is destruction to the weak man to attempt to imitate the powerful. - Phaedrus
Insist on yourself; never imitate... Every great man is unique. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I don't want my life to imitate art, I want my life to be art. - Carrie Fisher
In my view, the novelist has no right to express his opinions on the things of this world. In creating, he must imitate God: do his job and then shut up. - Gustave Flaubert
Children imitate their parents, employees their managers. - Amit Kalantri
That's the thing about parents, I'm beginning to realize. You don't have to see them all that much to imitate them. - Leigh Newman
Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television. - Woody Allen
In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility; But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger: Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood. - William Shakespeare
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, Or close the wall up with our English dead! In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility; But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger: Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood.
While one should always study the method of a great artist, one should never imitate his manner. The manner of an artist is essentially individual, the method of an artist is absolutely universal. The first is personality, which no one should copy; the second is perfection, which all should aim at. - Oscar Wilde
Refrain from doing ill; for one all powerful reason, lest our children should copy our misdeeds; we are all too prone to imitate whatever is base and depraved. - Juvenal
Careful practical work is the best expression of our freedom and safeguard of our sanity. In a healthy society, such work is the means most consistently available for people to practice holiness of life, to imitate God's enabling and sustaining care for the world. - Ellen F. Davis
Imitate Jesus and Socrates - Benjamin Franklin
The true mission of the violin is to imitate the accents of the human voice, a noble mission that has earned for the violin the glory of being called the king of instruments - Charles-Auguste de Beriot
Works of art imitate and provoke other works of art, the process is the source of art itself. - Edward Hirsch
In a sense, beauty is what one chooses to feel by virtue of what one chooses to imitate and to create. - Robert Pack
Your ultimate reason for staying in this crooked world is not to imitate its devastating physique, but trying do something about its ugly appearance. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Note that this journey is uniquely yours, no one else's. So the path has to be your own. You cannot imitate somebody else's journey and still be true to yourself. Are you prepared to honor your uniqueness in this way? - Jon Kabat-Zinn
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