Quotation Explorer - 'Imitation'

Imitation is not inspiration, and inspiration only can give birth to a work of art. The least of man's original emanation is better than the best of borrowed thought. - Albert Pinkham Ryder
The great idea is the one that is either saleable or is worthy of imitation. - Amit Kalantri
I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing. - Mae West
For what is love if one loves a woman without knowing her? Just a decision to love? Or even an imitation? The question concerns us all: If, from our childhood on, the examples of love were not there inviting us to copy them, would we know what "loving" means? - Milan Kundera
True love does not hurt. It's our imitation of it that does. - Unknown
It is by imitation, far more than by precept, that we learn everything; and what we learn thus, we acquire not only more efficiently, but more pleasantly. This forms our manners, our opinions, our lives. - Edmund Burke
To refrain from imitation is the best revenge. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength. - Eric Hoffer
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. - Confucius
Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide. - Marva Collins
There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Imitation cannot be aced. - Andrea L'Artiste
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. - Herman Melville
The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition.
JOSS-STICKS, n. Small sticks burned by the Chinese in their pagan tomfoolery, in imitation of certain sacred rites of our holy religion. - Ambrose Bierce
Imitation is the sincerest form of television. - Fred Allen
Imitation is the greatest form of flattery, but worship is the greatest form of adoration. - Jayce O'Neal
Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery - it's the sincerest form of learning. - George Bernard Shaw
It is not in the shallow physical imitation of men that women will assert first their equality and later their superiority, but in the awakening of the intellect of women. - Nikola Tesla
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery. - Dr. Joyce Brothers
Imitation is the sincerest of flattery. - Charles Caleb Colton
Silence is golden but too long a silence an imitation junk - Amit Abraham
Acquiring knowledge is a form of imitation. - Jiddu Krishnamurti
Imitation is the highest form of flattery. Try not to see it as an invitation to compete. - Andrena Sawyer
I hardly know so true a mark of a little mind as the servile imitation of others.
If a man tells you that he is fond of the Imitation, view him with sudden suspicion; he is either a dabbler or a Saint. - Ronald Knox
The worldly life has persisted due to imitation of worldly movements and by opposing them, one becomes free. - Dada Bhagwan
Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation. - Mahatma Gandhi
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but theft is a sin. - Elena
A clever schoolboy's reaction to his reading is most naturally expressed by parody or imitation. - C.S. Lewis
Creativity is nothing but an intelligent imitation. - Sandeep Kakkar
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble. - Samuel Johnson
The paradox of innovation is that it is accepted as an innovation when it has become imitation. - Piero Scaruffi
Imitation is suicide. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Envy is ignorance, imitation is suicide. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
A poor original is better than a good imitation. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Your original self is worth more than your imitation of someone else. - Matshona Dhliwayo
He who let's the world, or his own portion of it, choose his plan of life for him, has no need of any other faculty than the ape-like one of imitation - John Stuart Mill
Imitation causes us to leave natural ways to enter into artificial ones; it therefore makes slaves.
To do just the opposite is also a form of imitation. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
All art is an imitation of nature. - Seneca
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