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If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.
Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female - whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male.
Simone de Beauvoir
Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.
When violence is real and you flinch away from it, violence does not push people to try and imitate that. Often, we shun the violence that makes us flinch, because it disturbs us. And what makes us uncomfortable and disturbs us is not often bad. What disturbs us will not make us imitate that.
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.
The mission of art is to represent nature not to imitate her.
William Morris Hunt
I did not come into contact with any Muslim before I embraced Islam. I read the Qur'an first and realized no person is perfect, Islam is perfect, and if we imitate the conduct of the Holy Prophet... we will be successful.
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
Kings in this world should imitate God, their mercy should be above their works.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
James A. Baldwin
Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
T. S. Eliot
Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal.
When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.
I don't want to imitate life in movies; I want to represent it. And in that representation, you use the colors you feel, and sometimes they are fake colors. But always it's to show one emotion.
It is not so much the example of others we imitate as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.
It is better to imitate ancient than modern work.
Leonardo da Vinci
I always admired virtue - but I could never imitate it.
I could tell you which writer's rhythms I am imitating. It's not exactly plagiarism, it's falling in love with good language and trying to imitate it.
We do not imitate, but are a model to others.
One cannot possibly understand the teaching of the saints unless one has a pure mind and is trying to imitate their life.
Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose.
And out of a desire essentially to imitate what I was reading, I began to write, like a clever monkey.
A good composer does not imitate; he steals.
The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it.
The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch and imitate a champion.
C. S. Lewis
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I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well.
Johann Sebastian Bach
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