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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.
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.
Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.
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.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
James A. Baldwin
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.
Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
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
Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
T. S. Eliot
Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.
Do not think of your faults, still less of other's 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.
When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.
She had caprices of a marvellous unexpectedness, and how is any one to imitate a caprice?
The Russians imitate French ways, but always at a distance of fifty years.
Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal.
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.
Kings in this world should imitate God, their mercy should be above their works.
Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.
Christian Nestell Bovee
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
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.
I don't want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.
Art may imitate life, but life imitates TV.
Raymond Carver is good. I think he'll be appreciated more and more. He's an easy writer to imitate.
Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose.
It is the nurse that the child first hears, and her words that he will first attempt to imitate.
When I sing along with Britney Spears I will sing in an American accent. But eventually I found my own voice. My songs are so brutally honest, it would be alien to sing in any accent other than my own. Don't get me wrong - I can imitate singers. I can do bar mitzvahs and weddings.
Truman Capote was a pop figure, but it wasn't until he went on David Susskind's show and had that extraordinary voice and manner that everyone could imitate, that he really took off as a figure.
A good composer does not imitate; he steals.
We do not imitate, but are a model to others.
I do myself up kind of like a doll. I have a doll collection and I look at their outfits and kind of imitate them.
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