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Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.
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.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
James A. Baldwin
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
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.
Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.
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 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.
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.
We do not imitate, but are a model to others.
A good composer does not imitate; he steals.
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.
One cannot possibly understand the teaching of the saints unless one has a pure mind and is trying to imitate their life.
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.
It is the nurse that the child first hears, and her words that he will first attempt to imitate.
The best thing anyone can do is be himself. Everyone was made different by God, and that's the way it should be. And if I were a writer or an announcer starting out, I don't think I'd imitate anybody. I'd try to be whatever I am.
In my movies, I'm not trying to erase any old image of myself, really. And also I'm not trying to imitate anyone or follow in their footsteps, because I know, Burt Reynolds was just one of the people that told me this, I know how you can only last in this business if you got something special to offer, just by being yourself.
I always admired virtue - but I could never imitate it.
It is better to imitate ancient than modern work.
Leonardo da Vinci
Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
T. S. Eliot
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.
Kings in this world should imitate God, their mercy should be above their works.
I don't want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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