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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.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Charles Caleb Colton
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
I know imitation is the highest form of flattery, but stealing one's identity is totally different.
Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength.
Imitation is the highest form of flattery, but clones kind of get it wrong because we are promoting individuality and being proud of being yourself.
There is no original or primary gender a drag imitates, but gender is a kind of imitation for which there is no original.
The reason is that for many years I have avoided reading anything whatsoever that approaches my own line of country, out of a somewhat fanatical desire to avoid the risk of unconscious imitation.
All art is but imitation of nature.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The Cube is an imitation of life itself - or even an improvement on life.
My cut is blunt and futuristic, and Nicki Minaj started wearing that bob on her head after she came to my show, so at the end of the day, I know what I do, and I know what I possess, and I know who I am. I'm a trendsetter. The biggest form of flattery is imitation, so I'm flattered.
Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'
Edgar Allan Poe
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.
I don't have to be an imitation of a white woman that Hollywood sort of hoped I'd become. I'm me, and I'm like nobody else.
I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing.
The bad gains respect through imitation, the good loses it especially in art.
Plot, rules, nor even poetry, are not half so great beauties in tragedy or comedy as a just imitation of nature, of character, of the passions and their operations in diversified situations.
In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
The human is indissolubly linked with imitation: a human being only becomes human at all by imitating other human beings.
Imitation is obviously a great form of flattery.
Art begins in imitation and ends in innovation.
No man was ever great by imitation.
Nature is commonplace. Imitation is more interesting.
When you do an interview with me, you're talking to a cheap imitation of the person that I really am. There's no magic in my words, it's just me talking.
What goes on in abstract art is the proclaiming of aesthetic principles... It is in our own time that we have become aware of pure aesthetic considerations. Art never can be imitation.
My works are an imitation of my own past and present.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?
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