"Originality consists in trying to be like everybody else --and failing."
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"I invent nothing, I rediscover."
"When there is an original sound in the world, it makes a hundred echoes."
"The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique."
"To put away one's own original thoughts in order to take up a book is a sin against the Holy Ghost."
"The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds."
"Originality is nothing but judicious plagiarism."
"I see nothing in it new and valuable. What is valuable is not new, and what is new is not valuable."
"Not everyone can be an orphan."
"Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy."
"Pride is the master sin of the devil, and the devil is the father of lies."
"That which is given with pride and ostentation is rather an ambition than a bounty."
"For his mourners will be outcast men, and outcasts always mourn."
"The landscape should belong to the people who see it all the time."
"Ownership is to fear."
"What is not yours always chirps for its master."
"Who, except the gods, can live time through forever without any pain?"
"The injuries we do and the injuries we suffer are seldom weighed on the same scales."
"The greatest evil is physical pain."
"The moment an ill can be patiently handled, it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain."
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