"Imitation is suicide."
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"To equal a predecessor, one must have twice they worth."
"When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other."
"Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who we cannot resemble."
"No man was ever great by imitation."
"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."
"The only good imitations are those that poke fun at bad originals."
"There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations."
"To do the opposite of something is also a form of imitation, namely an imitation of its opposite."
"To be as good as our fathers we must be better, imitation is not discipleship"
"To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic."
"Artistic genius is an expansion of monkey imitativeness."
"Posterity weaves no garlands for imitators."
"We forfeit three-quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people."
"Whatever is well said by another, is mine."
"Simplicity of all things is the hardest to be copy."
"Nature is commonplace. Imitation is more interesting."
"He who never walks except where he sees other men's tracks will make no discoveries."
"Alien. An American sovereign in his probationary state."
"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying."
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