We are what we are; we gain nothing by copying others.
Don’t expect anything original from an echo.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
One dog barks at something, and a hundred bark at the sound.
Insist on yourself; never imitate.
To do just the opposite is also a form of imitation.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
There is much difference between imitating a man and counterfeiting him.
Men nearly always follow the tracks made by others and proceed in their affairs by imitation, even though they cannot entirely keep to the tracks of others or emulate the prowess of their models. So a prudent man should always follow in the footsteps of great men and imitate those who have been outstanding. If […]
When we compare we compete. When we compete we imitate. When we imitate we cheat ourselves.