One dog barks at something, and a hundred bark at the sound.
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.
If you can’t imitate him, don’t copy him.
It is not so much the example of others we imitate as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.
When in Rome, do as you done in Milledgeville.
The sense of inferiority inherent in the act of imitation breeds resentment. The impulse of the imitators is to overcome the model they imitate.
We do not imitate, but are a model to others.