Imitation Quotes

Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.

Every man is a borrower and a mimic; life is theatrical and literature a quotation.

The only good imitations are those that poke fun at bad originals.

Any style formed in imitation of some model must be affected and straight-laced.

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.