Once the good man was dead, one wore his hat and another his sword as he had worn them, a third had himself barbered as he had, a fourth walked as he did, but the honest man that he was -- nobody any longer wanted to be that.
Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799) German scientist, satirist and anglophile.
Disciples be damned. It's not interesting. It's only the masters that matter. Those who create.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Spanish painter.
Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is usually Judas who writes the biography.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.