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You may imitate, but never counterfeit.

Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) French novelist.

Imitation belittles.

Christian Nevell Bovee (1820-1904) American author y lawyer.

An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original.

Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) French author and filmmaker.

Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.

Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) Spanish surrealist painter.

Imitation is suicide.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.


To equal a predecessor, one must have twice they worth.

Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658) Spanish Philosopher, and Writer.

When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American philosopher and author.

Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who we cannot resemble.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.

No man was ever great by imitation.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist.