imitation

A Quote by Muhammad Asad on shaykh mustafa al-maraghi, al-azhar, islam, muslims, ijtihad, imitation, reform, and thought

They are like those sacred cows in India which, I am told, eat up all the printed paper they can find in the streets... Yes, they gobble up all the printed pages from books that have been written centuries ago, but they do not digest them. They no longer think for themselves; they read and repeat, read and repeat - and the students who listen to them learn only to read and repeat, generation after generation. ...on the whole, Al-Azhar has lapsed into the sterility from which the whole Muslim world is suffering... If there is to be any change for the better, thinking must be encouraged instead of the present thought-imitation...

~ Shaykh Mustafa al-Maraghi, Quoted by Muhammad Asad in The Road To Mecca

Muhammad Asad

Source: The Road to Mecca

Contributed by: mattmoes

A Quote by Niccoló Machiavelli on track, imitation, prowess, emulate, prudence, and greatness

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.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)

Source: The Prince, ch. 6, 1514

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Kandra Gardner on trust, reflection, manifesetation, imitation, and expression

 

Expressions of replica...


Consideration of periphery as existent...


Contemplation of imitation as authentic...


Fear of exposure...


Merely a likeness of you...

for your reflection remains hidden


Trust the manifestation .....

it is your inner self ...

evident at it's core

Kandra J Gardner

Contributed by: Kandra

A Quote by bushidozen on life, personality, and imitation

The only kind of person I would like to be is the kind of person who likes to be me.

bushidozen

Contributed by: bushidozen

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on envy, ignorance, imitation, and suicide

Envy is ignorance. Imitation is suicide.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Shakespeare on action, death, friendship, humility, imitation, modesty, peace, stillness, and war

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, Or close the wall up with our English dead! In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility; But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger: Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: King Henry V, Act III, Scene 1

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Shakespeare on action, humility, imitation, modesty, nature, peace, spirit, stillness, and war

In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility: But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger; Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage; Then lend the eye a terrible aspect; . . . . Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide, Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit To his full height. On, on, you noblest English.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: King Henry V, Act 3, Scene 1

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Shakespeare on action, humility, imitation, modesty, peace, stillness, and war

In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility: But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger; Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood. . . .

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: King Henry V, Act 3, Scene 1 [short excerpt]

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Lawson on admiration, earth, imitation, motherhood, spirit, and world

What more delightsome than an infinite varietie of sweet smelling flowers? decking with sundry colours the greene mantle of the Earth, the universall Mother of us all, so by them bespotted, so dyed, that all the world cannot sample them, and wherein it is more fit to admire the Dyer, than imitate his workemanship. Colouring not onely the earth, but decking the ayre, and sweetning every breath and spirit.

William Lawson

Source: A New Orchard and Garden, 1618

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Butler Yeats on imitation, liberty, rest, and world

Swift has sailed into his rest; Savage indignation there Cannot lacerate his breast Imitate him if you dare, World-besotted traveler; he Served human liberty.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The Winding Stair and Other Poems, 1933;. Swift's Epitaph

Contributed by: Zaady

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