imitation

A Quote by Saint Francis of Assisi on belief, humility, imitation, life, simplicity, and truth

The Lord called me by the way of simplicity and humility, and this way He hath shown me in truth for me and those who will believe and imitate me. And therefore I would that ye name not to me any rule, neither of St. Augustine, nor St. Benedict, nor of Bernard, nor any way or form of living, but that which was mercifully shown and given me by the Lord.

Saint Francis of Assisi (c. 1181 - 1226)

Source: The Mirror of Perfection

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A Quote by Richard Franck on art, imitation, inventions, motherhood, nature, and necessity

Art imitates Nature, and necessity is the mother of invention.

Richard Franck

Source: Northern Memoirs (written in 1658, printed in 1694).

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on conviction, education, envy, good, ignorance, imitation, suicide, time, and universe

There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on imitation

Insist on yourself; never imitate.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on imitation and suicide

Imitation is suicide.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on art, imitation, and life

Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Niccoló Machiavelli on imitation

A prince being thus obliged to know well how to act as a beast must imitate the fox and the lion, for the lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten wolves.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)

Source: The prince, 1532

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on good, imitation, and nature

Good painters imitate nature, bad ones spew it up.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

Source: "El Licenciado Vidriera."

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on imitation and revenge

To refrain from imitation is the best revenge.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on art, imitation, inferiority, and nature

No form of Nature is inferior to Art; for the arts merely imitate natural forms.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

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