imitation

A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on desires, envy, imitation, people, and trying

We prefer people who are trying to imitate us more than those who are trying to equal us. This is because imitation is a sign of esteem, but the desire to equal others is a sign of envy.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Mae West on imitation and justice

I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing.

Mae West (1892 - 1980)

Source: "My Little Chickadee," 1940.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on god, imitation, lies, and nature

Nature, so far as in her lies, imitates God.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

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A Quote by Joseph Brodsky on defense, evil, extremism, happiness, imitation, originality, and thinking

The surest defense against Evil is extreme individualism, originality of thinking, whimsicality, even, if you will, eccentricity. That is, something that can't be feigned, faked, imitated; something even a seasoned impostor couldn't be happy with.

Joseph Brodsky (1940 -)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on death, faults, good, honor, imitation, and time

You will find it less easy to uproot faults than to choke them by gaining virtues. Do not think of your faults, still less of other's faults. In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong; honor that; try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on death, faults, good, imitation, and time

Do not think of your faults, still less of others' faults; look for what is good and strong, and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Logan on birds, certainty, clarity, companions, guests, guidance, heaven, imitation, music, songs, sorrow, time, and path

HAIL, beauteous stranger of the grove! Thou messenger of Spring! Now Heaven repairs thy rural seat, And woods thy welcome ring. What time the daisy decks the green, Thy certain voice we hear: Hast thou a star to guide thy path, Or mark the rolling year? Delightful visitant! with thee I hail the time of flowers, And hear the sound of music sweet From birds among the bowers. The schoolboy, wand'ring through the wood To pull the primrose gay, Starts, the new voice of Spring to hear And imitates thy lay. What time the pea puts on the bloom, Thou fli'st thy vocal vale, An annual guest in other lands, Another Spring to hail. Sweet bird! thy bower is ever green, Thy sky is ever clear; Thou hast no sorrow in thy song, No Winter in thy year! O could I fly, I'd fly with thee! We'd make, with joyful wing, Our annual visit o'er the globe, Companions of the Spring

John Logan (1748 - 1788)

Source: To the Cuckoo

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on colors, courage, hypocrisy, imitation, kindness, modesty, and quality

Courage and modesty are the most unequivocal of virtues, for they are of a kind that hypocrisy cannot imitate; they too have this quality in common, that they are expressed by the same color.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by James Baldwin on children, elderly, failure, good, imitation, and listening

Children have never been any good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

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A Quote by Israel Zangwill on danger, imitation, inspiration, and past

The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition.

Israel Zangwill (1864 - 1926)

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