A Quote by Eric Hoffer on imitation, reflection, and words

It is not so much the example of others we imitate as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Emile De Girardin on good, imitation, mind, and modesty

Good taste is the modesty of the mind; that is why it cannot be either imitated or acquired.

Emile De Girardin

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A Quote by Edward O. Wilson on diversity, garden, imitation, impulses, life, nature, and pleasure

Biophilia: the innate pleasure from living abundance and diversity as manifested by the human impulse to imitate Nature with gardens.

Edward O. Wilson

Source: Consilience

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on confidence, heart, imitation, people, and sincerity

Sincerity is an open heart. Few people show it; usually what we see is an imitation put on to snare the confidence of others.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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A Quote by Dr. Joyce Brothers on flattery, imitation, and listening

Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.

Dr. Joyce Brothers (1928 -)

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A Quote by Confucius on experience, imitation, learning, reflection, and wisdom

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and Third, by experience, which is the bitterest.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on correction, good, imitation, men, and teachers

If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on imitation and truth

In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Christian Nestell Bovée on action, admiration, generosity, habits, imitation, influence, reason, and thought

Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire. A generous habit of thought and action carries with it an incalculable influence.

Christian Bovee (1820 - 1904)

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A Quote by Charles Robert Darwin on animals, boasts, curiosity, emotion, imitation, intuition, love, memory, reason, and senses

We have seen that the senses and intuitions, the various emotions and faculties, such as love, memory, attention and curiosity, imitation, reason, etc., of which man boasts, may be found in an incipient, or even sometimes in a well-developed condition, in the lower animals.

Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882)

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