originality

A Quote by Karl Kraus on beginning, day, originality, and world

The world has become uglier since it began to look into a mirror every day; so let us settle for the mirror image and do without an inspection of the original.

Karl Kraus (1874 - 1936)

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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 Joseph Addison on heaven and originality

The spacious firmament on high, With all the blue ethereal sky, And spangled heavens, a shining frame, Their great Original proclaim.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Ode.

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A Quote by John Wilmot Rochester on age, danger, fate, jealousy, originality, poets, spelling, temptation, and thinking

Original spelling. But Dulness sits at Helm, and in this Age, Governs on Councils, Pulpits, and the Stage: Here a dull Councellor ador'd we see, And there a Poet, duller yet than he, With beardless Bishop, dullest of the three, 'Tis dangerous to think - For who by thinking tempts his jealous Fate, Is straight arraign'd as Traytor to the State, And none that come within the Verge of Sense, Have to Preferment now the least Pretence. . . .

John Wilmot Rochester (1647 - 1680)

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on originality

Originality is the one thing which unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: On Liberty, 1859

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on good and originality

All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: On Liberty, 1859

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A Quote by John Shedd on originality and world

When there is an original sound in the world, it makes a hundred echoes.

John Shedd

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A Quote by John Milton on excess, glory, losing, and originality

His form had yet not lost All her original brightness, nor appear'd Less than archangel ruin'd, and th' excess Of glory obscur'd.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 591.

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A Quote by John Miller on originality, people, quiet, and time

People who take the time to be alone usually have depth, originality, and quiet reserve.

John Miller

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A Quote by John Locke on destruction, liberty, obedience, originality, people, power, safety, security, slavery, society, and war

. . . whenever the Legislators endeavour to take away, and destroy the Property of the People, or to reduce them to Slavery under Arbitrary Power, they put themselves into a state of War with the People, who are thereupon absolved from any farther Obedience. . . . [Power then] devolves to the People, who have a Right to resume their original Liberty, and, by the Establishment of a new Legislative (such as they shall think fit) provide for their own Safety and Security, which is the end for which they are in Society.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Second Treatise of Government, 1690

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