originality

A Quote by Hosea Ballou on originality

Pretension almost always overdoes the original, and hence exposes itself.

Hosea Ballou (1771 - 1852)

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A Quote by Herman Melville on failure, imitation, originality, and success

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on america, books, experience, novelty, originality, thought, universe, and world

How novel and original must be each new mans view of the universe - for though the world is so old - & so many books have been written - each object appears wholly undescribed to our experience - each field of thought wholly unexplored - The whole world is an America, a New World.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: 2 April 1852, Journal 4:421

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on errors, originality, repentance, and sorrow

One cannot too soon forget his errors and misdemeanors for to dwell long upon them is to add to the offense, and repentance and sorrow can only be displaced by somewhat better, and which is as free and original as if they had not been.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henri Louis Bergson on faith, kindness, meaning, originality, and poetry

All the translations of a poem in all possible languages may add nuance to nuance and, by a kind of mutual retouching, by correcting one another, may give an increasingly faithful picture of the poem they translate, yet they will never give the inner meaning of the original.

Henri Bergson (1859 - 1941)

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A Quote by Hannah Arendt on fame and originality

The ceaseless, senseless demand for original scholarship in a number of fields, where only erudition is now possible, has led either to sheer irrelevancy, the famous knowing of more and more about less and less. . . .

Hannah Arendt (1906 - 1975)

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A Quote by George Lucas on chance, cinema, originality, success, and thought

I thought it was too wacky for the general public. On his original opinion of his movie's chances for success, 1997.

George Lucas

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A Quote by George Dantzig on originality, planning, problems, research, stability, time, uncertainty, and world

. . . it is interesting to note that the original problem that started my research is still outstanding - namely the problem of planning or scheduling dynamically over time, particularly planning dynamically under uncertainty. If such a problem could be successfully solved it could eventually through better planning contribute to the well-being and stability of the world.

George Dantzig (1914 - ?)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on common sense, courage, good, meaning, and originality

A man of great common sense and good taste, - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Notes, Julius Cæsar

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on originality and world

What the world calls originality is only an unaccustomed method of tickling it.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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