A Quote by Gamaliel Bradford on originality

The best translation is not that which is most like the original but that which is most different from it.

Gamaliel Bradford (1863 - 1932)

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A Quote by G. A. Studdert Kennedy on heroism, originality, pain, people, prayer, sorrow, and tears

We have taught our people to use prayer too much as a means of comfort - not in the original and heroic sense of uplifting, inspiring, strengthening, but in the more modern and baser sense of soothing sorrow, dulling pain, and drying tears - the comfort of the cushion, not the comfort of the Cross.

G. A. Studdert Kennedy

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on failure, good, memory, and originality

Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory is too good.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

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A Quote by François René Chateaubriand on imitation and originality

L'écrivain original n'est pas celui qui n'imite personne, mais celui que personne ne peut imiter. The original writer is not he who refrains from imitating others, but he who can be imitated by none.

Francois Rene Chateaubriand (1768 - 1848)

Source: Génie du Christianisme

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on chance, idleness, and originality

Perhaps our originality manifests itself most strikingly in what we do with that which we did not originate. To discover something wholly new can be a matter of chance, of idle tinkering, or even of the chronic dissatisfaction of the untalented.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on ideas, mediocrity, originality, water, and wine

The real Antichrist is he who turns the wine of an original idea into the water of mediocrity.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Edward Gibbon on books, habits, learning, originality, and thinking

Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on originality and rest

Nothing in progression can rest on its original plan. We may as well think of rocking a grown man in the cradle of an infant.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

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A Quote by Dr. George Grier on borrowing, ideas, inventions, originality, and people

It is not at all likely that anyone ever had a totally original idea. He may put together old ideas into a new combination, but the elements which made up the new combination were mostly acquired from other people. Without many borrowed ideas there would be no inventions, new movements or anything else that is classed as new.

Dr. George Grier

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A Quote by Douglas Jerrold on authors, death, debt, life, and originality

When Shakespeare is charged with debts to his authors, Landor replies, "Yet he was more original than his originals. He breathed upon dead bodies and brought them into life."

Douglas Jerrold (1803 - 1857)

Source: Quotation and Originality.

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