plagiarism

A Quote by H. Rentzsch on plagiarism, theft, idea, possession, and complaint

"Property in ideas is an insoluble contradiction.  [He who complains of "theft" of his idea] complains that something has been stolen which he still possesses, and he wants back something which, if given to him a thousand times, would add nothing to his possession."

H. Rentzsch

Source: Geistiges Eigenthum

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A Quote by Wilson Mizner on plagiarism, research, and writers

When you take stuff from one writer it's plagiarism; but when you take it from many writers, it's research.

Wilson Mizner (1876 - 1933)

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A Quote by Wilson Mizner on plagiarism and research

Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.

Wilson Mizner (1876 - 1933)

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A Quote by Thomas Andrew (Tom) Lehrer on mathematics, plagiarism, research, secrets, and success

In one word he told me the secret of success in mathematics: plagiarize; only be sure always to call it . . . research.

Tom Lehrer (1928 -)

Source: Lobachevski (A musical recording.)

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A Quote by Steven Wright on ideas, plagiarism, and research

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism - to steal from many is research.

Steven Wright (1955 -)

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A Quote by Paul Gauguin on art, plagiarism, and revolution

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.

Paul Gauguin

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A Quote by John Burke on authors, plagiarism, and research

If you steal from one author, it's plagiarism. If you steal from two, it's research.

John Burke

Source: Bogue's Progress: The Fabulous Adventures of Wilson Mizner chapter 9, p. 167 (1975).

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on honor, literature, and plagiarism

PLAGIARISM, n. A literary coincidence compounded of a discreditable priority and an honorable subsequence.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on plagiarism, style, and thought

PLAGIARIZE, v. To take the thought or style of another writer whom one has never, never read.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alfred Hitchcock on plagiarism and style

Self-plagiarism is style.

Alfred Hitchcock (1899 - 1980)

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