31 Quotes About People Copying You


You may be familiar with the old sign of flattery comes in the form of imitation. It is a natural process of learning in life that children experience. These quotes about people copying you show how we naturally thrive and innovate the world around us by learning from each other.

“Acquiring knowledge is a form of imitation.”

“Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.”

“Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it.”

“An original is worth more than a copy.”

“An original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate.”

“Anybody who is imitating somebody else, no matter who it us, is heading in the wrong direction. It is impossible to become like somebody else. Your only hope is to become more fully yourself.”

“As much as I live I shall not imitate them or hate myself for being different to them”

“Be yourself because an original is always worth more than a copy.”

“Be yourself because an original is worth more than just a copy.”

“Do not repeat after me words that you do not understand. Do not merely put on a mask of my ideas, for it will be an illusion and you will thereby deceive yourself.”

“Greatness without models? Inconceivable. One could not be the thing itself – Reality. One must be satisfied with symbols.”

“If you choose to be fearless, then be fearlessly authentic not an imitation of someone you envy.”

“Imitation is human intelligence in its most dynamic aspect.”

“Imitation is not inspiration, and inspiration only can give birth to a work of art. The least of man’s original emanation is better than the best of borrowed thought.”

“Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery – it’s the sincerest form of learning.”

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but theft is a sin.”

“Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.”

“Invention, using the term most broadly, and imitation, are the two legs, so to call them, on which the human race historically has walked.”

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

“Originals cost more than imitations.”

“Parrots mimic their owners. Their owners consider that a sign of intelligence.”

“People can copy anything; your mode of dressing, the way you talk, walk, dance, sing, cry, but they will find it very hard to imitate the way you donate money.”

“Silence is golden but too long a silence an imitation junk”

“Stay true to yourself. An original is worth more than a copy.”

“There is only one thing which is generally safe from plagiarism — self-denial.”

“Through others we become ourselves.”

“To do just the opposite is also a form of imitation.”

“To make clever people believe we are what we are not is in most instances harder than really to become what we want to seem to be.”

“When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.”

“You were born an original work of art. Stay original.”

“Your original self is worth more than your imitation of someone else.”

Many people shun the action of imitation and copying especially in creative industries. However, there are many defensive arguments made regarding the right of free sharing and copying.

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