By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.— Confucius
Unusual Imitated quotations
Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
Do you know why people like violence? It is because it feels good.
Humans find violence deeply satisfying. But remove the satisfaction, and the act becomes hollow.
There are players that try to imitate others, but at free-kick time it is a personal thing. Every person has their own technique and routine when they stand over the ball and I have mine, I am not trying to copy anyone.
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
I have good pronunciation no matter what language I speak.
Maybe it’s because my specialties are rapping and imitating others
I am a missionary, heart and soul. God had an only Son, and He was a missionary and a physician. I am a poor, poor imitation of Him, or wish to be. In this service I hope to live; in it I wish to die!
Healing of the physical without the change in the mental and spiritual aspects brings little real help to the individual in the end. How true, because the mind and the body imprint and imitate each other. What we think, we become. What we become, we think. It's an insidious process that can predispose us to illness or it can lead us to health.
It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else's life with perfection.
The Bauhaus fights imitation, inferior craftsmanship and artistic dilettantism
Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.
Man is an idiot. He doesn't know how to do anything without copying, without imitating, without plagiarizing, without aping. It might even have been that man invented generation by coitus after seeing the grasshopper copulate.
The first thing about the angels that we ought to imitate, is their consciousness of the Presence of God.
The most complete revenge is not to imitate the aggressor.
Back in the day, music imitated life.
Now it's the opposite way around: life is imitating music. It's like whatever the rappers say, people think that that's how we're supposed to be; but back then, we kind of looked at the streets, and we made music for that.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men;
for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise.
If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher.
I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.
Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength.
I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes.
Work hard and figure out how to be useful and don't try to imitate anybody else's success. Figure out how to do it for yourself with yourself.
In imitating the exemplary acts of a god or of a mythic hero, or simply by recounting their adventures, the man of an archaic society detaches himself from profane time and magically re-enters the Great Time, the sacred time.
I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature; lace always evokes for me those incomparable designs which the branches and leaves of trees embroider across the sky, and I do not think that any invention of the human spirit could have a more graceful or precise origin.
She had caprices of a marvellous unexpectedness, and how is any one to imitate a caprice?
Chaplin made me laugh and cry without saying a word.
I had an instinct. I was touched by the soul of Chaplin - Mime is not an imitator but a creator.
The key to success for everything in business, science and technology is never to follow the others.
There are three kinds of people: 1. Innovators. 2. Imitators. 3. Idiots.
I'm not a star. I'll never be a Frank Sinatra or Elvis Presley or a Ray Charles. I'm just an imitator, man. I'm doing a very bad imitation on the bass of Jerry Jemmott, Bernard Odum, Jimmy Fielder, Jimmy Blanton, Igor Stravinsky, Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, James Brown, Charlie Parker... the cats, man. I'm just backing up the cats.
The picture is the imitation and converted reality of the goods, in short, an indirect substitute for reality.
The function of education is to help you from childhood not to imitate anybody, but be yourself all the time.
Tis' better to live your own life imperfectly than to imitate someone else's perfectly.
Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
One way for attaining Bhakti is by repeating the name of God a number of times.
Mantras have effect: the mere repetition of words.... To obtain Bhakti, seek the company of holy men who have Bhakti, and read books like the Gita and the Imitation of Christ; always think of the attributes of God.