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  1. Picture quote by Muhammad Ali about motivational

    The only limitations one has are the ones they place on themselves. ⏤ Muhammad Ali

  2. Picture quote by Sayings about success

    The definition of success is when you are free to do what you love, without any limitations. ⏤ Sayings

  3. Picture quote by Herman Melville about creativity

    It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. ⏤ Herman Melville

  4. Picture quote by Sayings about fear

    We are held back by fear, not limitations. ⏤ Sayings

  5. Picture quote by Albert Schweitzer about imitate

    Do something wonderful, people may imitate it. ⏤ Albert Schweitzer

  6. Picture quote about limitations

    You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.

  7. Picture quote by Elbert Hubbard about genius

    Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped. ⏤ Elbert Hubbard

  8. Picture quote by Bobby Umar about knowledge

    Know your limitations so you'll know how to exceed your limitations best. ⏤ Bobby Umar

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Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.

Eric Hoffer

It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else's life with perfection.

Bhagavad Gita

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Carl Jung

Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength.

Eric Hoffer

He who never walks except where he sees other men's tracks will make no discoveries.


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

Eric Hoffer

To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.

Pablo Picasso

Simplicity of all things is the hardest to be copy.

Sir Richard Steele

There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition.

Israel Zangwill

Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.

Salvador Dali

One who imitates what is bad always goes beyond his model; while one who imitates what is good always comes up short of it.

Francesco Guicciardini

To do the opposite of something is also a form of imitation, namely an imitation of its opposite.

G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg

To be as good as our fathers we must be better, imitation is not discipleship

Wendell Phillips

Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.


You may imitate, but never counterfeit.

Honore de Balzac

An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original.

Jean Cocteau

Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who we cannot resemble.

Samuel Johnson

Imitation is obviously a great form of flattery.

Peyton Manning

Whatever is well said by another, is mine.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

I have found some of the best reasons I ever had for remaining at the bottom simply by looking at the men at the top.

Frank Moore Colby

Imitation is the sincerest form of television.

Fred A. Allen

The only good imitations are those that poke fun at bad originals.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Nature is commonplace. Imitation is more interesting.

Gertrude Stein

To refrain from imitation is the best revenge.

Marcus Aurelius

No man was ever great by imitation.

Samuel Johnson

To equal a predecessor, one must have twice they worth.

Baltasar Gracian

Artistic genius is an expansion of monkey imitativeness.

W. Winwood Reade

The Cube is an imitation of life itself - or even an improvement on life.

Erno Rubik

The human is indissolubly linked with imitation: a human being only becomes human at all by imitating other human beings.

Theodor Adorno

Imitation is the highest form of flattery, but clones kind of get it wrong because we are promoting individuality and being proud of being yourself.

Brian Molko

Ignorance and a narrow education lay the foundation of vice, and imitation and custom rear it up.

Mary Astell

Posterity weaves no garlands for imitators.

Friedrich von Schiller

When I came up, it was all about originality and collective research. There is an awful lot of imitation going on now.

Steve Lacy

There is no original or primary gender a drag imitates, but gender is a kind of imitation for which there is no original.

Judith Butler

Imitation is the sincerest flattery.

Mahatma Gandhi

I think we always move from imitation to assimilation to innovation, but I can't name you 20 people outside those we've already recognized who ever got to point three: innovation.

David Baker

My works are an imitation of my own past and present.

Barbara Hepworth

Anyone who draws attention to himself as an individual, is viewed with suspicion. We acquired this tendency, of course, from America, and we must resist it: levelling, and imitation of what others are already doing.

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Unfortunately what came out of it was also kind of an imitation community with a lot of mindless conformity.

Bill Griffith

Imitation is the sincerest form of pain.

Roy Horn

The opponents of this process have always tried to vilify westernization as a poor imitation.

Orhan Pamuk

The reason is that for many years I have avoided reading anything whatsoever that approaches my own line of country, out of a somewhat fanatical desire to avoid the risk of unconscious imitation.

Leslie Charteris

The worst acting is about imitation.

Paul Guilfoyle

All bad Literature rests upon imperfect insight, or upon imitation, which may be defined as seeing at second-hand.

George Henry Lewes

The properties which differentiate living matter from any kind of inorganic imitation may be instinctively felt, but can hardly be formulated without expert knowledge.

Oliver Joseph Lodge

I don't like traditions, I am very personal, very independent, I don't like intimate ladies, I mean in German lieder there's a lot of copy, a lot of imitation, a lot of tradition, and this I have put it aside.

Victoria de los Angeles

Imitation, if it is not forgery, is a fine thing. It stems from a generous impulse, and a realistic sense of what can and cannot be done.

James Fenton

Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'

Edgar Allan Poe

Man's natural character is to imitate; that of the sensitive man is to resemble as closely as possible the person whom he loves. It is only by imitating the vices of others that I have earned my misfortunes.

Marquis De Sade

Imitation belittles.

Christian Nevell Bovee

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Charles Caleb Colton

I don't know if there is any one secret to successful writing, but one important step is to move beyond imitation and discover what you can write that no one else can - that is, find out who you are and write that in an appropriate narrative and style.

James Gunn

Rudeness is the weak person's imitation of strength.

Eric Hoffer

Most sorts of diversion in men, children and other animals, are in imitation of fighting.

Jonathan Swift

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.

Augusto Roa Bastos

Plot, rules, nor even poetry, are not half so great beauties in tragedy or comedy as a just imitation of nature, of character, of the passions and their operations in diversified situations.

Horace Walpole

Probably I, like a lot of people, became a writer in imitation of or in homage to the books I enjoyed. When you're so captivated by something, you think, could I do that? Hmm, let me try.

Curtis Sittenfeld

Of course as children, we all, in all cultures and societies, learn behavior from observation, imitation, and encouragement of various kinds. So by the suggestion made, we all 'pretend' most of the time.

Gary Gygax

I don't have to be an imitation of a white woman that Hollywood sort of hoped I'd become. I'm me, and I'm like nobody else.

Lena Horne

Of what use were the arts if they were only the reproduction and the imitation of life?

Alfred de Vigny

All art is but imitation of nature.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The false is nothing but an imitation of the true.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is well to respect the leader. Learn from him. Observe him. Study him. But don't worship him. Believe you can surpass. Believe you can go beyond. Those who harbor the second-best attitude are invariably second-best doers.

Dr. David Schwartz

The theologians have recognized that the ideal is the imitation of God. If we be a part of such an organic thing, this thing is God to us, as I am God to the cells that compose me.

Charles Fort

To be as good as our fathers we must be better, imitation is not discipleship.

Wendell Phillips

A long time ago, in a country not so far away, I was eight years old, doing my best Darth Vader imitation.

Hayden Christensen

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