„Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.“

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Escritor, poeta e dramaturgo britânico de origem irlandesa 1854 - 1900

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

—  Joyce Brothers Joyce Brothers 1927 - 2013
As quoted in Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing (2006) by Larry Chang, p. 469

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„Imitation is the sincerest of flattery.“

—  Charles Caleb Colton British priest and writer 1780 - 1832
Lacon (1820), Vol. I; CCXVII

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„Goodman: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Kael: I hate it. It is very creepy being imitated.“

—  Pauline Kael American film critic 1919 - 2001
Interviews, Interview with Susan Goodman, Modern Maturity (March/April 1998) http://www.paulrossen.com/paulinekael/modernmaturity.html.

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Fred Allen photo

„Imitation is the sincerest form of television.“

—  Fred Allen comedian 1894 - 1956
Attributed in Newsweek, 14 January 1980.

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„The imitator dooms himself to hopeless mediocrity.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
Context: The imitator dooms himself to hopeless mediocrity. The inventor did it because it was natural to him, and so in him it has a charm. In the imitator something else is natural, and he bereaves himself of his own beauty, to come short of another man's. The Divinity College Address (1838)

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„Insult, not flattery, is the great aphrodisiac.“

—  Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983
The Complete Neurotic's Notebook (1981), Unclassified

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„Many owe their greatness to their enemies. Flattery is fiercer than hatred, for hatred corrects the faults flattery had disguised.“

—  Baltasar Gracián, livro Oráculo Manual e Arte de Prudência
The Art of Worldly Wisdom (1647), Fabricáronles a muchos su grandeza sus malévolos. Más fiera es la lisonja que el odio, pues remedia éste eficazmente las tachas que aquélla disimula. Maxim 84 (p. 47)

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

—  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg German scientist, satirist 1742 - 1799
Aphorisms (1765-1799), Notebook D (1773-1775), D 96 Variant translation: To do just the opposite is also a form of imitation.

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„No form of Nature is inferior to Art; for the arts merely imitate natural forms.“

—  Marcus Aurelius, Meditações
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919), Meditations. xi. 10.

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