„We are not imitating Hitler and Mussolini. They are imitating us. They have just discovered what we knew for centuries: that a corporate, collectivist system pays.“

—  Toshio Shiratori, Quoted in "The American Mercury" - Page 157 - edited by Henry Louis Mencken - 1942.
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„He who imitates what is evil always goes beyond the example that is set; on the contrary, he who imitates what is good always falls short.“

—  Francesco Guicciardini Italian writer, historian and politician 1483 - 1540
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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
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„Somebody's paying the corporations that destroyed Iraq and the corporations that are rebuilding it. They're getting paid by the American taxpayer in both cases. So we pay them to destroy the country, and then we pay them to rebuild it.“

—  Noam Chomsky american linguist, philosopher and activist 1928
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„To imitate the ostrich in political matters has never been a satisfactory method of avoiding danger; yet this is what Hitler, as well as his more important political, economic and even military advisers, chose to do over and over again.“

—  Heinz Guderian German general 1888 - 1954
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„One of the techniques that I use to imitate psychic phenomena is photographic memory.“

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„The efficient use of plausible reasoning is a practical skill and it is learned… by imitation and practice.“

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