„If you can't imitate him, don't copy him.“

—  Yogi Berra

What Time Is It? You Mean Now?: Advice for Life from the Zennest Master of Them All, Simon and Schuster, 2003, ISBN 0743244532, p. 15
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jogador de beisebol americano 1925 - 2015

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„Fools talk of imitation and copying, all is imitation.“

—  Thomas Gainsborough English portrait and landscape painter 1727 - 1788

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„Virgil imitated Homer, but imitated him as a rival, not as a disciple.“

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„You must do nothing before him, which you would not have him imitate.“

—  John Locke, livro Some Thoughts Concerning Education

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Contexto: You must do nothing before him, which you would not have him imitate. If any thing escape you, which you would have pass as a fault in him, he will be sure to shelter himself under your example, and shelter himself so as that it will not be easy to come at him, to correct it in him the right way.

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„People talk about imitating Christ, and imitate Him in the little trifling formal things, such as washing the feet, saying His prayer, and so on; but if anyone attempts the real imitation of Him, there are no bounds to the outcry with which the presumption of that person is condemned.“

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Contexto: The great reformers of the world turn into the great misanthropists, if circumstances or organisation do not permit them to act. Christ, if He had been a woman, might have been nothing but a great complainer. Peace be with the misanthropists! They have made a step in progress; the next will make them great philanthropists; they are divided but by a line.
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„I can't stand Willy wet-leg,
can't stand him at any price.
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he lets you hit him twice.“

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