Reference > Quotations > Hoyt & Roberts, comps. > Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Imitation
 
  L’imitazione del male supera sempre l’esempio; comme per il contrario, l’imitazione del bene è sempre inferiore.
  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.
        Guicciardini—Storia d’ Italia.
  1
Respicere exemplar vitæ morumque jubebo
Doctum imitatorem, et veras hinc ducere voces.
  I would advise him who wishes to imitate well, to look closely into life and manners, and thereby to learn to express them with truth.
        Horace—Are Poetica. CCCXVII.
  2
Pindarum quisquis studet æmulari,
Iule ceratis ope Dædalea
Nititur pennis, vitreo daturus
Nomina ponto.
  He who studies to imitate the poet Pindar, O Julius, relies on artificial wings fastened on with wax, and is sure to give his name to a glassy sea.
        Horace—Carmina. IV. 2. 1.
  3
            Dociles imitandis
Turpibus ac pravis omnes sumus.
  We are all easily taught to imitate what is base and depraved.
        Juvenal—Satires. XIV. 40.
  4
C’est un bétail servile et sot à mon avis
Que les imitateurs.
  Imitators are a slavish herd and fools in my opinion.
        La Fontaine—Clymène. V. 54.
  5
Der Mensch ist ein nachahmendes Geschöpf.
Und wer der Vorderste ist, führt die Heerde.
  An imitative creature is man; whoever is foremost, leads the herd.
        Schiller—Wallenstein’s Tod. III. 4. 9.
  6
 
 
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors