Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
Limitazione del male supera sempre lesempio; comme per il contrario, limitazione 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. GuicciardiniStoria d Italia.
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. HoraceAre Poetica. CCCXVII.
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. HoraceCarmina. IV. 2. 1.