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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Plagiarism (26 Quotations)

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About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.
~ Josh Billings

 

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They lard their lean books with the fat of others work.
~ Sir Richard Burton

 

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And for the citation of so many authors, 'tis the easiest thing in nature. Find out one of these books with an alphabetical index, and without any farther ceremony, remove it verbatim into your own... there are fools enough to be thus drawn into an opinion of the work; at least, such a flourishing train of attendants will give your book a fashionable air, and recommend it for sale.
~ Miguel De Cervantes

 

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Plagiarists are always suspicious of being stolen from.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 

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Ideas improve. The meaning of words participates in the improvement. Plagiarism is necessary. Progress implies it. It embraces an author's phrase, makes use of his expressions, erases a false idea, and replaces it with the right idea.
~ Guy Debord

 

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Plagiarists at least have the quality of preservation.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

 

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Perish those who said our good things before we did.
~ Donatus

 

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He invades authors like a monarch; and what would be theft in other poets is only victory in him.
~ John Dryden

 

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Nothing is new except arrangement.
~ William J. Durant

 

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Genius Borrows nobly.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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When a thing has been said and said well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.
~ Anatole France

 

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There is much difference between imitating a man and counterfeiting him.
~ Benjamin Franklin

 

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What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.
~ Dean William R. Inge

 

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They castrate the books of other men in order that with the fat of their works they may lard their own lean volumes.
~ Jovius

 

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I don't think anybody steals anything; all of us borrow.
~ B. B. King

 

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Stealing things is a glorious occupation, particularly in the art world.
~ Malcolm Mclaren

 

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Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.
~ Wilson Mizner

 

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If you steal from one author, it's plagiarism; if you steal from many, it's research.
~ Wilson Mizner

 

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Taking something from one man and making it worse is plagiarism.
~ George Moore

 

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Most writers steal a good thing when they can, and when 'Tis safely got 'Tis worth the winning. The worst of 't is we now and then detect em, they ever dream that we suspect em.
~ Bryan Waller Proctor

 

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