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Quote :: Plagiarism

"When a thing has been said and said well; have no scruple. Take it and copy it." -Anatole France

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

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

"What a good thing Adam had. When he said a good thing, he knew nobody had said it before." - Mark Twain

"Originality is undetected plagiarism." - William R. Inge

"Genius borrows nobly." - Emerson

"Nothing is said which has not been said before." - Terence

"About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgement." - Josh Billings

"Stealing a ride on someone else's train of thought." - Russell E. Curran

"Borrowing, if it be not bettered by the borrower." - John Milton

"The highest form of compliment and the lowest form of larceny." - Anonymous

"Plagiarist: an educated pickpocket and a literary body-snatcher." - Anonymous

"When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other." - Eric Hoffer

"One Sunday morning after attending a church service, Mark Twain approached the pastor and said, 'I enjoyed your service this morning. I welcomed it like an old friend. In fact, I have a book at home containing every word of it.' The minister said, 'You have not!' Twain insisted, 'Yes, I have. I'll send it to you.' The next day, someone delivered a copy of an unabridged dictionary."

"To take the thought or style of another writer." - Ambrose Bierce

"Another man's ideas dressed up." - Solomon Bushkin

"The only 'ism' Hollywood believes in." - Dorothy Parker

"An act which aids the novice." - Anonymous


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