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Original Poems for Infant Minds My MotherWho ran to help me when I fell,And would some pretty story tell,Or kiss the place to make it wellMy Mother.
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Original thought is like original sin: both happened before you were born to people you could not have possibly met.
– Fran LebowitzRate it:
Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself.
– James StephensRate it:
Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for, and constantly quarrel with.
– Thomas CarlyleRate it:
Originality is better off than imitation. Yes! because originality endows peculiarity, which at the long run leads to profitability and excellence. Whereas, imitation brings about limitation, which often leads to frustration and mediocrity i.e. you've got to be original rather than imitation. Therefore, dare to be and remain original in all your undertakings. Besides that, whoever that continues to imitate someone else or others will definitely end up a copycat QED.
– Emeasoba GeorgeRate it:
Originality is merely an illusion.
– M. C. EscherRate it:
Originality is not seen in single words or even sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing.
– Isaac Bashevis SingerRate it:
Originality is nothing by judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.
– Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireRate it:
Originality is simply a pair of fresh eyes.
– Thomas W. HigginsonRate it:
Originality is the art of concealing your source.
– Franklin P. JonesRate it:
Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.
– Laurence J. PeterRate it:
Originally, God was to save individual mind from despair if not disaster, love was an attempt by one mind to possess another mind and justice was a mind's concern for all other minds. In case of the first, mind is too weak and fearful to understand itself. In the second, the nature cripples the reason and over powers human mind! In the third situation, the reason is more evolved and makes the human mind to stand on its own and does what best is possible with respect to other minds!
– Thiruman ArchunanRate it:
Ornaments were invented by modesty.
– Joseph JoubertRate it:
Orthodox medicine has not found an answer to your complaint. However, luckily for you, I happen to be a quack.
– Richter cartoon captionRate it:
Orthodoxy is Unconsciousness.
– George OrwellRate it:
Orthodoxy means not thinking - not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.
– George Orwell, 1984Rate it:
Orthodoxy means not thinking--not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.
– George Orwell, 1984Rate it:
Oscar Wilde said that the gods punish us in two ways: first, they don’t give us what we want, then, they do. He forgot the third way: we finally see the cost of getting it.
– Perry BrassRate it:
Oscar Wilde: "I wish I had said that." Whistler: "You will, Oscar; you will.
– Oscar WildeRate it:
Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy.
– Edwin Hubbel ChapinRate it:
Other exercises develop single powers and muscles, but dancing embellishes, exercises, and equalizes all the muscles at once.
– Jean PaulRate it:
Other nations use force; we Britons alone use Might.
– Evelyn WaughRate it:
Other people have a nationality. The Irish and the Jews have a psychosis.
– Brendan BehanRate it:
Other people may not have high expectations of me, But I have high expectations for myself.
– Shannon MillerRate it:
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.
– Anthony BrandtRate it:

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