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Perish those who said our good things before we did. (Quote by - Aelius Donatus)

I don't like composers who think. It gets in the way of their plagiarism. (Quote by - Howard Dietz)

The bees pillage the flowers here and there but they make honey of them which is all their own; it is no longer thyme or marjolaine: so the pieces borrowed from others he will transform and mix up into a work all his own. (Quote by - Michael Eyquen de Montaigne)

About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment. (Quote by - Josh Billings)

Steal!--to be sure they may; and egad, serve your best thoughts as gypsies do stolen children, disfigure them to make 'em pass for their own. (Quote by - Richard Brinsley Sheridan)

For such kind of borrowing as this, if it be not bettered by the borrower, among good authors is accounted plagiary. (Quote by - John Milton)

Who, to patch up his fame--or fill his purse-- Still pilfers wretched plans, and makes them worse; Like gypsies, lest the stolen brat be known, Defacing first, then claiming for his own. (Quote by - Charles Churchill)

When Shakespeare is charges with debts to his authors, Landor replies, Yet he was more original than his originals. He breathed upon dead bodies and brought them into life. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Amongst so many borrowed things, am glad if I can steal one, disguising and altering it for some new service. (Quote by - Michael Eyquen de Montaigne)

With him most authors steal their works, or buy; Garth did not write his own Dispensary. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

He that readeth good writers and pickes out their flowres for his own nose, is lyke a foole. (Quote by - Stephen Gosson)

The seed ye sow, another reaps; The wealth ye find, another keeps; The robes ye weave, another wears; The arms ye forge, another bears. (Quote by - Percy Bysshe Shelley)

Because they commonly make use of treasure found in books, as of other treasure belonging to the dead and hidden underground; for they dispose of both with great secrecy, defacing the shape and image of the one as much as of the other. (Quote by - Sir William Davenant)

It has come to be practically a sort of rule in literature, that a man, having once shown himself capable of original writing, is entitled thenceforth to steal from the writings of others at discretion. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Next o'er his books his eyes began to roll, In pleasing memory of all he stole; How here he sipp'd, how there he plunder'd snug, And suck'd all o'er like an industrious bug. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

Why, simpleton, do you mix your verses with mine? What have you to do, foolish man, with writings that convict you of theft? Why do you attempt to associate foxes with lions, and make owls pass for eagles? Though you had one of Ladas's legs, you would not be able, blockhead, to run with the other leg of wood. (Quote by - Marcus Valerius Martial)

Take the whole range of imaginative literature, and we are all wholesale borrowers. In every matter that relates to invention, to use, or beauty or form, we are borrowers. (Quote by - Wendell Phillips)

My books need no one to accuse or judge you: the page which is yours stands up against you and says, You are a thief. (Quote by - Marcus Valerius Martial)

Fine words! I wonder where you stole 'em. (Quote by - Jonathan Swift)

The Plagiarism of orators is the art, or an ingenious and easy mode, which some adroitly employ to change, or disguise, all sorts of speeches or their own composition, or that of other authors, for their pleasure, or their utility; in such a manner that it becomes impossible even for the author himself to recognize his own work, his own genius, and his own style, so skillfully shall the whole be disguised. - Isaac D'Israeli, (Quote by - Isaac D'Israeli)

In these days of widespread illiteracy, functional illiteracy anything that keeps people stupid is a felony. (Quote by - Harlan Ellison)

Intentionally using the quotes of others without author attribution is plagiarism and contributes to illiteracy. (Quote by - Rain Bojangles)

Their writings are thoughts stolen from us by anticipation. (Quote by - Alexis Piron)

Art is either plagiarism or revolution. (Quote by - Paul Gauguin)

When 'Omer smote 'is bloomin' lyre, He'd 'eard men sing by land an' sea; An' what he thought 'e might require, 'E went an' took--the same as me. (Quote by - Rudyard Kipling)

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