Imitation Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old imitation quotes, imitation sayings, and imitation proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Imitation is the highest form of flattery, but clones kind of get it wrong because we are promoting individuality and being proud of being yourself.     

Brian Molko

The false is nothing but an imitation of the true.     

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Imitation, if noble and general, insures the best hope of originality.     

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.     


When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.     

Eric Hoffer

Imitation, if it is not forgery, is a fine thing. It stems from a generous impulse, and a realistic sense of what can and cannot be done.     

James Fenton

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.     

Herman Melville

Imitation is the sincerest form of insecurity.     

Polly Bergen

Imitation is the sincerest of flattery.     

Charles Caleb Colton

No man was ever great by imitation.     

Samuel Johnson

To do the opposite of something is also a form of imitation, namely an imitation of its opposite.     

Georg C. Lichtenberg