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Quotation: Ralph Waldo Emerson on imitation


There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that … imitation is suicide.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Discuss

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Quotation: Jerome K. Jerome on egocentrism


The truth is, we each of us have an inborn conviction that the whole world, with everybody and everything in it, was created as a sort of necessary appendage to ourselves. Our fellow men and women were made to admire us and to minister to our various requirements.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) Discuss