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It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. - Herman Melville


The more intelligent one is, the more men of originality one finds. Ordinary people find no difference between men. - Blaise Pascal


What is originality? Undetected plagiarism. - Dean William Ralph Inge


The world in general doesn't know what to make of originality; it is startled out of its comfortable habits of thought, and its first reaction is one of anger. - W. Somerset Maugham


Originality is unexplored territory. You get there by carrying a canoe, you can't take a taxi. - Alan Alda


He's a man of great common sense and good taste, meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage. - George Bernard Shaw


Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear, but forgetting where you heard it. - Dr. Laurence J. Peters


All good things which exist are the fruits of originality. - John Stuart Mill


Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself. - James Stephens