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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Imitation
 
As the old birds sing the young ones twitter.  German, Danish.  1
As the old cock crows so crow the young.  2
As the old cock crows, the young cock learns.  3
By looking at squinting people you learn to squint.  Ovid.  4
Easy to look at, difficult to imitate.  Chinese.  5
If our child squints our neighbor’s child has a cast in both eyes.  Livonian.  6
Imitate Ssw-ma who laid up much secret merit.  Chinese.  7
Imitation is natural to man from infancy.  Spenser.  8
Imitation is the sincerest flattery.  Colton.  9
No man doth accompany with others but he learneth ere he is aware some gesture, voice, or fashion.  Bacon.  10
No man ever became great by imitation.  Dr. Johnson.  11
One dog looks at something, and a hundred dogs at him.  Chinese.  12
 
 
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