Quotes: Plagiarism

(research of ideas or writings from other sources and making them worse—or better)


Plagiarism is copying the words of other writers; research is recycling their ideas.

—Robert Half

If you steal from one author it's plagiarism; if you steal from many it's research.

—Wilson Mizner (American sportsman and wit)

About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.

—Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw) (1818-1885)

What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.

—Dean William R. Inge

Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation.

—Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

The difference between a bad artist and a good one is: The bad artist seems to copy a great deal; the good one really does.

—William Blake (1757-1827)

Goethe said there would be little left of him if he were to discard what he owed to others.

—Charlotte Cushman

Remember that God made your eyes—so don't shade your eyes—plagiarize.

—Tom Lehrer

Taking something from one man and making it worse is plagiarism.

—George Moore (On the other hand, making it better is originality.)-Laurence J. Peter

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Pointing to a page about a plagiarism Plagiarism: Past and Present.

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