Plagiarism Sayings and Quotes

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

Self-plagiarism is style. Alfred Hitchcock
Art is either plagiarism or revolution. Paul Gauguin
All originality and no plagiarism makes for dull preaching. Charles Spurgeon
If you plagiarize others' techniques, you steel their emotions and tell your spectators a lie with your work. Works as such equal zero. Wu Guan-Zhong
There is much difference between imitating a man and counterfeiting him. Benjamin Franklin
To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic. Pablo Picasso
Nothing is said which has not been said before. Terence
Writers who copy or plagiarise others are dreaming in another man's sleep. Fennel Hudson
He invades authors like a monarch; and what would be theft in other poets is only victory in him. John Dryden
Originality is undetected plagiarism. William Ralph Inge
If we steal thoughts from the moderns, it will be cried down as plagiarism; if from the ancients, it will be cried up as erudition. Charles Caleb Colton
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. Albert Einstein
If you steal from one author it's plagiarism; if you steal from many it's research. Wilson Mizner
Stealing things is a glorious occupation, particularly in the art world. Malcolm McLaren
Plagiarism is the fear of a blank page. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Plagiarism is necessary. Progress implies it. Isidore Ducasse
Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation. Benjamin Disraeli
Most plagiarists, like the drone, have neither taste to select, industry to acquire, nor skill to improve, but impudently pilfer the honey ready prepared, from the hive. Walter Colton
Plagiarists are always suspicious of being stolen from. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research. Steven Wright
Plagiarism brings on bad karma and may lead to reincarnation as a bad piece of art or, worse, a bad politician. Jacques Vesery
Everything is not tradition, it's plagiarism. Eugenio d'Ors
All work and no plagiarism makes a dull speech. Jacob Braude
It's not plagiarism in the digital age – it's repurposing. Kenneth Goldsmith
The low-grade plagiarism of popularity will never lead you to true contentment. T. D. Jakes
Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal. Lionel Trilling
The ethics of plagiarism have turned into the narcissism of small differences: because journalism cannot own up to its heavily derivative nature, it must enforce originality on the level of the sentence. Malcolm Gladwell
Originality is nothing but judicious plagiarism. Voltaire
Plagiarism is basic to all culture. Pete Seeger
Anticipatory plagiarism occurs when someone steals your original idea and publishes it a hundred years before you were born. Robert K. Merton