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Famous Plagiarism Quotes

We recently had an active discussion on our WriteCheck Facebook fan page about the quote, "If you copy from one author, it's plagiarism. If you copy from two, it's research", and who originally said it (including the source, of course!):

Below are more quotes from famous authors, artists and public figures who voiced their opinion about plagiarism:

"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 Source: FamousQuotesandauthors.com

"What a good thing Adam had. When he said a good thing, he knew nobody had said it before." - Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer. Source: Proverbia.net

"There is much difference between imitating a man and counterfeiting him." - Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher. Source: Proverbia.net

“To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic” - Pablo Picasso Source: Worldofquotes.com

“He that readeth good writers and pickes out their flowres for his own nose, is lyke a foole.” - Stephen Gosson Quotes Source: In the School of Abuse--Loyterers

“Intentionally using the quotes of others without author attribution is plagiarism and contributes to illiteracy.” - Rain Bojangles Source: Quotesdaddy.com

"Borrowed thoughts, like borrowed money, only show the poverty of the borrower." - Lady Marguerite Blessington, Countess of Blessington Source: Quotesincan.com

What's your favorite plagiarism quote?

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