Nothing is said which has not been said before.
—Terence Ancient Roman Playwright
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
—Herman Melville (1819–91) American Novelist, Short Story Writer, Essayist, Poet
Borrowed thoughts, like borrowed money, only show the poverty of the borrower.
—Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington (1789–1849) Irish Novelist, Writer