The Plagiarism of orators is the art, or an ingenious and easy mode, which some adroitly employ to change, or disguise, all sorts of speeches of their own composition, or that of other authors, for their pleasure, or their utility; in such a manner that it becomes impossible even for the author himself to recognise his own work, his own genius, and his own style, so skilfully shall the whole be disguised.
Curiosities of Literature, Professors of Plagiarism and Obscurity.
Theories of genius are the peculiar constructions of our own philosophical times; ages of genius had passed away, and they left no other record than their works; no preconcerted theory described the workings of the imagination to be without imagination, nor did they venture to teach how to invent invention.Isaac D'israeli
Candour is the brightest gem of criticism.Isaac D'israeli
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.Isaac D'israeli
To bend and prostrate oneself to express sentiments of respect, appears to be a natural motion.Isaac D'israeli
Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation.Isaac D'israeli
Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.Isaac D'israeli
Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.Isaac D'israeli
After the golden age of Latinity, we gradually slide into the silver, and at length precipitately descend into the iron.Isaac D'israeli
The poet and the painter are only truly great by the mutual influences of their studies, and the jealousy of glory has only produced an idle contest.Isaac D'israeli
An excessive indulgence in the pleasures of social life constitutes the great interests of a luxuriant and opulent ageIsaac D'israeli
And, after all, it is style alone by which posterity will judge of a great work, for an author can have nothing truly his own but his style.Isaac D'israeli
Solitude is the nurse of enthusiasm, and enthusiasm is the true parent of genius. In all ages solitude has been called for has been flown to.Isaac D'israeli
There is a society in the deepest solitude.Isaac D'israeli
The negroes are lovers of ludicrous actions, and hence all their ceremonies seem farcical.Isaac D'israeli