Plagiarism Quotes (6 quotes)
Copy from one, its plagiarism; copy from two, its research.
Copying extensively from one source is plagiarism; copying extensively from several is research.
I publish this Essay in its present imperfect state, in order to prevent the furacious attempts of the prowling plagiary, and the insidious pretender to chymistry, from arrogating to themselves, and assuming my invention, in plundering silence: for there are those, who, if they can not be chymical, never fail by stratagem, and mechanical means, to deprive industry of the fruits, and fame of her labours.
No one can take from us the joy of the first becoming aware of something, the so-called discovery. But if we also demand the honor, it can be utterly spoiled for us, for we are usually not the first. What does discovery mean, and who can say that he has discovered this or that? After all its pure idiocy to brag about priority; for its simply unconscious conceit, not to admit frankly that one is a plagiarist.
When you steal from one author, its plagiarism; if you steal from many, its research.
Wit must grow like Fingers. If it be taken from others, tis like Plums stuck upon black Thorns; there they are for a while, but they come to nothing.