Originality is essential to man because each human is unique and has the capability of being original in everything. All good things which exist are the fruits of originality. Even if the originality is not appreciated by others, it is better to stay so because you will at least have the satisfaction of being original. “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation” said Herman Melville. We should make sincere attempts to retain originality and it will give us a lot of confidence, courage and helps to stand apart from the crowd. “The merit of originality is not novelty, it is sincerity” are the words of Thomas Carlyle. If the memory serves good it is not difficult to retain originality. This is particularly useful and in fact essential for writers, artists, players and those in the entertainment field. Read these quotes on originality given by various leaders.