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I Hate Incorrect Quotes

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    Better To Reign In Hell, Than To Serve In Heaven.

    This is often quoted correctly, but misused terribly.When cast from Heaven to Hell, Lucifer goes on a in a speech talking to himself.Farewel happy FieldsWhere Joy for ever dwells: Hail horrours, hail Infernal world, and thou profoundest HellReceive thy new Possessor: One who...
    DarknessCalls DarknessCalls 41-45, T 1 Response Jun 8, 2011

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    "music Hath Charms..."

    I love this one -- even a couple of the internet quote sites have it wrong. People tend to say "Music hath charms to sooth the savage BEAST" -- worked well in the Bugs Bunny cartoon anyway. But the original is... "Music hath charms to sooth the savage BREAST, to...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M Oct 29, 2009

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    The Carrot And The Stick

    I don't think people misquote this so much as misunderstand it. Today's usage seems mainly to be, "I'll offer you the carrot, but if you don't take it I'll use the stick to whomp you into agreement." But I think the original fable deals with a man trying to get a...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 5 Responses Dec 2, 2009

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    The Exception Proves The Rule

    People QUOTE this correctly, but totally misunderstand the meaning these days. They use it as if something that breaks a rule proves that the rule exists. Just the opposite -- the exception DISPROVES the rule. The confusion comes because the quote uses the word "prove"...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M Nov 18, 2009

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    "gilding The Lily"

    No, you can't gild a lily -- the flower tends to wither. LOL The quote actually refers to the redundancy of gilding gold and PAINTING the lily. From KING JOHN To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M Oct 29, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Im new at this, so tried to start with an amazing quotes- Live without pretending, love without depending, listen without defending, speak without offending... We close our...
    Abhirajagni Abhirajagni 13-15, M 2 hrs ago

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    There is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, hate, lies and ego. The other is Good. It is love, joy...
    sassiespiritx sassiespiritx 18-21, F 1 Response 59 mins ago

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    I hate my life. I hate the school I go to. I hate having no friends. I'm starting to hate my boyfriend. I hate my family. I hate where I live. So pretty much I hate everything...
    GettingOverShit GettingOverShit 18-21, F 1 Response 18 mins ago

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    I felt like **** today. Headache, cramps, back pain. Gained weight and so I feel crappy and bloated an yucky. Phone calls to the church so annoying, the people overall annoying. I...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Your eyes will always be honest. They will always be telling a truth even if your mouth is telling a lie.Telling the truth and making someone's cry is better than telling a lie and...
    mailes81 mailes81 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    I love quotes and draw comfort from them if I find one that resonates with whatever I'm going through at a given time. My two favorites by the same author are: "Darkness cannot...
    Mariposa85 Mariposa85 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    People who cannot fully type a question with a '?' or an exclamation with a '!' or use them incorrectly irritate me. Please learn how to use correct grammar and spelling.
    anton88 anton88 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I do not want to see pictures of your privates or to read your pathetic, grammatically incorrect come ons. Please leave me alone if you're trying to hit on me or have inappropriate...
    whymeohmeohmy whymeohmeohmy 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 31

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    I got more than my share of spankings as a teenager. My mom and dad felt that hitting a certain age was no reason to stop spanking if it remained effective, and I can't say I...
    1Maria17 1Maria17 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    When the world shoves you around, you just gotta stand up and shove back ~ Roanoa Zoro (One Piece). You don't die for your friends, you live for them ~ Natsu Dragneel (Fairy tail...
    Moonbay Moonbay 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I've been having counseling for about 9 years now. Recently, I optionally chose to have counseling but before that I was forced to. I've never liked but now I really hate it. I...
    JaceyTexas JaceyTexas 13-15, M 1 hr ago

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    I should be happy. It's Easter right. Nope. I 2 hour sleep, church soon, then nonos for Easter. I know I should be happy to see family but I'm really not. I hate it, they give me...
    miisskat miisskat 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    ^^ so i am like a really very romantic person and i love love <3 i am gonna share some beautiful quotes on/about love Nothing better than to love and be loved.Right guys? :) So...
    Angelina1992 Angelina1992 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Love writing my own quotes or sharing great quotes, "As the ages go on we forget to smile, Bitterness creeps in, fear of death drives us, happiness fades, Look not at ones self...
    L1ON L1ON 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    about morals and personal choices. If we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people to not kill each other? Any country that accepts abortion...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Mar 25

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    "I'm scared to get close and I hate being alone. I long for a feeling to not feel at all. The higher I get, the lower I sink. I can't drown my demons they know how to swim." -Bring...
    Bmthsavedmylife Bmthsavedmylife 13-15, F Mar 26

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    “I don't hate people. I just feel better when they aren't around.” ― Charles Bukowski
    artymike8 artymike8 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    "Love is a mistaken feeling that we all feel Leading us to believing what they say is real But it's cruel how our mind generates All this fear and hate To laughter, not guilt...
    BabyDgay BabyDgay 16-17, F Apr 5

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    I hate it when people see me at the supermarket and they're like 'Hey, what are you doing here?' I tell them 'You know.. hunting elephants.' --- Anonymous
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    "It’s easy to talk about things we hate, but sometimes it’s hard to explain exactly why we like something.”
    spilledinklove spilledinklove 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    "I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me" Hunter S. Thompson.
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M Apr 9

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    When you give up everyone you hate wins.
    raintaylors248 raintaylors248 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 11

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    Hanging mistle toe from your lower back so haters can kiss my azz XD ( the pic is so ol i took this last summer :p but lol thats me with the crazy red hair )
    RavenHearts RavenHearts 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may...
    QueenAwesomePants QueenAwesomePants 36-40, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have been trying to fight to keep my darling Ellie alive since she started getting sick 3 weeks ago. She is 12 years old. Very old for a goat. I have three, twins (one of them is...
    LindaNKVermey LindaNKVermey 41-45, F 8 hrs ago

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    I hate flowers. And I've had this aversion towards them right from the time I was a toddler. What is the science behind this?
    falihazikra falihazikra 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    I have a friend who every one calls him Asian. And I hate it because that's horrible to use against someone especially since we all are the same species
    MichaelEgitto MichaelEgitto 13-15, M 21 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I got to be honest. I hate chocolate. It's too sweet, numbs my mouth, leaves a terrible aftertaste that no matter what I do I can't get out. It is terrible. If I get any for...
    bmancanada bmancanada 22-25, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I hate them because the whole song is screaming and not really any singing.
    MichaelEgitto MichaelEgitto 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I hate being kind man, I want to treat the people as they are. Why every time I help the people do not help me or be kind with bad?
    Alsaify Alsaify 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Reading through other stories on here, it is obvious to me that many are doing jobs that they hate, for various reason and for various legitimate reasons. My suggestion would be...
    gypa gypa 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    I hate it when peoples calling every black men a thug. Why? People are ignorant and narrow minded. I always think positive, but I can't think positive about peoples who think like...
    TheCoolDude48 TheCoolDude48 16-17, M 1 hr ago

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    Some days I don't eat Some days I binge eat Then I'd throw up I hate my body I don't wanna be bone thin but I wanna be thin Does starving help?
    prettybr0wneyes prettybr0wneyes 13-15, F 2 Responses 14 mins ago

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    I couldn't stand what my colleges are!! I'm an intern who works in the hospital where people thoughts the doctors in here works quite hardly. Yes...it's true. We work so hard. But...
    emanon08 emanon08 26-30, F 12 mins ago

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    Love quotes are the best. It gives me hope during the toughest of times. They're also great to make a personal gift. :)
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F Mar 20

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    I love to collect movie quotes here's a few that I love. Stoker (2013) "This is me. Just as a flower does not choose its color, we are not responsible for what we have come to be...
    GrumpyGrouchy GrumpyGrouchy 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    "When you've been betrayed by a friend, you hit back.""I'm not interested in friends from those places and I don't trust politicians.""This country is still growing up. Certain...
    TheGreatLeveler TheGreatLeveler 22-25, M Apr 3

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    “May you never forget what is worth remembering, nor ever remember what is best forgotten” Irish Blessings quotes Thank-You Mona it took someone from India to remind a...
    Greywlf Greywlf 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Alot of quotes.... The only opinion that matters is the one you have about yourself. Whatever you believe about yourself on the inside is what you will manifest on the outside...
    beca0a1 beca0a1 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    One of my favorite quotes from "The Undiscovered Self" "Mass crushes out the insight and reflection that are still possible with the individual, and this necessarily leads to...
    ValiantPeasant ValiantPeasant 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    Here are some quotes I wrote enjoy!! ^_^ What's forgotten can still be found and What's found can still be lost. -Strive Forever Life is what you make it just like home is where...
    strivexwolf strivexwolf 18-21, M Apr 8

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    I love to write and read poems and quotes,mostly passionate ones as this creates a deep moment of pure excitement . Sharing such moments with someone your connected with is such a...
    DrPassion DrPassion 41-45, M Apr 10

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    I love these quotes from Home Alone.This is my house, I have to defend it. I made my family disappear. I made my family disappear! Bless this highly nutritious microwavable...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    All my best quotes Beauty isn't about having a pretty face. It's about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart and most importantly, a pretty soul True love isn't easy, but it...
    ParisMaisie ParisMaisie 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Some of the quotes I like: “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”  ― Dr. Seuss “If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there...
    mahnouls mahnouls 16-17 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Leave some of your favorite quotes below :) i'd love to share some of mine as well.
    flowerchildbri flowerchildbri 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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