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I Hate Incorrect Quotes

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses 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 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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    All my classmates know that my answers are the best and whenever I shout an answer, the teacher doesn't hear it and when they shout my answer, the teacher hears it and approves. I...
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    Why does school have to exist?! Then there will be... no more stress, worries and most of all...meeting my fake 'friends.' Wednesday 10th of September (Australia not US)- School...
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    My boyfriend is Black, Hispanic, Asian, & White I love him to death but my sister hates him because of his nationalities. She won't even give him the time of day. Since the day we...
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    I think my mom really hates me like one time I fell down she do not really care about me but when my older brother fell down she is very worried and sometime my mom breaks my heart...
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    BBC website story from 19/8/2014 A number of rape claims are to be re-examined by police over fears they were incorrectly recorded as a "no crime". Northumbria Police said 33...
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    Well not when it's informally used. I'm not a hypocrite. In formal situations, be it speaking or writing, I have a problem with the use of bad and incorrect grammar. Everybody...
    somerbunni703 somerbunni703 31-35, F Aug 23

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    As I enter Year 6, everything in my life altered. I dread my class, my so called 'friends', and the crazy events.. I can't handle it anymore! My class MOSTLY FRIENDS- Not to be...
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    “And she or he believed then how Peculiar it absolutely was that disaster--the sort of disaster that drained the blood from the entire body and took the air out within your...
    Alexander714b4xm8 Alexander714b4xm8 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    These are a few of my favorite quotes that I find relevant in today's time. Often I find inspiration, motivation, belief in mankind, as well as humor in many quotes. Others remind...
    vaylorie vaylorie 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    When I was younger (and more foolish... er, idealistic) I kept a giant file with every quote I came across that I liked. Well, I wasn't really very good about keeping backups at...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    'Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that ♡'
    xhumairax xhumairax 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    Our best emphasis - safeguarding our Country - will have to transcend homeland preparedness; The usa will only be safe if we manage threats right before they materialize, not only...
    Alexander714b4xm8 Alexander714b4xm8 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    i love einstein quotes ,when i read it i feel good ... and if u read all quotes in morning before u start ur work it would take hardly 15 mins to read ,ur day can really go...
    rev429 rev429 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 31

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    "I hate when I'm singing along to a song and the artist gets the words wrong." - Unknown
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    “My dear, In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos...
    Wiltingflower Wiltingflower 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    We can never have enough of either. Maybe if we give enough of both this world will eventually become a better place. There are too many people spreading hate and anger, let's...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 9 Responses Aug 31

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    If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool. -- Abraham Lincoln
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Hate has caused a lot of problems in this world, but has not solved one yet. Maya Angelou
    jrice356 jrice356 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.' Muhammad Ali
    SnailsSeller SnailsSeller 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    Im scared to get close, I hate being alone. I long for that feeling, to not feel at all. The higher I get the lower I'll sink. I can't drown my demons, they know how to swim....
    Isntitironic Isntitironic 31-35, F Sep 10

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    If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate. Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl
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    Our chauffeur driven cars are ideal for weddings, theme evenings, university graduation formals and govt special occasions.A.B.L.E Typical Wedding day Cars is a relatives owned and...
    Carriele83 Carriele83 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    quotes such as this keep me alive
    MrFoe MrFoe 13-15, M Aug 19

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    "Avoid the philosophy that yesterday's luxuries have become present-day necessities. They are not necessities right up until we make them so. Several enter into long-expression...
    Michael749y5lj9 Michael749y5lj9 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    “For more than forty yrs, in a very spirit of affection, associates on the Church have been counseled to generally be thrifty and self-reliant; in order to avoid personal...
    Joshua603b4zn8 Joshua603b4zn8 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    One of the best quotes I have heard.....
    desirabledreams desirabledreams 46-50, F Aug 21

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    I keep a folder with quotes I have collected over time. Here is one I especially like. Guess who said it! "Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy."
    KnightMoves KnightMoves 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    i love good quotes specially of einstein ,i love those
    rev429 rev429 18-21, M Aug 29

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    "Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Sep 6

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    Here's some of my fav quotes "A candle looses nothing from lighting another candle" "Beauty is what you feel about yourself, not about what you see in the mirror." "Before you...
    ItsMarie1992 ItsMarie1992 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    That moment when you take time to list the quotes you liked in a movie and TV Series : )))
    HwangNeulRin HwangNeulRin 18-21, F Sep 7

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    Studies show that sex in the morning is more effective than caffeine. At least that's what I'm going with. Unknown quotes
    1976toes 1976toes 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 8

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    i have a whole album onn my profile dedicated to quotes and stuff like that check it outyou may find one you love
    wannaloveyou wannaloveyou 13-15, F Sep 11

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    “Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history...
    AlwaysBee AlwaysBee 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    What are you favorites quotes ? :)
    otoumie otoumie 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Thanks, Taylor. That sounds like a great idea! "Shake It Off" "I stay out too late Got nothing in my brain That's what people say, mmm-mmm That's what people say, mmm-mmm I go on...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I think I'm in need of physcological help. I hate school, I hate homework, I hate how my mind set hates everything, I hate how I can't change that fact, I hate life, I hate food I...
    Kywen97 Kywen97 16-17, F Aug 19

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    Both of my sisters have ruined my childhood and are still continuing to haunt me every day. The thought of them makes my blood boil and I can't even describe how much I hate hate...
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    No joke... I hate my school, I hate my teachers, I hate the students! I hate my family! I hate my ****** up lungs I hate my brain! I hate everyone who bully's me I hate the...
    Chocolate29 Chocolate29 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I hate having asian parents. Why? Because they push you so hard in school and wanted a Full marks as always. They wanted me to be a doctor but I wanted to be a vet. I hate it when...
    Mitzeeeeey Mitzeeeeey 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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