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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 2 Responses Jun 8, 2011

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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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    "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 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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    "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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    Here are some reasons why I am sick and tired of being me: 1. I have a rare allergic condition that causes Wheat, Dairy, Corn, Barley, Oats, Flax, Quinoa, Grapes, Tomatoes, eggs...
    Tucker66 Tucker66 16-17 2 Responses Nov 13

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    I have to post something here as I am seeking others who experience similar frustrations to what I experience on this site. This is when I read posts of deluded belivers. It...
    TrevorThomson TrevorThomson 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Some days I think to myself "You look decent" in regard to my appearance. Other days I am like "Oh my god, you are a wreck. I hate you. I hate your hair. I hate your bone structure...
    Mousetoes Mousetoes 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    Reading quotes makes me feel better. Whoever writes quotes are very wise people. I'm good at writing poems and songs but not quotes. Those who write quotes are blessed indeed.
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    I cry so much now I hate feeling so bad Daddy, how could you I hate being so mad I trusted you, Daddy Now look you made me cry I hate you Daddy Now I'm saying goodbye Go on with...
    newerebe newerebe 16-17, F Nov 11

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    I cry so much now I hate feeling so bad Daddy, how could you I hate being so mad I trusted you, Daddy Now look you made me cry I hate you Daddy Now I'm saying goodbye Go on with...
    wisdomgirl wisdomgirl 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    Its my normal habit of reading quotes since I was A CHILD. It never mattered whether I understood them fully or not, but we had this quotation book that I used to read. When I was...
    swan87 swan87 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    I love this quote "Without a response a "hater" fails to exist. Never spotlight hate by responding to it! You’re ahead of them. Don’t look back!" !!
    SagSunshine2014 SagSunshine2014 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    "It's easier to be hated than to be loved, because you have to put a lot of effort to keep people loving you while it only takes a bit of honesty to be hated forever." Me once...
    RickMason RickMason 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    I am a film buff and love quotes lol so the two combine wonderfully. I love a good quote that's either prophetic or funny. I also like Zen like quotes: "I can't be arsed having...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M Nov 6

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    What a LIFE we LIVE Have you taken Note of the CO-INCIDENCE OF LIFE: 1. CHURCH has 6 letters so does MOSQUE. 2. BIBLE has 5 letters so does QURAN. 3. LIFE has 4 letters so does...
    Rosalindaag Rosalindaag 18-21, F Oct 26

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    I took this picture like two weeks ago. I remember that afternoon was kinda windy,but the weather was just right. I took this picture in a waiting room of sicu = surgical...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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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
    SipsTea SipsTea 70+ Nov 2

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    People say "I love you" and "I hate you" all the time, yet they don't realize how strong the meaning of those words are.
    queenettejeanette queenettejeanette 13-15, F Nov 12

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    Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too. ~Will Smith
    josephwrites josephwrites 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 15

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    Especially on Facebook...With their dramas and their quotes about how good of a person they are. It always makes me laugh when I know a person personally and they are acting like...
    roxrockman roxrockman 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'll save my quotes for when I publish my poetry ,but I think people will remember them.
    onecutebubbles0729 onecutebubbles0729 22-25, F Oct 26

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    I have been told by many friends that I am a walking collection of Deanisms. (For those that don't know, Dean...or Deano...is my nickname...now, use it with respect!) These...
    Ferric67 Ferric67 36-40, M Oct 30

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    My phone and iPad gets filled up with picture quotes untill i cant save anymore.
    freespiritone freespiritone 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 30

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    I love random quotes that mean something! :)
    Vagabond01 Vagabond01 16-17, F Nov 3

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    "Still, you’ll hear voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s the root of all our problems, even as they do their...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Nov 3

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    I'm in love with you, And I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I'm in love with you, And I know that love is just a shout into the...
    iiCHARLIii iiCHARLIii 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    Can someone give me some funny one-liners/quotes? Please?
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 3 Responses Nov 5

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    ok so yeah i do later i will share some but i love to anything that im feeling or comes to my mind magically turns into quotes
    wannaloveyou wannaloveyou 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 7

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    I love movie quotes. "I have a "time machine"Back to the Future "Don't get mentally irregular" Rocky "The pistols are firing" Hoosiers "I'll be back" Terminator "Every partner...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 7

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    I love to read I seek inspiration in poetry and often read quotes to give me motivation when I lose it.
    theobserver5 theobserver5 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 11

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    OK so I'm 13 and wrting my own quotes. I've been told I am a very good writer by several different ppl. Here is one I personally love and pertains to everyone. I bleed,when I get...
    wannaloveyou wannaloveyou 13-15, F Nov 12

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    I think in song lyrics, tv show references and movie quotes. Things people say always make me think of one of the three.
    Brimmless Brimmless 16-17, F Nov 15

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    I've made up quotes and I hope they become famous but, I like this quote. Ps. Picture over hear
    dashuria dashuria 13-15, F Nov 16

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    Is it ridiculous that I bought this charming little notebook to collect my favorite quotes in months ago, and it's still sitting here next to my bed blank? I just can't bring...
    SupernovaxxGirl SupernovaxxGirl 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I love , love beautiful quotes
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F a week ago

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    Quotes from Daisaku Ikeda Photo attached* Have a nice day!
    EasyOrange EasyOrange 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Here are some inspirational quotes from some of my favorite movies :) 1) You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can't do something themselves, they wanna tell you that you...
    NataliaHeart21 NataliaHeart21 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm 16, and have been living with my mother and my boyfriend and his dad for about a year and a half now.But, for the most part, just know I'm safe and okay besides all this. My...
    Tarahkins Tarahkins 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    I hate my family. At first I thought it was because of our misunderstandings and fights but as time passed I knew that I really hate my family. I hate my mom for being so...
    Dardar113 Dardar113 13-15 Nov 2

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    I hate him. I hate how he treated us like we're stupid, how he didn't believe in us, how he'll blatantly tell everyone his problems about us even when we're right there. I hate how...
    bhabhablacksheep bhabhablacksheep 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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    Intolerance, bigotry and racism are all signs of low intelligence and this entire thread is nothing more than a festival of hate. As an educated white Australian from a privileged...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M 5 Responses Nov 9

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    1 - I hate people who correct those for using poor grammar. The English language is vast, and we all will speak, write as we feel to be ok. Don't like it , get over it, move on. 2...
    blindfoldstacy blindfoldstacy 41-45, T 1 Response Oct 28

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    I hate everything that reminds me of you my room my laptop my phone my clothes that bra you saw me wear that dress that bed sheet I hate everything I hate my body cuz how could've...
    catxfreak catxfreak 18-21, F Nov 2

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    lets put it this way. i hate myself for lettin people fool the hell outta me i hate myself for trusting i hate myself for liking someone i shouldn't i hate myself writing this i...
    johnL3 johnL3 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 3

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