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I Hate Incorrect Quotes

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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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    "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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    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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    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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    I hate sad quotes about not being enough for someone. I've seen quotes that have read: "It's okay, I understand. She's skinnier, she's funnier, She's prettier. Don't worry, I...
    Cozy01 Cozy01 18-21, F Jul 14

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    what i have for myself is beyond hate. i hate everything about myself. i hate my own existence. i hate my parents for having me. i hate god for creating such a weak helpless being...
    SlaveToMyBullshit SlaveToMyBullshit 18-21 5 hrs ago

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    My mum has called me fat so many times I feel uncomfortable with showing any amount of skin at all. Whenever I or anyone tries hard for something, whenever they fail she always...
    EgoWoman EgoWoman 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I am a 15 year old with 2 brothers and 1 sister, and one of my brothers, a 13 year old, makes me just want to explode is all directions. He LOVES the internet and all of its memes...
    annikaR annikaR 16-17, F Jul 3

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    I'm still here. I'm most likely irrevocably broken but I'm still here. They say that after the storm you can see so much more clearer. And you can. After the rain and the...
    kelaaax3 kelaaax3 16-17, F Jul 15

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    Be Nice To Everyone You Meet. They’re Fighting A Battle You Have Absolutely No Idea About. That jerk that cut you off in traffic yesterday… might just be a single mother...
    Firechidist Firechidist 18-21, F 18 hrs ago

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    "Once everything is straightened out, I intend to party like it's 1790!!" - Phantom R, Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure. "I'm putting the Water back in your Loo." is another...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I definitely find most quotes powerful. And it is so because they are mostly concise yet can express the subject fully. If you have interesting and inspiring quotes do please drop...
    dochenaj dochenaj 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 13

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    Some of my favorite quotes I've found off of EP and other websites. I'm sorry I don't know who to give credit to. More quotes to come. "Instead of a priority, you made me an...
    merguin merguin 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 15

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    BLAZING SADDLES Quotes "Are there any more beans, Mr Taggart" (During the famous "fart scene" around the campfire) Also, when Slim Pickins (Taggart) is hiring outlaws for the...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    My mom cheated on my dad😥now I hate her so much ill do anything to try and disagree or **** her off! Just so she can get a taste of her own medicine. Sometime I REALLY consider...
    kat99rebal kat99rebal 13-15, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I hate how it can affect people so much and how it leads to many people hurting themselves. :(
    wherehorizonsmeet wherehorizonsmeet 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    I don't blame them. Even I hate what I've become.
    TheHouseElf TheHouseElf 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    I love my husband of almost 17 years dearly, but I hate his attitude and lack of responsibility. As I said before he fathered two children with a woman he continued to **** for...
    DashaMarinkovic DashaMarinkovic 36-40, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Just because im really a 97yo male nudist from Japan why cant i make a fake profile and pretend to be a hot 26yo babe so no i dont hate people who make fake profiles, would i have...
    ExtremeNext ExtremeNext 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    Those nights where you feel lonely, sad, worthless, like a waste of space, and feel like nobody cares or knows what you are going through. I hate these kinds of nights..
    xmonsterx xmonsterx 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    Ok, simple question. Why do you guys hate werewolves so much? They haven't done anything to provoke you guys, and all they are trying to do is survive! What's wrong with trying to...
    Skyfur Skyfur 13-15, F 5 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Does anyone else dislike hearing "whatever happens, happens for a reason" I hated this quote so much through out life cause I tried way to hard to figure out what was happening...
    SimplyBeingMe94 SimplyBeingMe94 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    Never speak from a place of hate, jealously, anger, or insecurity. Evaluate your words before you let them leave your lips. Sometimes it's best to be quiet.
    DollFaceVixen DollFaceVixen 22-25, F Jul 19

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    “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” -Dita Von Teese. Right! We can't please everyone.
    akirayuuki akirayuuki 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    Something I need to remind myself of from time to time: “Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your...
    QueenAwesomePants QueenAwesomePants 36-40 5 Responses Jul 20

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    " I know why you hate me ... It's because I'm better than you !" ( btw it's the quote not me )
    bela5562 bela5562 13-15, F Jul 21

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    "Love me or hate me but you will never break me" ~ Charlie Bronson
    OKPunk OKPunk 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    Men like this author are true gemsA Message to Women From a Man: You Are Not "Crazy"You're so sensitive. You're so emotional. You're defensive. You're overreacting. Calm down...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Jul 22

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    “Just for future reference, don’t use words like “love” anymore. It’s a very sensitive word and it wears out quickly. Romeo barely says it, but John Hinckley filled up a...
    icr8art icr8art 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    Death is always on the way, but the fact that you don't know when it will arrive seems to take away from the finiteness of life. It's that terrible precision that we hate so much...
    norlights3 norlights3 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    The Fault In Our Stars and other books by John Green have amazing, inspirational quotes in.
    EmmaBirchall EmmaBirchall 13-15, F Jul 1

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    Just some artistic quotes i liked, hope you enjoy them x “Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream...
    LucemSpiritus LucemSpiritus 18-21, M Jul 3

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    "Life is too short for quotes about life." - Anonymous
    CynicalSinner CynicalSinner 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    "I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once." -John green from the movie The fault in our stars This is one of my favorite quotes
    Blackbelt4ever Blackbelt4ever 13-15, F Jul 6

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    I love quotes because they are kind words to guide you through your toughest times and your darkest nights.
    oaklynK7 oaklynK7 13-15, F Jul 7

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    There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream -- whatever that dream might be. Pearl...
    Lostnalone22 Lostnalone22 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    My twitter for these so called quotes is grownupquotes . It's only got 20 followers but I keep posting because I use it to remind myself of the things I've learned
    annpharos21 annpharos21 36-40, F Jul 8

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    Love quotes are soooo adorable and they have an important meaning behind them which I love
    pattyricia pattyricia 16-17, F Jul 9

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    Lack of guidance but my own...sure friends are there but sometimes they just don't know what to tell.I love inspirational quotes as I use them to meditate and identify myself with...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 11

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    I do🙋 comment some quotes 😁👇
    ashley486 ashley486 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Good quotes inspires me a lot :)
    owen619 owen619 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    I feel like quotes can define you, and no matter what situation you are in, there will always be a quote that can help.
    haileyknight11 haileyknight11 13-15, F Jul 17

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    Okay guys I make like tons of quotes I design daily and I do to want to put them in Instagram so I'll start posting one of mine everyday😋 here's one
    XxbixtchybellaxX XxbixtchybellaxX 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    "Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit." --Oscar Wilde (And on that note...and feeling duly chastised...I will stop with the Oscar Wilde quotes.)
    chllaxdude chllaxdude 51-55, M Jul 21

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    I don't get why some people love quotes or try to model their lives around the words of other people. It just seems to me that once we try to quote others those words are...
    articwolf00 articwolf00 22-25, M Jul 23

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    When I need inspiration to draw life quotes help a lot.
    hellerpeople hellerpeople 16-17, F Jul 23

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