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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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    "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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    "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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    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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    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...
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    I am sick and tired of my parents telling me that they will do certain things and as soon as I ask about them they pretend they never said it and accuse me of lying about it and...
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    I realize that commenting on this will probably make me appear to be a snob, but incorrect spelling and grammar irks me. I have one of those brains that sees the errors easily...
    ThatBrandonGuy ThatBrandonGuy 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Actually I hate it. When people add an extra z or an s to a word. Wtf how unnecessary. Please kids correct your spelling now! Idiocracy is already taking over nooooo
    aburns aburns 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I have become obsessed with pulling out spelling mistakes in everything I read. I mostly hate when I do it, because it was usually a small mistake, which irks me I even made it.
    lollilover lollilover 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 11

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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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    Or. Quotes that teach wrong. Only the good diee young. You only hurt those loved. Now to go google schmaltzy.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    Love Marilyn Monroe quotes, coco Chanel, life quotes, inspirational quotes etc. weheartit is the perfect app for pictures and quotes. I make up quotes though, like the one in...
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F Aug 10

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    Through an unexpected emergency, ordinary signifies of conversation might turn out to be inoperable. Conversation requirements ought to be resolved in ward and stake unexpected...
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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 Jul 31

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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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    “It was like once you create a move in chess and equally as you are taking your finger off the piece, the thing is the error you have produced, and there is this panic mainly...
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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
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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 Jul 26

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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 Jul 26

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    It was times like these that I thought my father, who had never been to any wars and who hated guns, was the bravest man who had ever lived.
    mairesequin mairesequin 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    "I hated high school. I don’t trust anybody who looks back on the years from 14 to 18 with any enjoyment. If you liked being a teenager, there’s something wrong with you...
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    “on this day, you read something that moved you and made you realise there were no more fears to fear, no tears to cry, no head to hang in shame, that every time you thought you...
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    The Blendtec can be a in the vicinity of excellent equipment. Were it not for the amount-level, it will get a perfect five-star rating – but a motor that strong will...
    William162d6ol9 William162d6ol9 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    “Date someone who is interested in you. I don’t mean someone who thinks you’re cute or funny. I mean someone who wants to know every insignificant detail about you. Someone...
    sweetstar1 sweetstar1 22-25, F Jul 25

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    I am starting to like them more and more. Since I have started talking to someone I met in person from a different website on Facebook, we have started exchanging quotes to each...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Jul 29

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    a few picture quotes. 
    becarae becarae 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    few more picture quotes
    becarae becarae 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    a few Funney quotes
    becarae becarae 26-30, F Jul 31

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    Whenever I was watching a movie if I heard a cool quote I would write it down on my phone . After a while I had so many quotes and now I'm like a walking quote book ,I have one for...
    Life8227 Life8227 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    My fav quotes "if you want to be respected, then learn how to respect others".
    uulalaa uulalaa 41-45, F Aug 8

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    “The several trees nevertheless upright have been ******** of their branches, lonely flagpoles without having a country to claim them.” R13; Mike Mullin, Ashfall...
    Noah259o9mb3 Noah259o9mb3 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    Some of my quotes that i liked on goodreads “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ― Ralph Waldo...
    AutoLove0 AutoLove0 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    These are 7 small inspirational quotes, that although they are but a few words strung together to make a sentence. There meaningfulness is bigger than anything i could ever write...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I remember when I was at high school, i used to collect a lot of quotes i found on books i read. One of them i recall now is about mother-in-laws. "The mother-in-laws are like...
    mag7rnd mag7rnd 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    Each Element of the nation faces threats from no less than one or more different types of purely natural or gentleman-created disasters. Earthquakes, which happen to be mainly...
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    The international Group should treat this to be a window of chance to ramp up preparedness and reaction.If this is the countrywide kind of preparedness detail, we should always...
    Alexander815d4bq9 Alexander815d4bq9 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I feel the awareness amount, seriousness and precedence it's provided has built it a good deal less difficult for the planning to occur.Someone who is caught up in the harmful...
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    Our prime emphasis - safeguarding our Nation - need to go beyond homeland preparedness; The us will only be protected if we contend with threats before they occur, not just once...
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