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I Hate Incorrect Quotes

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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 6 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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    "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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    more than i think i do i hate myself because of how i am perceived i hate myself to extent that i cant say why i do i dont want to have friends because i dont want them...
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    Yep I hate it when people don't text me back, it leaves me thinking that they just can't be bothered with me or that they think I'm annoying or something... Also I hate it when you...
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    I hate it am 12 and still wet my bed I should have been out of this my sister stopped at 6 and 8 so why am I still wetting :( it sucks
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    I write as well as collect inspiring forms of writing. One book I bought many years ago is a collection of quotes that I love and each quote is paired with the most adorable animal...
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    "This life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    "Sametimes we make being happy so difficult. And being thankful such a chore. Dtarting the day like a job we hate. Beginning it like swallowing ten tablespoons of devil-made cough...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F Apr 3

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    "What's Mickey without Minnie, What's Piglet without Pooh, when Donald's without Daisy, that's me without you. When Ariel doesn't sing, and Pooh hates honey, when Tigger stops...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 20

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    Broken crayons still color. .sometimes even more beautifully than ever before. We are all broken in our own unique and amazing way. You may not understand why something happens...
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    "Hey go eat a cheeseburger" "Boys go for bones, men go for meat" "Real women have curves" "Ew you look so unhealthy" "Do you ever eat?" "Anorexic b!tch" "Thigh gaps are gross...
    FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul 18-21, F 14 Responses Apr 22

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    "Let other complain that the age is wicked; my complaint is that it is paltry; for it lacks passion. Men's thoughts are thin and flimsy like lace, they are themselves pitiable like...
    Demosteen Demosteen 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    "I prefer to be hated for who I am than to b eloved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain
    AnnaJackson12345 AnnaJackson12345 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    For all the people who never grew up and continue to watch sports like it is a religion. Yes, enjoy watching your sports but please put in perspective when viewing it, especially...
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    I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this...
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    One of my favorite quotes that makes you think on how the human race has effected the planet itself, made me realize how harmful us, as humans, are to one of the few planets with...
    nightcreature15 nightcreature15 13-15, M 3 Responses Apr 7

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    A list of my favorite Mark Twain Quotes: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the...
    professionalderpist professionalderpist 41-45, F Apr 8

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    Have been sitting all night reading quotes by some of my favourite authors from some of my favourite books💗
    QueenOfAwkwardness QueenOfAwkwardness 13-15, F Apr 9

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    It is wisdom that people know and live by but probably don't have the art to compose in a meaningful way. Love reading quotes when I'm feeling bummy
    jordan562 jordan562 18-21, M Apr 12

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    I respond all too frequently with movie quotes. To me, it's witty and hilarious. To others, maybe not always, but hey, someone's got to entertain me.
    marinderso marinderso 26-30 Apr 16

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    One of my Favorite quotes!
    Zahiancx Zahiancx 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'd like to start out with one of my favorite quotes attributed to Winston Churchill. Apparently, at a dinner, a lady was unimpressed with his manners and said "If I were married...
    Looking4AnswrsinNJ Looking4AnswrsinNJ 56-60, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I think my mum who doesn't sound like my real mum really hate me ... It is a long story but since I existed I feel rejected by her and the way she talks to me and treat me shows...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F Apr 20

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    I think my mum who doesn't sound like my real mum really hate me ... It is a long story but since I existed I feel rejected by her and the way she talks to me and treat me shows...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 20

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    I think my mum who doesn't sound like my real mum really hate me ... It is a long story but since I existed I feel rejected by her and the way she talks to me and treat me shows...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    I have to filter myself so much. Online. Through Text. On The Phone. In Person. Always. I have to always be this perfectly driven, successful, smart, courteous, kind, hardworking...
    soon2Bforgotten soon2Bforgotten 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Many people say hate is a strong word, but when I say I hate school, I mean it. I hate it from the bottom of my heart. I hate it to the core. Today was my first day back to school...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    It's never good to "hate" anything. Especially people. Putting the word "ghetto" before "black people" doesn't justify it as being ok. Hate is hate, and to hate any person that you...
    WrongPage WrongPage 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I know what that's like. I have a monster for a Mil. She is firstly a catholic fanatic that hates everybody that doesn't fit her ideal Irish Catholic "must think" like she does...
    anonymous1536 anonymous1536 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    In fact I know it is. I have seen love triumph over hate time and time again. The only time we see hate victorious is when those who are present are afraid to operate in love. We...
    stupendusdude stupendusdude 46-50 4 Responses Apr 18

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    I just found out JESUS predestined my friend for HEAVEN and me for hell. What really cuts me is that she thinks JUST LIKE ME I know cause if i put myself in the same life as her...
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 20

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    I really hate my mom. I hated her and still do hate her for all I remember. I hate how she talks, what she does and so on. I HATE EVERY SINGLE THING ABOUT HER!!! She's so annoying...
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    I'll be honest. Death seems appetizing. I just can't cope with the self-hatred anymore. I hate the way I look, I hate the way I am, I hate that everyone hates me, I hate that...
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    I hate Him. I can't believe He let a friend into my life He knows I would eventually kill and knows how that would affect me and still let her in. And He just ruined my life. I...
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