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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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    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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    http://www.experienceproject.com/groups/Hate-Political-Correctness/25590 The link above will provide context for what I am about to publish. Regarding the comment 'I hate...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 51-55, F Feb 28

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    "They hate us because they ain't us" "Haters gonna hate" -The Interview movie
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 3

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    When you hate the only person that suffers is you. Because those you hate probably don't know, and those that do, don't care- Medgar Evers
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    heres a link to quotes that everyone should know http://stylecaster.com/love-quotes/ 
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T Mar 4

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    I do like quotes, however.... I am at a point where my own ideas are becoming more important to me, at least. Quotes are a great way to start conversations and I use them for...
    distancerunner distancerunner 70+, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I hate it when people say "why do you never talk" or " why are you shy"... Well the thing is i have social anxiety. I didnt choose to have it, it just happened and i hate it...
    JustineMusey JustineMusey 13-15, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    OMG I can't even tell you how much I hate some people. NO JOKE several times a day I come to a point where I want to stab some people in the back and when people ask me why I will...
    prettylittleliesxoxo prettylittleliesxoxo 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Mirrors, those revealers of the truth, are hated; that does not prevent them from being of use. -Victor Hugo, novelist and dramatist (26 Feb 1802-1885)
    VanTraveller VanTraveller 51-55, F Feb 26

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    Life asked death "How come people love me but hate you" Death responded " because you are a beautiful lie and I'm a painful truth"
    Livinshadows Livinshadows 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    I hate how you're my whole universe but I'm not even a star in yours. ~ Anonymous
    SloaneJ SloaneJ 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    " I bought a suit. You seen it. Now it's covered in mud. This town doesn't have a one hour cleaner so I had to buy a new suit, except the only store you could buy a new suit in has...
    Crazyguitarist Crazyguitarist 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    Ugh I'm in a self loathing, wallow in my misery, type of mood so entertain me with some sad quotes. Lol preferably about cheating fiancée Thanks!
    fadedjadedx3 fadedjadedx3 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    Quotes are abundant, intellect is not.
    theycallmetk theycallmetk 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 8

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    Quotes are as life is, you have to put thought into them.
    theycallmetk theycallmetk 16-17, M Mar 9

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    Nothing makes me feel better besides reading quotes like these.
    VoteForPedro23 VoteForPedro23 18-21, F Mar 11

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    I love love quotes now I just need to follow them
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F Mar 18

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    "Overly using quotes does not make you sound smarter." - WrongPage
    WrongPage WrongPage 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Love Inspirational Poems And Quotes
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    i HATE my family their so annoying-_-
    nicolesf nicolesf 18-21 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    My son was home sick yesterday and my husband got pissed had his parents friends say something t me about it what jerks stay out of my life kids get sick I hate living in the same...
    pink26 pink26 41-45, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Not gonna let the people who have bullied me tear me down! Not going to let them haters ruin my day! Specially online! Don't care what you think about me or of me! I'm not here to...
    decemberfairytales decemberfairytales 26-30, F 13 hrs ago

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    I think hate is the division of self.
    RobinCash RobinCash 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    the one thing I hate about the cold is that you can never have enough clothes on to keep warm.
    peppit peppit 36-40, M 8 hrs ago

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    The only race I hate, is the one I have to run.
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T 6 hrs ago

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    I have always hated kids. If I'm around children I will act civil and just ignore them. If they yell, scream, or cry while in stores, I would leave the store or leave that section...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    I hate how everyone assumes boy bands are gay because they sing songs about girls and love.. People don't think girls are lesbian when they sing love songs..
    ForeverKittenn ForeverKittenn 13-15, F 6 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Hate Being Judged By People That Dont Even Know Me
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Hate People Who Do Harm To Childen
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My favorite teacher went out for 6 weeks to get surgery. when she came back she forgot about me. we used to bond together and laugh all the time. she even had a nickname for me...
    mjack2803 mjack2803 13-15, T 4 hrs ago

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    Putting 6 children to bed is sometimes a nightmare. Today my eldest son Eric and my other son Emerson got into some trouble at school with not handing in assignments. They had...
    Richardson444 Richardson444 56-60, F 2 hrs ago

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    Friend A: never calls, it's always me. I always feel like the burden on her shoulders but they came across the world just to see me. I suppose only a friend does that. The only...
    ParisCat ParisCat 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Like, why is it only one day of the year? Everyday we should shower our loved ones with gifts and love. You shouldn't need a specific date to care. It also made me feel like...
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I hate my self I hate my self I hate my self I hate my self I hate my self I hate my self I hate my self I hate my self I hate my self I hate my self I hate my self I hate my self...
    onikaa onikaa 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I will count the ways why I hate your religion 1- in my humble and intelligent opinion it perpetuates hate , I and I Hate haters , they are nasty people, why do you hate others ? I...
    missreeedy missreeedy 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 26

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    i hate myself i hate my body, my face,my hair i hate how i walk,how i talk i hate looking into mirror i hate how i cant talk to people like a normal person i hate that i see myself...
    yeniC yeniC 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    How can love and hate be so close but yet so far in definition? I would know considering I love the person I hate most. And I now realize that the only reason I hate him is because...
    ariel2891 ariel2891 22-25, F Mar 1

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