Sage advice tends to become distorted as it's passed down from greeting card to greeting card. People exaggerate, quotes are misattributed, historical context is lost. When you add your favorite quote to your Tinder profile, you may be expressing the exact opposite of what the source intended.

That doesn't mean you have to stop living by your favorite mantras - no one has the right to keep you from living, laughing, nor loving - but it's important to honor their original sources and intentions.

Here are a few famous quotes that are worth a second look:

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