20 Inspirational Quotes That Everyone Gets Wrong

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As if it's not annoying enough to endure an endless barrage of inspirational platitudes, most of the time those quotes have been taken completely out of context. And when you find out where they were originally said, who said them, and the entire thing they said, you find out that they don't mean what most people think.

For example ...

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My mama always said, 'Life was like a box of chocolates. Forrest Gump People don't realize that this is a sweetened version of a more negative quote

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Entry by Anna_Katra

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. For us, this quote implies that e

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Entry by John Sherwood

CRACKED.COM ILLIGITIMI NON CARBORUNDUM is a phrase taken to mean Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down. It's really fake Latin from thE twentieth ce

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Entry by Hestutomo

The phrase Now is the winter of our discontent is from Shakespeare's play Richard II and is used to imply that the speaker is unhappy. The actual ph

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Entry by Hestutomo

The line from Shakespeare's Henry IV, Discretion is the better part of valor, implies the wisdom of being cautious and avoiding unnecessary risks; b

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Entry by JarOCats

Many people find comfort in Exodus 14:14, in which Moses tells the Israelites: The Lord shall fight for YOU, and ye shall hold your peace. But most

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Entry by Andrea Meno

I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it. attributed to Bill Gates The original quote, from a 1

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Entry by gicusudoru

GOD WILL NEVER GIVE YOU MORE THAN YOU CAN HANDLE. The text It misquotes is actually about temptation: if you're tempted beyond what you can bear, God

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Entry by PookieJones

Machiavelli's famous quote: The ends justifies the means, is nowhere what he near actually wrote: When there is no impartial arbiter, one must cons

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Entry by Andrea Meno

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. -EDMUND BURKE His actual words: When bad men combine, the good must

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Entry by Fooery

Be the change you wish to see in the world. That's not the original quote by Gandhi. It was lf we could change ourselves, the _tendencies in the worl

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

The phrase 'The proof is in the pudding' is used to mean that the end result is the testament of your abilities. However, the original phrase 'The pro

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Entry by PookieJones

CRACKEDCON The quote WINNING IS NOT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING, stops being SO motivational when you know the ending: IT'S THE ONLY THING.

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Entry by Andrea Meno

It always seems impossible until it's done. attributed to Nelson Mandela This old saying is meant as a reminder to ignore naysayers, but it used to

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Entry by joelekane

Rome wasn't built in a day, GET TIDISCOURAGED HEY DON'T SUCCEED YOU DON'T WHEN AWAY! RIGHT ...but it burned in one. HEY! YOUR HAPPINESS SUCCESS AR

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops by Henry Adams is widely used as a slogan in classrooms and lecture halls. H

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Entry by PookieJones

The expression When one door closes another door opens is incomplete. The part that's left out turns this inspirational saying into a criticism of pes

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Entry by munagam07

The expression 'Money is the root of all evil, is actually For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. So, it's not the money that made y

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Entry by joelekane

CRACKED COM BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER. Is interpreted quite differently in an early Arab version of the proverb. BROTHERS IN THE COVENANT OF BLOO

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Entry by Hestutomo

The phrase My country right or wrong, is actually a trimmed down version of My country, right or wrong: if right, to be kept right; and if Wrong, t