Category: Fake Quotes

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Always Remember You Are Braver Than You Believe, Stronger Than You Seem, Smarter Than You Think, and Loved More Than You Know

In this article, we explore the powerful and uplifting quote, “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you know.” Often attributed to A.A. Milne, the beloved author of the Winnie-the-Pooh series, this quote captures the essence of self-belief, resilience, and the importance of recognizing our own worth. While the exact origin of the quote is not directly found in Milne’s works, it embodies the spirit of his characters and stories, resonating with readers across generations. In the following sections, we will delve into the origins, context, and meaning of this quote, along with related quotes, inspiring stories, and practical tips for applying its wisdom to our everyday lives.

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Rivers Do Not Drink Their Own Water Pope Francis

Pope Francis’ supposedly famous quote which begins “Rivers do not drink their own water”, is one of the more famous lines in recent history to come from a pope (or anyone). However, as we’ll discuss, the pope does not appear to have ever said such a thing and, if he did, it was before he was elected as prime minister.

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Survival of the Fittest Charles Darwin

The phrase “Survival of the Fittest” has become so attached to revolutionary Biologist Charles Darwin that it may come as a shock to many to hear that he never actually said such a phrase. In fact it is so attached to him (we’ll get to it) that it may seem foolish to even write a post claiming he never said such a thing. However, as futile as it may be, we will nonetheless take a stab at it in this post.

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The Ends Justify The Means Niccolo Machiavelli

Niccolò Machiavelli, born Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli, is among the most famous and (arguably) most mischaracterized political philosopher from the 15th century. Among his most discussed quotes, is a seeming aggressive defense of utilitarianism. However, as we’ll discuss below, he of course did not say this quote as it’s portrayed.

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Insanity is Doing The Same Thing Over and Over Again and Expecting Different Results

Albert Einstein was one of, if not THE, most influential minds in physics (if not all of science). It is perhaps precisely for that reason, which we’ll get to, that many quotes were attributed to him that he did not in fact say. The old line “Insanity is Doing The Same Thing Over and Over Again and Expecting Different Results” is one such example. We’ll speculate a little about why it was attributed to him, but the short answer (in the event that’s why you’re here) is that he did not say it.

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Impossible to Run a Country Without God and the Bible George Washington

Similar to our piece on Albert Einstein’s fake quote, George Washington’s high esteem amongst Americans seems to be a contributing factor in the sheer volume of fake quotes attributed to him. One such famous one that seems to get ignition periodically is the claim that Washington, a fierce and devoted secularist, once said that it is “impossible to run a country without God and the Bible.” We’ll discuss motives, facts and related issues regarding this quote on this page.

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