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    Updated on Dec 19, 2019. Posted on Nov 19, 2019

    People Are Sharing Quotes That They've Been Misusing Their Entire Lives And I'm Gobsmacked

    Mind = blown.

    Ever say a famous quote and wonder where it came from? And then you look into it and realize that what you've been quoting doesn't mean what you think it does AT ALL?

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    Well recently, Reddit user u/olChum_69 asked the users of Reddit "what are some famous quotes people misuse by not using the full quote?" Lemme tell ya, these responses will have you rethinking EVERYTHING!

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    Here are the most shocking replies:

    1. "It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both."

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    2. "For the love of money is the root of all evil."

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    3. "Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this sun of York."

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    4. “Information wants to be free. Information also wants to be expensive. ...That tension will not go away.

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    5. "My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right."

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    6. "History repeats itself. First as tragedy, then as farce."

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    7. "God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers?"

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    8. "Rome wasn't built in a day, but it burned in one."

    Walt Disney

    9. "Don't mistake my kindness for weakness. I am kind to everyone, but when someone is unkind to me, weak is not what you are going to remember about me."

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    10. "Great minds think alike, but fools rarely differ."

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    11. "A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one."

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    12. "He who travels fastest travels alone, but he who travels furthest travels with others."

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    13. "'An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.' But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also."

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    14. "Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back."

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    15. "Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but too much absence makes it wander."

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    16. "Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die."

    Warner Bros.

    What are some of your favorite misused quotes? Let us know in the comments below!

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