widely misattributed Quotes

The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

- George Washington Burnap, The Sphere and Duties of Woman: A Course of Lectures

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

- Clare Boothe Luce

[An example of misattribution:]If you don’t know the source of a quote,you can always make it sound better by attributing it to me.— Mark Twain

- Jakub Marian, 333 Wittiest Quotable Quotes

For people who like that kind of thing, this is the kind of thing they like.

- Artemus Ward, The Complete Works of Artemus Ward

They who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor S

- Benjamin Franklin, Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin

Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

- Robert J. Hanlon

Perfect' - the most misattributed word in English languageA 'perfect' thing can never be improved - at least by what the meaning implies. Why should anyone want to be perfect?Unfortunately, this happens to be my greatest flaw. Turning a relative idea into an absolute one. Seeking perfection in others - or should I say 'subconsciously seeking perfection in myself' and projecting a benchmark based in fantasy on others.Makes one come across as judgmental, intolerant, arrogant or impatient - in short, a platinum-class jerk. But you, my friend, are too kind to tell me. Or you'd rather bear for the moment and cuss me roundly when I'm gone. That's unfair to us both.If I have ever done this to you, I am sincerely sorry.Accept my profound apologies

- Eniitan Akinola

You can’t go back and make a new start, but you can start right now and make a brand new ending.

- James R. Sherman, Rejection

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.

- Narcotics Anonymous

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much;Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;Who has never lacked appreciation of Earth's beauty or failed to express it;Who has left the world better than he found it,Whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had;Whose life was an inspiration;Whose memory a benediction.

- Bessie Anderson Stanley, More Heart Throbs Volume Two in Prose and Verse Dear to the American People And by them contributed as a Supplement to the original $10,000 Prize Book HEART THROBS

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.