Sayings Attributed to the Wrong Person
1. “Anybody who hates children and dogs cant be all bad.”
Attributed to W. C. Fields, actually said by Leo Rosten at a dinner introducing Fields.
2. “Go west, young man!
Horace GreeleyJohn Doule in an article in the Terre Haute Express, 1851
3. “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it!”
Mark TwainCharles Dudley Warner (editorial, the Hartford Courant, 1897)
4. “Survival of the fittest.”
Charles DarwinHerbert Spencer (Principles of Biology, part 11, chapter 12)
5. “That government is best which governs least.”
Thomas JeffersonHenry David Thoreau (who put it in quotation marks in Civil Disobedience and called it a “motto”)
6. “Cleanliness is next to godliness.”
The BibleJohn Wesley (Sermons, No. 93, “on Dress”)
7. “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”
ConfuciusLao Tzu (The Way of Lao Tzu)