PQOTD (Phony Quotes Of The Day)
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 95 17:58:41 PDT
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: PQOTD (Phony Quotes Of The Day)
From: an article in San Diego Union, 7/17/89, p. E-3
... John George and a colleauge wrote a book on phony quotations,
"They Never Said It: A Book Of Fake Quotes". A lot of the quotations that
we think are genuine were in fact never uttered by the alleged speaker. So
anyway, your job is to read each quotation and decide whether it's phony.
"I have not yet begun to fight."
- John Paul Jones
"The capitalists will sell us the rope with which to hang them."
- Vladimir Ilyitch Lenin
"You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people
all of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time."
- Abraham Lincoln
"I shall return."
- Gen. Douglas MacArthur
"The only good Indian is a dead Indian."
- Gen. Philip Sheridan
"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."
- Mark Twain
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right
to say it."
- Jean Francois Arouet Voltaire
"Fools rush in where angels fear to tread."
- Alexander Pope
"Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Anybody who hates children and dogs can't be all bad."
- W.C. Fields
"In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes."
- Benjamin Franklin
"That government is best which governs least."
- Thomas Jefferson
"In the strict sense of the term, a true democracy has never existed,
and never will exist."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
All of the quotations are false except for four - those by MacArthur, Pope,
Franklin, and Rousseau.
© 1995 Peter Langston