Source/Notes: Often misattributed to Albert Einstein.
Source/Notes: Attributed to Anne Frank but this phrase wasn't found in her diary. Although, a similar Hindu proverb was found in the book "Catholic Morality: Selected Sayings and Some Account of Various Religions" (1915), p. 24: "Did anyone ever become poor by giving alms?"
Source/Notes: Often attributed to Benjamin Franklin, but the earliest occurrence of this quotation was found in a book from 20th century.
Source/Notes: Often attributed to Benjamin Franklin, but no substantial support was found for this attribution.
Source/Notes: Often attributed to Sigmund Freud, but there are no written records to support this attribution.
Source/Notes: Attributed to Sigmund Freud and also to Colette, but no reference for this quote has been found on their works.
Source/Notes: Gnomologia: Adagies and Proverbs; Wise Sentences and Witty Sayings, Ancient and Modern, Foreign and British, Collected by Thomas Fuller, 1732, p. 156
Source/Notes: Earliest reference of this quote was found in: "Saint Pauls, Volume 5" (1870), p. 40. Attributed to a Prussian diplomat: "As was said last year by a Prussian diplomat, “ We can't shake hands with a clenched fist. ”" This quote is very often misattributed to Indira Gandhi, but since she was born in 1917, she can't be the original author.
Source/Notes: Widely attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, but there is no reliable source that confirms that he really said this. Earliest attribution found is from 1967.
Source/Notes: Often attributed to Gates in 1981.
Source/Notes: This quote is widely attributed to Bill Gates but in fact is just an excerpt from a fake interview with him published on a website called "Pointless Waste of Time" by Andrew Lephter on February 21, 2000
Source/Notes: Often misattributed to Oliver Goldsmith. Earliest reference to this quotation found at: Coronet, Volume 29, Arnold Gingrich, David A. Smart, 1950, p. 43, attributed to the newspaper "Calgary Herald Many"
Source/Notes: Epitaph of Alexander the Great
Source/Notes: Often attributed to William Hazlitt, but it hasn't been found yet in any of his works. The earliest reference to this quote is found without attribution at: The Spiritual Telegraph, Volume 3, edited by Samuel Byron Brittan, Partridge & Brittan, 1854, p. 122, "Be Gentle"