Take Two for October 30, 2013

Why do people get famous quotes wrong so often?

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Wide receiver Josh Gordon #12 of the Cleveland Browns catches a touchdown reception during the second half against the Buffalo Bills FirstEnergy Stadium on October 3, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Cleveland Browns recently unveiled a new five million dollar training facility: New layout, new equipment, new décor. 

Thats includes huge signs on the walls featuring inspirational quotes from famous people like Abraham Lincoln and Mother Teresa. The problem? Almost all the quotes are incorrect or misattributed.

The Browns aren't the first to do this. People constantly cite quotes that aren't quite right. For more on misquoting, we're joined by Fred Shapiro, editor of "The Yale Book of Quotations." He has spent years researching thousands of famous quotes throughout history, politics and pop culture.
 


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