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Quotes from Historical Figures Quiz #2

Fill the blanks in these quotes often attributed to historical figures.
Some quotes paraphrased
Attributions in (parentheses) are probably false attributions
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First submittedAugust 3, 2014
Last updatedAugust 3, 2014
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Person
Quote
René Descartes
I think, therefore I am
Lord Acton
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely
Horace
Carpe diem
Aesop
Familiarity breeds contempt
(P.T. Barnum)
There's a sucker born every minute
(Queen Victoria)
We are not amused
(Mohandas Gandhi)
We need to be the change we wish to see in the world
Karl Marx
Workers of the world, unite!
Winston Churchill
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat
Machiavelli
It is far safer to be feared than loved
Voltaire
The perfect is the enemy of the good
Robert Oppenheimer
Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds
(Joseph Stalin)
The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic
Julius Caesar
The die is cast
Benito Mussolini
Blood alone moves the wheels of history
Princess Diana
Being a princess isn't all it's cracked up to be
Albert Einstein
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler
(Mark Twain)
Golf is a good walk spoiled
Lord Tennyson
Theirs not to reason why, theirs but to do and die
(Thomas Edison)
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work
(Pablo Picasso)
Good artists copy; great artists steal
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level 58
Sep 18, 2014
Of the dubious quotes, the Ghandi one is the most egregious.
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level 56
Oct 27, 2017
Of the dubious spellings, the Gandhi one is the most egregious
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level 79
Sep 18, 2014
"Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth." Mike Tyson
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level 22
Oct 27, 2017
I think Buster Douglas would argue that point.
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level 29
Oct 29, 2017
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level 76
Oct 30, 2017
I find my plans fall to pieces when someone bites my ear off.
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level 71
Sep 18, 2014
I thought the quotation attributed to Picasso had been said by Oscar Wilde.
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level 72
Sep 18, 2014
I thought it was Stravinsky, but...well, here's the rabbithole: http://quoteinvestigator.com/2013/03/06/artists-steal/
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level 52
Oct 30, 2017
Therein lies the rub.
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level 69
Sep 18, 2014
The Oppenheimer quote is one I'll always remember, mainly because of the emotion in context that goes with it. Although, I'm pretty sure Oppenheimer, himself, was quoting the Bhagavad Gita, a Hindu book. So does that really count as a direct quote? However famous it is, I would say not.
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level 62
Jun 23, 2016
I agree...
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level 83
Sep 18, 2014
Dyslexics and bad spellers of the world... UNTIE!
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level 22
Oct 27, 2017
Don't you mean NUTIE!
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level 48
Sep 19, 2014
I thought I typed in "destroyer" twice...don't think I had a typo, but it didn't take it. Hmm. I agree with the Simsy84, though, that he was quoting from some scripture or another (I'll accept Bhagavad Gita, since I have no reason to doubt it!).
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level 45
Sep 20, 2014
I kept trying "do OR die" instead of "Theirs not to reason why, theirs but to do AND die". At least that's the way I remember it....
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level 48
Sep 21, 2014
me too.
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level 39
Dec 12, 2014
Yes, do OR die is the way I was taught.
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level ∞
Jul 9, 2017
It's do AND die, and I think in this case the conjunction matters. Do OR die has a completely different connotation.
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level 75
Nov 3, 2017
I thought it was do or die, too. Who would have believed Tennyson could get it wrong? :)
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level 22
Oct 27, 2017
me three
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level 38
Oct 28, 2018
^ same here: "Do or Die"
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level 58
Oct 27, 2017
I know I have heard it said "Do or die" many times.
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level 67
Oct 28, 2017
This isn't like a popular saying or something of unknown origin. It's a published poem, so it's pretty easy to confirm "do and die." I agree that "do or die" is a thing people say, but not related to the poem.
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level 40
Sep 20, 2014
P.T. Barnum never said that
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level 76
Nov 27, 2015
That's why he's in brackets.
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level 46
Oct 27, 2017
Machiavelli is veery important
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level 22
Oct 27, 2017
You forgot the most obvious!! I did not have _ _ _ with that woman.
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level 58
Oct 27, 2017
That depends on what your meaning of _ _
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level 29
Oct 29, 2017
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level 67
Oct 27, 2017
'I tried to drown my troubles, but my wife can swim'. Jimmy Carter.
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level 29
Oct 29, 2017
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level 78
Jul 30, 2018
Sounds more like Henny Youngman - "Tale my wife... Please."
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level 64
Oct 27, 2017
“Nobody has the intention to erect a wall.” – Donald Trump
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level 29
Oct 29, 2017
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level 76
Nov 5, 2017
Thanks we didn't see the first two identical comments you made immediately preceding this one.