Some of the most famous quotes, those we use everyday, we use incorrectly. For instance, we say ‘money is the root of all evil’. The real quote is ‘the love of money is the root of all evil’, from the Bible, Timothy 6:10.
How many of us say ‘nice guys finish last’? The real quote, by Leo Durocher of the Brooklyn Dodgers, was ‘nice guys finish 7th’, referring to a member of his rival team, the Giants, who was very nice but he caused the Giants to finish in 7th place. More quotes that we get wrong are here, including ‘I took the road less traveled’. We get that one wrong too.