Misquoted Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old misquoted quotes, misquoted sayings, and misquoted proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Silence can never be misquoted.     

Calvin Coolidge

Misquotations are the only quotations that are never misquoted.     

Hesketh Pearson

Journalists have misquoted people for so long - and quoted them out of context that for many people like to have their words on record.     

Jason Calacanis

Practice is everything. This is often misquoted as Practice makes perfect.      


The most familiar quotations are the most likely to be misquoted. Some misquotations are still variable, some have settled down to false versions that have obscured the true ones. They have passed over from literature into speech.     

Carl Clinton Van Doren