Quotes Often Misattributed:
The public consciousness is filled with many a phrase that has a knowable source, but many don’t know the source. Sometimes it’s Shakespeare, sometimes the Bible, sometimes Pope or Dryden … Too often we think we know who said it: and are wrong.Therefore today I launch with a couple of of possible examples.
Survival of the fittest
How many thought it was Darwin?
red in tooth and claw
I love the story of the woman who dismissed Shakespeare on her first actual exposure to the text: “It’s nothing but quotes,” she said.