Correcting some of history’s most famous misquotes

Ever been misquoted? You’re in good company. The New Republic sets the record straight on nine famous misquotes.

Remember that famous quote, “Nice guys finish last”?

Well, that wasn’t quite what Brooklyn Dodgers player and manager Leo Durocher said. The real quote was, “The nice guys are all over there, in seventh place.” Sports reporters adapted it to make snappier headlines.

So says The New Republic in a slideshow called Great Misquotes in History.

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