Some misattributed quotes, like the one above, are obviously false, but sometimes even a quote that looks legitimate can be false. Here are two well-known and widely cited quotes that have turned out to be completely fake, or attributed to the wrong person:
Here are some tips for making sure your quote is the real thing.
Many incorrect quotes are passed around widely for years before they're called out, so don't feel bad if you get duped at first. But do your research to make sure you're not focusing on one that's already been disproven!