Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Truthout time, Fake Lincoln Quotes

"There's no honorable way to kill, no gentle way to destroy. There is nothing good in war except its ending."

Abraham Lincoln, quote, fake, meme, war, kill

Abraham Lincoln is one of the most misquoted historical figures ever, and it began long before there was an Internet. The quote in this meme was said by an actor playing Abraham Lincoln in an episode of "Star Trek." Lincoln himself never said this.

For more on this one and other common fake Lincoln quotes, see: http://webcenters.netscape.compuserve.com/whatsnew/package.jsp?name=fte/lincoln/lincoln

Which, btw, as you can see from the Netscape.Compuserve URL, has been on the Net pretty much since the beginning of the Net. Before you share a quote or make a meme, please enter your quote text into Google to quickly and easily determine if it's the real McCoy or not.

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