Blame it on a misunderstanding. Or mistranslation. Or wishful thinking. But there are tons of quotes you probably think famous people said. But they didn’t. It’s OK, though. Because you’re not alone. Everyone thinks they did. So who said what? And have you ever mouthed off any of these popular quotes?
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." — Mahatma Gandhi.
Gandhi didn’t say this popular quotation. But he did say, “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.” So the more famous saying is basically a summary of what Ghandi actually said.