Friday, December 13, 2013

Nelson Said What?


There's been a lot of misinformation lately surrounding the shocking and unexpected death of the mythically empathetic humanitarian leader, Nelson Mandela. At just 115 years old, Mandela stunned the world into disbelieving grief when he suddenly passed away after only 19 recent emergency trips to the hospital. Adding to the immense weight of the sadness is of course the circus of insanity created when funeral selfies, schizophrenic interpreters and misattributed quotes began flooding the interwebs. 

Luckily I'm here to straighten it all out for you. Well, the quotes at least. I've put together a list of some of the more popular misquotes from the revolutionary philanthropist and politician, followed by his actual, verified words. Many times the quotes are so similar that at first they might not appear any different; but it can be the placement of a single word or punctuation mark that changes its entire meaning. Hopefully this will clear up any confusion.The last thing we'd ever want to do is tarnish the revered legacy of a global icon with falsities and untruths. Amen. 



Misquote: 
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”


Actual Quote: 
"Hater I be doin me, you guys should be doin ya'll. I'm stackin money to the ceiling. All this ice in my Rollie got me chillin. And I just made a couple million so I could take care of them children." 



Misquote
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”


Actual Quote: 
"Got Patron on deck and Ciroc in my bottle, push it all on her, she was on that Reposado."







Misquote: 
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”


Actual Quote: 
"You aint got no M's in your account, I never ask my amount. Treat that bad bitch like a bad check, cause I cash that and I bounce."






Misquote: 
"After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb."


Actual Quote: 
"Bottle after bottle, drink until I overdose. Pull up in the Phantom, watch them bitches catch the Holy Ghost."



Misquote: 
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”


Actual Quote:
"Im on a yacht getting hella high smokin that seaweed, bad bitch in her cha-cha grabbin on her chi-chi's. Million dollar deals in my email, you mad as hell you aint CC'ed. " 


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