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Who Said That?: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

The popular phrase “A picture is worth a thousand words,” meaning a single image can convey a complex idea or story, was introduced in...

Misquoted: There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute: P.T. Barnum

“There’s a sucker born every minute” is a phrase often credited to entrepreneur and circus founder  P. T. Barnum (1810–1891). However, there is little evidence to...

Misquoted: “Let Them Eat Cake”

“Let them eat cake” is common translation of the French phrase “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche“, and commonly attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette upon learning that the...

Who Said That?: Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick

The well known phrase “Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick; you will go far” was first stated by publicly U.S. Vice President Theodore...