This past August, the Cleveland Browns unveiled their newly renovated training facility to the local press. The four-month, $5 million project to transform the Browns' home into a mid-grade, mid-2000s, middle-management expo featured, among other things, a series of inspirational quotations on the walls. Almost all of them are misattributed, incorrectly transcribed, or indeterminately fraudulent.
Here's a couple:
President Abraham Lincoln never said this.
Thomas Jefferson NEVER SAID THIS. The passage is originally from a 1947 passage that appeared in Reader's Digest, by F.L. Emerson. It seems to have been attributed to Thomas Jefferson in the 1980s. The original phrasing was, "I'm a great believer in luck. The harder I work, the more of it I seem to have."