"The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that you can never tell if they are genuine."
If you quote, you should also reference!
Very true and we need be aware of that. On the other hand though we have people who will totally discount the content of a quote solely because of who it was that originally said it. Two extremes that reasonable folks have to watch out for.Quote:
I got into a HUGE argument with someone on FB, that really started out more as good natured ribbing on my end, over this Ghandi quote.
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
It gets thrown around about pets. It's not about pets, and was not an original thought by Ghandi either. IIRC, the original writing was by a guy that was a hard core Vegetarian and it was specifically referencing EATING animals. And to be perfectly honest, I had no idea until it got kind of heated and I started digging around about the quote. And I also did not know she was a vegetarian. It did not end well, lol.
Taking a quote out of context?????
This IS the political season is it not?
I thought that was a prerequisite to writing a political ad was to take the opponents words and find the select few that make you sound better when uttered totally out of contexts.
Keep in mind, this is just the thought of one who's not sure what percent he is anymore.