38 Misconception Quotes

  • Nothing is more dangerous for a new truth than an old misconception. – Goethe

 

  • Every misconception is a poison: there are no harmless misconceptions. – Leo Tolstoy

 

  • The notion of implied meaning is the root of misunderstanding. – Eric Parslow

 

  • The misconception that a victory can be worth its price, has in the nuclear age become a total illusion. – Alva Myrdal

 

  • Where misunderstanding serves others as an advantage, one is helpless to make oneself understood. – Lionel Trilling

 

  • Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves. – Emil Cioran

 

  • The final portrait is often furthest from the truth. – Dave Cullen

 

  • My reality is the misconceptions about me. – Tori Spelling

 

  • Misunderstanding is generally simpler than true understanding, and hence has more potential for popularity. – Raheel Farooq

 

  • Any man who knows all the answers most likely misunderstood the questions. – Unknown

 

  • There is no offense by which we are excited to a livelier or more just indignation, than by the misinterpretation of our own motives. – F. Wayland

 

  • Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable. – Mark Twain

 

  • I hate that you think you’re irreplaceable. Darling, you’re actually upgradable. – Ahmed Mostafa

 

  • The trouble with the world is not that people know too little; it’s that they know so many things that just aren’t so. – Mark Twain

 

  • It became a lucrative misconception, that movement in any direction is progression. – Canibus

 

  • Stupidity is a talent for misconception. – Edgar Allan Poe

 

  • Only misconceptions need to be supported by elaborate arguments. Truth can always stand alone. – Leo Tolstoy

 

  • The delusions of self-love cannot be prevented, but intellectual misconceptions as to the means of achieving success may be corrected. – George Henry Lewes

 

  • There’s that popular misconception of man as something between a brute and an angel. Actually man is in transit between brute and God. – Norman Mailer

 

  • A wise man alters his misconceptions when he learns the truth; a fool tries to beat the truth into the mold of his misconceptions. – Sarah A. Chrisman

 

  • We can get so wrapped up in our own misconceptions that we miss the simple beauty of the truth. – Deb Caletti

Misconception Quotes

  • The biggest misconception about work is that you need to spend the majority of your time doing it. – Tim Ferriss

 

  • Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men although he was twice married, it never occured to him to verify this statement by examining his wives’ mouths. – Bertrand Russell

 

  • In a society that judges self-worth on productivity, it’s no wonder we fall prey to the misconception that the more we do, the more we’re worth. – Ellen Stern

 

  • A man’s free will cannot cure him even of the toothache, or a sore finger; and yet he madly thinks it is in its power to cure his soul. – Augustus Toplady

 

  • It is a misconception to think that during evolution humans sacrificed physical skill in exchange for intelligence: wielding one’s body is a mental activity. – Ted Chiang

 

  • Those without an idea of who you are make you become what they think. – Michael Bassey

 

  • Too often people mistake monsters for gods. – Monique Snyman

 

  • One of humankind’s most enduring misconceptions is that of nature’s bounty… the belief that nature is such a powerful force that it is indestructible. – Mark Kurlansky

 

  • Misconceptions play a prominent role in my view of the world. – George Soros

 

  • Why is it that there is this misconception that dark equals good. That only applies to chocolate. – Rhys Bowen

 

  • Misconceptions are like cockroaches: you have no idea where they came from, but they’re everywhere, often where you don’t expect them and they’re impervious to nuclear weapons. – Alex Reinhart

 

  • To feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to visit the ill in the hospital, these are acts of mercy, but there is one charitable deed which cannot be compared to them: to free your brother from misconception. – Leo Tolstoy

 

  • Don’t answer every critic. Sometimes, the answers you give may be right but misconceived and misunderstood. – Israelmore Ayivor

 

  • There seems to be a great misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe you may cease to behave. – Louis Kronenberger

 

  • An autobiography should give the reader opportunity to point out the author’s follies and misconceptions. – Claud Cockburn

 

  • The miracle of your mind isn’t that you can see the world as it is. It’s that you can see the world as it isn’t. – Kathryn Schulz