Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) said many famous quotes, but has many more quotations falsely attributed to him. The Internet (invented over 100 years after Lincoln’s death) is full of the real Lincoln quotes and the fake Lincoln quotes, and it’s often difficult to determine what’s real and what’s fake. “‘Quotes on the Internet are becoming less and less reliable.’—Abraham Lincoln” is a popular Internet joke that appears to have been popularized in 2010.
Variations (as seen printed on posters) include:
. “Quotes on the Internet are not always accurate.”—Abraham Lincoln
. “The thing about quotes from the Internet is that it’s hard to verify their authenticity.”—Abraham Lincoln
. “The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that it’s difficult to determine whether or not they are genuine.”—Abraham Lincoln
. “85% of quotes on the Internet are made up.”—Abraham Lincoln
. “Obviously everything you read on the Internet is trustworthy.”—Abraham Lincoln
. “I sure hope all these things I keep posting don’t end up on the Internet.”—Abraham Lincoln
. “Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet just because there’s a picture with a quote next to it.”—Abraham Lincoln (A picture of Abraham Lincoln is shown—ed.)
Abraham Lincoln’s Internet Wisdom
Shortly after the rise of the blogosphere Abraham Lincoln hosted a dinner party at his Cabin Estate and birthplace in Hodgenville, Kentucky.
After this dinner Abraham Lincoln read from his unpublished memoir: A Humble Man’s Advice For Life in the Information Age. By the fireside he read many portions, but the section that most impressed his guests was this one, simple sentence:
“The thing about quotes on the internet is that you cannot confirm their validity.”
For the sake of brevity many simply use the acronym ALIW when referring to this tidbit of wisdom.
by Kleeck Jul 8, 2011
December 6th, 2008, 09:11 PM
“The problem with quotations on the internet is that the sources are hard to verify” - Abraham Lincoln
December 18th, 2008 at 12:52 AM
“The trouble with quotes on the internet, is that it is often difficult to discern whether or not they are genuine” --Abraham Lincoln
Quote of the Day
“The problem with quotes on the internet is that it is difficult to verify their authenticity”
—-President Abraham Lincoln
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“You Can’t Believe Most of the Quotes You Read On the Internet” -Abraham Lincoln
By ShaneCultra - May 22, 2010
The Tweet Watch
10/13/2010 11:44 AM
brand_BIG “The problem with quotes on Twitter is that you can’t always be sure of their authenticity.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
Kansas City (MO) Star
READERS’ REPRESENTATIVE: Quotations of dubious history ever more abundant online
Kansas City Star 2010-11-07:
An editor working on the Letters page shared a funny line he’d received from a reader: “The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that you can never know if they are genuine.” - Abraham Lincoln I say it’s funny, but this is actually a subject that takes up an ever-increasing amount of time in newsrooms around the world.
Bits & Pieces
December 7th, 2010
Quote of the day
“The problem with quotations that you see on the Internet is that it is difficult to discern if they are genuine.”
— Abraham Lincoln
Top Twat Twit Tosh
By Paul Bowden
The trouble with quotes on the internet is you never know if they are genuine. - Abraham Lincoln.
WLOX13 (South Mississippi)
Fake MLK quote goes viral after bin Laden death
Posted: May 03, 2011 5:18 PM CDT
Updated: Aug 01, 2011 6:16 PM CDT
By Jennifer Bowen
Another popular viral quote, attributed to Abraham Lincoln, reads, “The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it is hard to verify their authenticity.” Duly noted, Mr. President.
The Skeptics Society Forum
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Post #2 by fromthehills » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:21 pm
Abraham Lincoln wrote:
Never believe anything you read on the internet.
New York City • Media/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • (0) Comments • Tuesday, October 23, 2012 • Permalink
That is actually true. I have encountered a lot of articles that are not true. Some people just want to post something intriguing to attract readers even though they dont have any basis.