Top 10 Commonly Used Sayings or Quotes That Are False

The Top Ten
1 “Anything is possible.”

March Madness enough said. Although filling out a perfect bracket is actually impossible

Then I can possibly fly.

2 “Practice makes perfect.”

Wrong. Believe it or not it's possible that if you don't practice the right way you won't improve. You can't just expect to get better by chucking a basketball at a hoop you have to work on dribbling and your shooting form.

True nothing makes perfect. Perfection just is just not attainable. I wonder what would be a better alternative to this phrase.

If you were "perfect", you would be bland, boring, and nobody would want to hang out with you. Being imperfect makes you actually interesting, someone who's cool, and someone everyone loves. Can't people just learn that?
-Alana The Pony

Imperfection is what makes us exist. Without it, we would be ceased form existence. Let's just say almost perfect, yes?

3 “You can do anything if you put your mind to it.”

That's what I said to myself before committing genocide in thirteen different countries, and it worked! Those losers died like my phone battery 0.001 seconds after opening any online game. So I don't agree with this being on the list

This is basically the same as the anything is possible one.

I would like to see how that turns out for me.

Well if you dedicate yourself to something then yeah the sky's the limit

4 “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”
5 “COVID-19 is just a flu with a 99% survival rate.”

Wrong! COVID-19 is the worst pandemic in human history and will kill more people than the black death and spanish flu combined. This disease will wipe out a third of the world's population and rebuilding could take millenia if even possible.

Good luck having children then! Tell that to your children and grandchildren if you can survive!

Not true if you are over 65 years old, otherwise its pretty accurate.

6 “Humans only use 10% of their brain.”

I liked the movie Lucy, but I don't think this theory is true.

7 “All men ever think about is sex.”

I mean guys think about it because it's just by nature but to say that's all they ever think about is going overboard. But you also can't accuse men of thinking about sex when women will dress "flashy and flirtatiously" and post it on social media they're literally asking for it

8 “Homosexuality is a sin.”
9 “Once a cheater always a cheater.”

It's possible to learn from your past but it's like trust once you lose it it's gone for good

10 “Just ignore them and they’ll leave you alone.”

So just remember the next time you're getting beat up and just ignore them! They'll surely stop punching you. Self defense what is that?

Depends on what it is. The police tend not to leave you alone just because you ignore them.

The Contenders
11 "Easy as taking candy from a baby."

The Mythbusters actually tested this, and it takes more force than you would expect.

12 "The good thing about hitting rock bottom, there’s only one way left to go and that’s UP!"

Because there is simply way too far of a gap between "rock bottom" and "functioning member of society." Usually you only go in a horizontal line rather than up.

13 "Coronavirus isn't actually real and it's just a myth by the Gov"
14 "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me."

If this were true, I would NOT feel shame in everything I've done. Nor would anyone else. But you all remember those quotes that I said that everyone hated, and they offended EVERYONE. But on a related note, is it REALLY selfish to want a better world?

Depends on if you're close to the person that says it or not. When I say that, I mean if it's your parents or your long term significant other. Otherwise, letting words hurt you is usually on yourself to control.

15 "Life is what you make it."

If that's true, then I was born at Buckingham Palace, started acting on Disney Channel, a famous model, & is the most beloved and awarding winning actress in the history of Earth!
-Alana the Pony

If this were true, then COVID-19 would not exist. Case closed!

16 "If everyone thought the same, that would be boring."

Except that is true and it doesn't take a genius to realize that. Maybe it's not always good, like wars, but it sure isn't "boring" of all things

17 Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get.
18 "The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell"
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