Millennials grew up with the internet and know (or should know) enough to be skeptical of unsourced information. But even we can be taken in sometimes.
Sometimes the historicity of a quote doesn't matter; for example, Nathan Hale's famous line exemplified a revolution whether or not he actually said those exact 14 words. But it's the exception, not the rule.
Accuracy in an age where information can spread in an instant is doubly important. After being taken in a few times myself, I've learned to double-check any quote that I repin, retweet, or otherwise share online.
Here are six famous quotes that are generally credited to the wrong person. (You can go double-check your Pinterest boards now.)
Pop culture has credited this list of beauty tips to Audrey Hepburn ever since the actress quoted the essay in public — despite the fact that Hepburn always sourced the essay to its true author, humorist Sam Levenson.
Note: The "I believe in pink" quote often sourced to Hepburn is probably made up as well.
Blogposts and pins frequently attribute this quote to C.S. Lewis, but the words actually came from fellow author George MacDonald, whom Lewis considered a mentor and frequently quoted in his own works.
This adage has been attributed to Hillary Clinton, Eleanor Roosevelt, Anne Boleyn and more. The actual line, "Well-behaved women seldom make history," came from an obscure scholarly article by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, who later titled a book after the now-famous quote.
While the quote has become a byword exemplifying callous royalty, historians agree that Marie Antoinette never said it. The much-maligned, tragic queen was actually known as a generous donor to charitable causes and was sensitive to the populace, according to biographer Lady Antonia Fraser.