Who said that ? 2
Sometimes you are very surprised to find out what happened before and, as they say, “reinforced concrete” topics are completely different. But this is interesting, here are a few examples from the literature:
10th place: “A lonely sail whitens ...”, it turns out, is not at all the words of Lermontov. For the beginning of his poem, Lermontov took the first line of Decembrist Bestuzhev's famous poem: A lonely white sail, / Like a swan wing, / And the clear traveler is sad - / At his feet a quiver, in the hands is an oar.
9th place: “A healthy mind in a healthy body”. These words belong to the Roman satirical poet Juvenal, who did not at all promote a healthy lifestyle, but, on the contrary, ridiculed the cult of strength and health that existed in ancient Rome. The approximate meaning of Juvenal’s words was as follows: “Is this mountain of muscles really capable of thinking?”
8th place: The phrase “The state is me” is attributed to the French king Louis XIV. But according to the minutes of the Parliament’s session, on which the phrase was supposedly said, Louis did not say that. Some historians believe that the English queen Elizabeth uttered this phrase first.
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7th place: "Those who take the sword will die with the sword." Actually, this is a phrase from the Gospel, and the fact that it was said by Alexander Nevsky was invented by screenwriter P.A. Pavlenko. After the release of the film "Alexander Nevsky" in newspaper articles and posters, it began to be given as a genuine historical one.
6th place: “Catch up and overtake”. Imagine, Khrushchev has nothing to do with this. The words are taken from Lenin's article “Awesome Catastrophe”: “... Russia in its political system has caught up with the advanced countries. But this is not enough. The war is relentless, it raises the question with merciless sharpness: either die, or catch up with the advanced countries and overtake them also economically. ”
5th place: The phrase “Who does not work, he does not eat” has completely different roots. This is the second epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians: "If anyone does not want to work, he will not eat."
4th place: Pushkin did not invent a “window to Europe”. In the notes to The Bronze Horseman, Pushkin himself points out that he took this image from the Letters on Russia by the Italian writer Algarotti. He wrote: "Petersburg is a window through which Russia looks to Europe."
3rd place: “A flame will ignite from a spark” is not a slogan invented by V.I.Lenin for the newspaper "Iskra", and a quote from the poem of the poet-Decembrist A.I. Odoyevsky, which was written in Siberia in response to the poetic message of A.S. Pushkin "In the depths of Siberian ores ...": Our sad work will not disappear. / A flame will ignite from the spark, / And our enlightened people / Is gathered under the holy banner.
2nd place: "Born to crawl can not fly." It is well known that this is a quote from M. Gorky's Song of the Falcon. However, such an expression is found in the fable of I.I. Chemnitsera "Man and a cow." The fable tells about a peasant who saddled a cow, which "... fell under a rider ..., no wonder: the cow did not learn to ride ... And therefore should know: who was born to crawl, don’t fly."
1st place: "The first pancake is lumpy". Imagine, this proverb initially had nothing to do with failures: in Old Slavonic, KOMOY was called a bear. And since the Slavs bears revered, the first pancake was carried to the waking bear, i.e. the first pancake is not lumpy, but to whom - coma (bears). Hence the name of the holiday, the Komoyeditsa, which the church subsequently renamed to Maslenitsa.