An inspirational quote shared hundreds of hundreds of times across social media is regularly attributed to either martial arts hero Bruce Lee or businessman Warren Buffett. Both attributions are false. The Bruce Lee Foundation said they discovered no proof that that quote originates through Lee. The screenswarm of a tweet that makes it show up as if the quote originates from Buffett is an imposter account and Buffett’s assistant shown he did not say the quote. 

The quote says: “You will certainly proceed to suffer if you have actually an emotional reactivity to whatever that is sassist to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything via logic. If words control you that indicates everyone else have the right to control you. Breathe and allow points to pass.”

The quote has actually been shared on Facebook through various images of Lee right here, right here and here. 


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Screenshots taken on September 16, 2019 of 3 Facebook posts
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Screenswarm handled August 29, 2019 of a Facebook post
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Screenswarm handled September 16, 2019 of an Instagram post

However before, the quote does not come from either famous male.

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Fans of Lee are regularly treated to quotes from the late film star in meme layouts on his official Twitter and Instagram accounts, yet this quote has actually never been featured. Price quotes shared by main Lee accounts always incorporate a small yellow picture of Lee performing a flying kick.


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Screenshot tackled August 29, 2019 of a short article from Bruce Lee"s official Instagram account

Wilboy shelp that this episode of a podcast put together by Shannon Lee had comparable sentiments to the message, yet not the precise quote.

Fabricated Buffett tweet

This screenshots of tweets purporting to come from Buffett were actually shared from the Twitter account
WarrenBuffettHQ. This is an imposter account which has actually been suspended by Twitter.


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Screenshot taken on September 16, 2019 of a search on Twitter

The “Oracle of Omaha” has a confirmed Twitter account
WarrenBuffett, yet a search of that account does not find the quote. The quote is also not discovered when browsing archived versions of Buffett’s official Twitter account making use of the Wayago Machine, an internet archiving tool. 

On Instagram, the short article spelled the billionaire investor’s name erroneously, with only one T. 

Though people on a regular basis share this quote as if it was said by Lee or Buffett, it’s additionally frequently mutual without attribution, including here and here.

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Screenswarm tackled September 16, 2019 of a Facebook post

The Quote Investigator, a blog that answers concerns around the beginnings of quotes online, likewise found no proof that Lee or Buffett were the source of the quote.


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