Quote Mismatched

Can you correctly match the following quotes with their authors?

  1. Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
  2. The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
  3. Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
  4. All art is quite useless.
  5. Faith, as such, is extremely detrimental to human life: it is the negation of reason.
  6. If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists – to protect them and to promote their common welfare – all else is lost.
  7. Capitalism has worked very well. Anyone who wants to move to North Korea is welcome.
  8. You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
  9. The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish.
  10. Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.

The choices, each used exactly once, are:

  • Albert Einstein
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Isaac Asimov
  • Bill Gates
  • Barack Obama
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Ayn Rand
  • Voltaire
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Winston Churchill

The answer key is found here, but try it yourself first! If you really are bold, I dare you to write down your guesses in the comments and then check the solution.

4 thoughts on “Quote Mismatched

  1. 1. Albert Einstein
    2. Issac Asimov
    3. Winston Churchill
    4. Audrey Hepburn
    5. Voltaire
    6. Barack Obama
    7. Ayn Rand
    8. Bill Gates
    9. Oscar Wilde
    10. Napoleon Bonaparte
    I hope this isn’t too embarrassing, but I had to post this just in case I did do well (slim chance, but here it goes).


  2. Ahh no worries. 2/10 here, too xP

    1. Oscar Wilde
    2. Napoleon Bonaparte
    3. Winston Churchill
    4. Ayn Rand
    5. Voltaire
    6. Barack Obama
    7. Bill Gates
    8. Albert Einstein
    9. Isaac Asimov
    10. Audrey Hepburn

    I’ll admit that I haven’t actually read any Ayn Rand, which was probably the only reason I got #6. I need to do more reading in general….


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