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The Most Vile Quotes From History’s Most Revered Heroes
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Everyone -- even the most revered heroes of history -- has said something they wish they could take back. Whether you've spoken out of line in the heat of the moment or simply put your foot in your mouth, we've all said stupid things we then regret.

But sometimes, we've said something awful and not regretted it at all. Sometimes, we thoroughly intend to say or write something appalling, whether we realize it is indeed appalling or not.

And that is certainly true even of the most beloved icons of government, academia, the arts, and beyond. From John Lennon to Martin Luther King Jr. to Gandhi, these surprisingly ugly quotes might have you rethinking who your heroes are.


Next, have a look at 21 little-known John Lennon facts and photos that reveal his bizarre, ugly side. Then, read up on 19 startling Gandhi facts and quotes that are much darker than you'd imagine.

John Kuroski
John Kuroski is the assistant editor of All That Is Interesting.
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