One of the famous quotes that fathers tell their son about the virtue of honesty was a story concerning the young George Washington when he cut a cherry tree from a biography written by Parson Mason Weems.
Many Americans believed that the young George Washington said it since Washington was known for his honesty. Unfortunately, the young Washington didn’t say it. Historians agree that Mason Weems just constructed the story to add flavor to Washington’s childhood life. As they say, many biographies have a seasoning of fiction!
You can also check my prior post about a quote wrongly associated to Putin, Day 1 of the 3 Quotes 3 Day Challenge.