It might seem a bit hypocritical to use an inspirational quote to show why inspirational quotes are extremely overdone on Twitter, but bear with me. “Well done is greater than well said” goes the quote. And it sorta fits: You don’t need to use quotes to get your message across on Twitter. Use your own words! Do your own thinking rather than saying someone else’s words.
But some of you might say I’m reaching here, and you’d be right. The quote kind of works, but only because you did a little mental gymnastics and made it work. And so it goes with most of the overused, underwhelming quotes I see on Twitter.