“You can fool . . . .” Quotes

1 Aug

All of us have heard the saying, variously attributed to Abraham Lincoln or to P. T. Barnum,

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all the people all of the time.”

Less well-known is this quote from George W. Bush,

“You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on.”

But my favorite, and the scariest for us in the Age of Obama, Reid, McConnell, Pelosi, and Boehner, is this from James Thurber (from “The Owl Who Was God”),

“You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.”

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