Posted by ESC on September 18, 2001
In Reply to: Enough is Enough posted by Joe Parks on September 17, 2001
: By haperstance, I came upon this site and just had to check my favorite phrase since '71, "Enough is Enough."
: I'd latched the phrase to my heart since seeing a reference to the quotes of Thomas Alva Edison, but I damn sure can't remember the source from hence this reference came!
: There is NO link to explain the source, either.
: "Enough IS Enough!"
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH - "What one has said or done is already excessive. Usually used as an angry response. The proverb has been traced back to about 1375. In 1546, John Heywood included it in his book of proverbs. First attested in the United States in 'The Down-Easters' by John Neal (1793-1876).1949 'Will: I got a job. Charley: Without pay? What kind of a job is a job without pay? (He rises.) Now, look, kid, enough is enough.' - Arthur Miller, 'Death of a Salesman.'." From "Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings" by Gregory Y. Titelman (Random House, New York, 1996).