Posted by ESC on November 21, 2001
In Reply to: Practice Makes Perfect posted by Kevin on November 21, 2001
: Where does the phrase practice makes perfect come from. Please let me know?
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT - 'The more you practice, the better your skills are. The proverb has been traced back to the 1550s-1560s, when its form was 'Use makes perfect.' The Latin version is: 'Uses promptos facit.' First attested in the United States in 'Diary and Autobiography of John Adams' ." From "Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings" by Gregory Y. Titelman (Random House, New York, 1996).