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Re: Fool me once

Posted by ESC on October 02, 2002

In Reply to: Do you know... posted by Shana on October 02, 2002

: What is that phrase that goes something like this...Fool me once...

: I can never seem to remember it. Can anyone help me?

FOOL ME ONCE, SHAME ON YOU; FOOL ME TWICE, SHAME ON ME - "Anyone who falls for the same deceit twice must accept responsibility for his own gullibility; thus, one should be more watchful the next time around. Originally a child's saying." From the "Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings" by Gregory Y. Titelman (Random House, New York, 1996).