Posted by Bob on November 11, 2002
In Reply to: There’ s none so blind as those who won’t see. posted by Barney on November 11, 2002
: : Could someone please tell me the origin (author) of the phrase,
"There' s none so blind as those who won't see. ".
: : Sincerely,
: : Bede Cleary
: Jonathan Swift
Is the wording correct? I can't find the quote on the usual sources. I seem to remember it as "There's none so blind as he who will not see." which makes a tidy line of iambic pentameter. "... won't see" sounds clunky at the end. (That doesn't mean it isn't correct, of course....)