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Re: Two fools quotation

Posted by Bruce Kahl on June 01, 2003

In Reply to: Two fools quotation posted by David Smith on June 01, 2003

: Can anybody please help with the author/source of the following :- "There are two kinds of fool. One says 'This is old, therefore it is good' and the other says 'This is new, therefore it is better'"

I found many sources ranging from some ol' standbys--"An ancient Jewish/Chinese/Japanese/Russian proverb"-- to a Mr. Bob Katz!
By sheer numbers it seems the winner is Wiliam Ralph Inge (1860-1954).
I do not stand by this so if anybody has REAL proof please let us know.