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Re: A picture says more than a 1000 words

Posted by Gary Martin on April 05, 2008 at 16:35:

In Reply to: Re: A picture says more than a 1000 words posted by Victoria S Dennis on April 04, 2008 at 20:57:

: : Who used the sentence 'a picture says more than a 1000 words'? I've got mixed results. Some say it is used by Minard to describe the army-crusade against Russia by Napoléon. Others suggest it is older and first used by Confucius. If it is used by Minard, how exactly was it stated.

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: Well, this is what Wikipedia thinks, for what it's worth:
: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_picture_is_wort
: h_a_thousand_words
: (VSD)

Wikipedia's author gives Frederick Barnard credit for introducing the phrase - which isn't quite right. See: