phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Home | Search the website Search | Discussion Forum Home|

No honor among thieves

Posted by ESC on March 08, 2009 at 16:51

In Reply to: No honor among thieves posted by Chris on March 08, 2009 at 11:41:

: Where did the phrase "there is no honor among thieves" originate?

I thought this would be an easy one. But so far all I've found:

Under proverbs: There is honour among thieves. early nineteenth century. "The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations," Fifth Edition, edited by Elizabeth Knowles (Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, 2001). Page 612:11. In another quotation book, the same phrase is again under proverbs. There is honor among thieves. The Involuntary Constant . The Yale Book of Quotations, edited by Fred R. Shapiro. Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2006. Page 614:146.