It takes a thief to catch a thiefPosted by ESC on October 12, 2009 at 15:48
In Reply to: It takes a thief to catch a thief posted by Patrick Edwards on October 12, 2009 at 08:28:
: It takes a thief to catch a thief. Does anyone know the origin of this English Proverb?
: Thanks for your help.
Set a thief to catch a thief. Mid-seventeenth century proverb.
"Oxford Dictionary of Quotations," Fifth Edition, edited by Elizabeth Knowles (Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, 2001). Page 310.
- It takes a thief to catch a thief Victoria S Dennis 12/October/09