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You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar

Posted by ESC on August 17, 2009 at 19:45

In Reply to: You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar posted by Patti on August 17, 2009 at 16:14:

: What is the origin of "you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar"?

"...The proverb has been traced back to G. Torriano's 'Common Place of Italian Proverbs' . It first appeared in the United States in Benjamin Franklin's 'Poor Richard's Almanac' in 1744, and is found in varying forms..." From "Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings" by Gregory Y. Titelman (Random House, New York, 1996).