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All generalisations are wrong...

Posted by ESC on July 03, 2010 at 12:38

In Reply to: All generalisations are wrong... posted by Bob Smith on June 30, 2010 at 20:17:

: What is the origin of the saying 'All generalisations are wrong, except this one' - who said/wrote it?

Can't find that. Found this:

No generalization is wholly true -- not even this one. Oliver Wendell Holmes, U.S. writer and physician (1809-1894). Yale Book of Quotations, edited by Fred R. Shapiro, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2006. Page 368.