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 Post subject: Forgot who said it.
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:11 pm 
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Need help.

"No generalization is worth a damn, including this one."

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No generalization is wholly true-not even this one~Quoted in Owen Wister, Roosevelt: The Story of a Friendship (1930). [Cited in The Yale Book of Quotations, edited by Fred Shapiro.]


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 Post subject: Generalizations
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:36 pm 
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Gee, I think I liked my "paraphrased" quote better. :lol:

I may assume, based on the date (1930), Theodore Roosevelt?

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Whoops-I forgot to put Oliver Wendell Holmes as the originator.


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I first looked up O.W. Holmes, but couldn't find this quote listed with him (Sr.) or Jr.

Thanks for the information.

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Too broadly generalized conceptions are a constant source of fallacy.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, in Lorenzo v. Wirth. 170 Mass. 596, 600 (1898)

"…to generalize is to omit..."
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, in Donnell vs. Herring,Hall, Marvin Safe Co. 208 U.S. 267, 273 (1908)


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