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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2002 1:28 pm 
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I'm looking for this quote, it goes something like, "Before you judge someone, you should always walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you do judge them, they're a mile away and barefoot." And I have no idea who says it or if that's even how it goes. But I love that quote. Any ideas?


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It's a pretty common Jack Handey-ism, but I'm not 100% sure he was the originator of it.

I usually hear it end with "they'll be a mile away and you'll have their shoes."

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Thanks for the response, I'll see if I can find that one, then. I've been going crazy trying to remember where it came from!


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I pray that I may not judge a man, until I have walked a mile in his moccasins.
~old cherokee saying

The "variation" of this is an unattributed joke that is all over the internet
I have absolutely no confidence that Handy had anything to do with it.

Before you criticize someone, make sure you've walked a mile in their shoes. That way, you're a mile away AND you have their shoes!
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"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-until you climb in his skin and walk around in it."
~Atticus Finch- To Kill a Mockingbird


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