Dibos, William G. “CONCERNING A
QUOTATION COMMONLY ATTRIBUTED TO ABRAHAM LINCOLN.” Romance Notes, vol. 11, no. 3, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for its Department of Romance Studies, 1970, pp. 579–80. JSTOR, https://www.jstor.org/stable/43800599.
This brief article provides evidence that a quotation (“you can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time”) that was heretofore claimed to originate from Abraham Lincoln actually occurred first in the Encyclopédie in the article “Dieu”. There is a request for further research on the source of the quote in the Encyclopédie and there is no analysis on the relation between the Encyclopédie and Lincoln other than the observation that the quote appeared around 100 years before Lincoln’s presidency.
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