[extropy-chat] Re: Chesterton (was EP)
mlorrey at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 11 13:34:52 UTC 2005
--- David Lubkin <extropy at unreasonable.com> wrote:
> Apparently JFK paraphrased it to roughly the form I gave and the
> Internet's echo chamber of inaccuracy propagation spread variants of
> the paraphrase and credited them to Chesterton. (And occasionally
> to Robert Frost.
Generally, Frost is credited with saying, "Good fences make good
neighbors", although the poem in which he says it the narrator is
actually questioning the validity of that saying, which is actually an
old yankee aphorism.
> It's awfully hard to track down authoritative sources and text for
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