Franklin Pierce Adams (1881–1960), U.S. journalist, humorist. Nods and Becks, p. 74 (1944).
James Thurber had earlier written, "You can fool too many of the people too much of the time" in New Yorker, April 29, 1939 (repr. in Fables for our Time, "The Owl Who Was God," 1940). See Abraham Lincoln's comment on "deception."