Quotation by Franklin Pierce Adams

The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time.
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."
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