Posts Tagged 'William Collins'

Crypto(mis)quote Spoiler – 03/12/14

Rustic Civility by William Collins showing a c...

Rustic Civility by William Collins showing a child “tugging his forelock” as a local authority figure passes on horseback (only visible by the shadow) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.”   —   John Churton Collins


English: William Collins (d. 1759)

English: William Collins (d. 1759) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(This quote appears to be mis-attributed.  I initially looked at all the John Churton Collins quotation pages, and I could not find this particular quote.  The closest being:  “Never trust a man who speaks well of everybody.”  However, a search on the quote itself returns multiple citings of this quote being said by a William Collins.  There are a number of William Collins’ who could have said it, but the sites that follow up the quote’s author with a little bio have it as William Collins, the 18th Century poet.  I suppose the internet could be wrong, but it’s much more likely that our Cryptoquote friends just got this one wrong.  Hey!  We all make mistakes, from time to time.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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