Moonshot/Mudshot; Proverbs

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Dec 14 19:37:22 UTC 2000

On Thu, 14 Dec 2000 Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:

>    "You don't want to know how laws or sausages are made."

This is usually attributed to Bismarck, but no one seems to have traced it
to a real source.  If anyone knows anything about its real origins
(Barry?), I'd love to hear from them.

Fred Shapiro

Fred R. Shapiro                             Editor
Associate Librarian for Public Services     YALE DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS
  and Lecturer in Legal Research            Yale University Press,
Yale Law School                             forthcoming
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