[Ads-l] Adage: Comparison is the thief of joy

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sat Feb 6 23:16:07 EST 2021


Back in 2015 there was a thread about the saying in the subject line.
http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2015-January/135556.html

Over the years I have received ten requests to explore this topic. So
I finally posted an article:
https://quoteinvestigator.com/2021/02/06/thief-of-joy/

The attributions to Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and C. S. Lewis
all appear to be spurious.

The QI article acknowledges the mailing list discussants: Benjamin
Torbert, Laurence Horn, John Baker, Wilson Gray, and Jonathan Lighter.

Feedback welcome,
Garson O'Toole

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