"Stopped Clock" Proverb

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at AOL.COM
Tue Apr 13 20:02:35 UTC 2004

In a message dated Mon, 12 Apr 2004 11:51:07 -0400,  Fred Shapiro
<fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU> asks:

>   What is the earliest citation findable
>  for the proverb "even a stopped clock is right twice a day" or variants
>  thereof?

Lewis Caroll.

Quoted in James R. Newman, ed _The World of Mathematics_ (New York: Simon and
Schuster, 1956, no ISBN) vol IV page 2405.  Unfortunately no source is given
for the original.

     - James A. Landau

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