Modern Proverbs Appeal (UNCLASSIFIED)

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu May 24 18:15:07 UTC 2007

On Thu, 24 May 2007, Jim Parish wrote:

> The version I'm familiar with - which I do use as a proverb - is "To a
> man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail." I don't know where I
> ran across it, though.

I suppose it could be considered a quotation that has become proverbial.

Fred Shapiro

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