Laws and Sausage

Shapiro, Fred Fred.Shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 13 03:10:53 UTC 2008

Here is a still earlier citation for the "laws and sausages" quote:

Saxe says in his new lecture: "Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in
proportion as we know how they are made."
        Daily Cleveland Herald, Mar. 29, 1869 (19th Century U.S. Newspapers)

Barring further discoveries, I will certainly list this under John G. Saxe in the next edition of The Yale Book of Quotations.

Fred Shapiro

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