Another "Chinese proverb"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 10 18:23:05 UTC 2010

1973 Erich Fromm _The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness_ (N.Y.: Holt) 28: As
a Chinese sage said, "Reading prescriptions does not make one well."

That's the earliest I can find.

"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society -

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