[Ads-l] Quip Origin: Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. (dubiously attributed to Oscar Wilde in 1954)

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 16 09:17:10 UTC 2023

Back in August 2022 I posted about the quip in the subject line. The
earliest close match appeared in 1949 with an attribution to Percy

An email correspondent sent me a 1911 citation for a fun precursor:

[Begin excerpt]
"I always forgive my enemies; nothing enrages them more."
[End excerpt]

The QI article has been updated:


The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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