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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:607
AUTHOR:George Chapman (1559?–1634)
QUOTATION:Young men think old men are fools, but old men know young men are fools.
ATTRIBUTION:GEORGE CHAPMAN, All Fools, act V, scene ii, lines 205–6, p. 87 (1968).

  This was a common proverb which appeared not only in Chapman’s play, first published in 1605, but in other works as well. See The Oxford Dictionary of English Proverbs, pp. 927–28 (1970).
SUBJECTS:Fools
WORKS:George Chapman Collection
 
 
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