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all cats are grey in the dark

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EtymologyEdit

Attributed to Benjamin Franklin, explaining why to take an older woman to bed[1], but appears in John Heywood's book of proverbs (1546) as 'When all candles be out, all cats be grey.'

ProverbEdit

all cats are grey in the dark

  1. In the dark, physical appearance is unimportant.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Schiff, Stacy. A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America. New York: Henry Holt, 2005. →ISBN. Page 236.