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Or something like that. Does anybody know the exact text and source of this quotation?

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

The oldest form I can find seems to come from Edmund Burke, 1855, in his Letter to Sheriffs, collected eg here:

But he that accuses all mankind of corruption ought to remember that he is sure to convict only one.

If this is indeed the original, then it has gained in pithiness with repetition; the wordings that seem commonest now are along the lines of

He that accuses all, convicts only one.

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@Malvolio: Why thankyou! :-) – PLL Feb 5 '11 at 14:18

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