Lipton’s Journal/February 7, 1955/522

From Project Mailer

An old cliché is called an old saw. An old saw no longer cuts, but the fact implied is that once it did. So, of a cliché, we must always recognize that there was a time when it expressed a deep insight into human nature, deep for its time. To go back over the clichés is worthwhile because the deeper one enters them the more is found.