A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 15, 2016
“Fools rush in where wise men fear to trade”

"For fools rush in where angels fear to tread” is a famous line in English poet Alexander Pope‘s “An Essay on Criticism” (1711). A horse-buying parody was popular in 1881:

“We have impressed on our readers a short time ago, how careful the dabblers in horseflesh should be, and it is often with surprise we notice how fools are bold where wise men fear to trade.”

“Fools are rushing in where wise men fear to trade,” financial columnist B. C. Forbes (1880-1954) wrote in 1915. “Florida Maxim — Fools rush in where wise men fear to trade” was printed in 1926.  Canadian author Laurence J. Peter (1919-1990) wrote in “Peter’s Almanac” in 1983:

“In the stock market, fools rush in where wise men fear to trade.”


Wikipedia: Fools rush in where angels fear to tread
The line For fools rush in where angels fear to tread. was first written by Alexander Pope in his poem An Essay on Criticism. The poem first appeared in 1711.

Google Books
March 1881, Wallace’s Monthly, “Hints to Horse Buyers,” pg. 94, col. 2:
We have impressed on our readers a short time ago, how careful the dabblers in horseflesh should be, and it is often with surprise we notice how fools are bold where wise men fear to trade.

8 October 1889, Chicago (IL) Daily Tribune, pg. 3, col. 7:
Fools enter boldly
Where wise men fear to trade.
(Rogers, Peet & Co.—ed.)

1 December 1897, Albany (NY) <>Morning Express, pg. 4, col. 4 ad:
“Fools enter boldly where wise men fear to trade.”
(Marx clothier.—ed.)

19 April 1915, Denver (CO) Post, “Fools Rushing In to Carousal Where Wise Men Fear to Trade” by B. C. Forbes, pg. 11, col. 2:
New York, April 19.—Fools are rushing in where wise men fear to trade.

Google Books
Life
Volume 87, Part 1
1926
Pg. 30:
Florida Maxim — Fools rush in where wise men fear to trade. — Florida Times-Union.

20 October 1983, The Morning Union (Springfield, MA), “Peter’s Almanac” by Dr. Laurence J. Peter, pg. 19, col. 5:
In the stock market, fools rush in where wise men fear to trade.

Google Books
20,000 Quips & Quotes
By Evan Esar
New York, NY: Barnes & Noble Books
1995, ©1968
Pg. 104:
Fools rush in where wise men fear to trade.

Google Books
The Biteback Dictionary of Humorous Business Quotations
By Fred Metcalf
London: Biteback Publishing Ltd
2014
Pg. ?:
Fools rush in where wise men fear to trade.
Peter Drucker, American businessman

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Hal Marston :^\
‏@BirdBrayn
Investor CAUTION: Fools rush in where wise men fear to trade.

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8:03 AM - 7 Apr 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Sunday, May 15, 2016 • Permalink