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. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from August 14, 2019
“Few of us ever test our powers of deduction, except when filling out an income tax form”

“Few of us ever test our powers of deduction, except when filling out an income tax form” is a popular tax saying that has been printed on many images. The quotation was included in the book Quotations for Our Time (1977) by Laurence J. Peter (1919-1990). Canadian educator Peter is usually given as the quote’s author, but it’s likely that he collected it from a now-unknown source.


OCLC WorldCat record
Quotations for Our Time.
Author: Laurence J Peter
Publisher: USA William Morrow & Co. 1977
Edition/Format: Print book : English

13 February 1983, Newsday (Long Island, NY), Tax Book sec., pg. 2, col. 1:
Few of us ever test our powers of deduction, except when filling out a tax form.
-- Laurence J. Peter, “The Peter Principle”

16 April 1995, New York (NY) Times, “Word for Word-Tax Talk: Render Unto Caesar, Pay the Piper Or Just Get That Check in the Mail” by David E. Rosenbaum, pg. E7, col. 3:
Few of us ever test our powers of deduction, except when filling out an income tax form.
-- Laurence J. Peter, author of “The Peter Principle”

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