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 July 30, 2017
“Two reasons we don’t trust people: 1. We don’t know them, 2. We know them”

"Two reasons we don’t trust people: 1. We don’t know them, 2. We know them” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images. This saying—by an anonymous author—was published in a Texas newspaper in February 1945:

“Most of us don’t trust people for two reasons: First, because we don’t know them; second, because we do.”


27 February 1945, Abilene (TX) Reporter-News, “In West Texas,” pg. 4, col. 1:
Stanton REPORTER: Most of us don’t trust people for two reasons: First, because we don’t know them; second, because we do.

8 March 1945, Wise County Messenger (Decatur, TX), pg. 12, col. 4: 
Most of us don’t trust people for two reasons: First, because we don’t know them; and second, because we do.

5 October 1945, Hamlin (TX) Herald, pg. 6, col. 6:
Most of us don’t trust people for two reasons: first, because we don’t know them; and second, because we do.

14 September 1950, Cameron (TX) Herald, pg. 7, col. 5:
Most of us don’t trust people for two reasons: First, because we don’t know them; second, because we do.

Google Books
14,000 Quips & Quotes:
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By E. C. McKenzie
Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House
1990, ©1980
Pg. 101:
There are two reasons why we don’t trust people: one, because we don’t know them; and the other, because we do.

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Karen Ferguson
1/27/97
(...)
There are probably only two reasons why we don’t trust people:
One because we don’t know them.
Two because we do.

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Venkat Mails
6/29/12
There are two reasons why we don’t trust people -
FIRST : We don’t know them.
SECOND : We know them.

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Erik‏
@ErikAunapuu
Two reasons why we don’t trust people:
1. We don’t know them.
2. We know them.
1:46 AM - 15 Nov 2014

Reddit—Quotes
“There are two reasons why we don’t trust people. One, we don’t know them. Two, we know them.” (self.quotes)
submitted January 13, 2017 by Jedmadar
-Anonymous

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Sunday, July 30, 2017 • Permalink