Attributed to Benjamin Franklin, explaining why to take an older woman to bed, but appears in John Heywood's book of proverbs (1546) as 'When all candles be out, all cats be gray.'
all cats are grey in the dark
- In the dark, physical appearance is unimportant.
- ^ Schiff, Stacy. A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America. New York: Henry Holt, 2005. ISBN 0805066330. Page 236.