great minds think alike

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great minds think alike (fools seldom differ)

  1. Used to emphasize a coincidence, or two people reaching the same conclusion in any manner at the same time.
    Person A: He looks a bit like David Beckham...
    Person B: I was just thinking that!
    Person A: Great minds think alike, eh?
    Person C: More like fools seldom differ in this case...

Usage notes[edit]

The "Fools seldom differ" part is found in British English, while the aphorism is usually phrased "... and fools rarely differ" in American English.



  • Gregory Y. Titelman, Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings, 1996, →ISBN, p. 125.