“I like magicians because they are honest men…”

"I like magicians because they are honest men..."
 "I like magicians because they are honest men. 
They tell you they’re going to fool you, 
and then they proceed to do it."
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A quote by Karl Germain, known as Germaine the Wizard, a magician (1878-1959).

Or it’s a quote by Elbert Hubbard, a writer and artist (1856 – 1915).

It’s been attributed to both these men. I’ve researched the source of the quote and can’t find a definitive answer for either one, so I’ve decided to say it’s by Karl Germain. Why? Because he has nice posters. You see, that’s how it goes – the guy with better publicity materials wins the historical game.

"I like magicians because they are honest men..."
Germain the Wizard
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– Elbert Hubbard, Wikipedia>>
– Karl Germain, Magic Tricks>> 

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