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I believe it is a paraphrase of Jonathan Swift:

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It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.

  • As quoted in Treasury of thought: forming an encyclopædia of quotations from ancient and modern authors (1872) by Maturin Murray Ballou, p. 433.
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