The first time I ever heard this saying, was about 10 years ago, and I was in the middle of a huge argument with "someone". It seemed to me, then, that I was winning the fight and I was not, in the least, likely to back down or back off. I was so sure that all my points, my comments, my explanation, my remarks could not be matched one for one. Hence, with a smugness that only arrogance can know, I gave a last parting shot by saying that he was never right.
Alas, his humble reply to my outburst was like a splash of cold water on my face.
It is really hard to remember what we were fighting about then or what his point of view had been. But it was to me, at that time, the most correct thing to say. And it was a rare occasion when I was left speechless!
It’s been ten years since I found out that even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
That certain "someone" is none other than Stephen Grosse.