Pollyanna - "When you look for the bad in mankind, expecting to find it, you surely will. - Abraham Lincoln." (Note...in the Pollyanna (Disney version) anniversary DVD, the director/writer admits...he made up this quote and falsely attributed it to Lincoln.) But the quote is still good and true in and of itself!
Detective Columbo (Peter Falk): SOCRATIC IRONY is employed when someone says something that conveys a message that contradicts the literal words. Someone attempting to use Socratic irony might sound like the old television detective Columbo who always disparaged his own talents to make the suspect think he was an idiot.