Peter De Vries (b. 1910), U.S. author. The Reverend Andrew Mackerel, in The Mackerel Plaza, ch. 1 (1958).
"This aphorism," De Vries added, "seemed to his hearers so much better than anything Voltaire had said on the subject that he was given an immediate hike in pay and invited out to more dinners than he could possibly eat."