The author of this quotation is William E. Vaughan, American columnist of Kansas City Star newspaper.
A few more of his aphorisms I admire:
- "Size isn't everything. The whale is endangered, while the ant continues to do just fine."
- "It might be a good idea if the various countries of the world would occasionally swap history books, just to see what other people are doing with the same set of facts."
- "If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity."