What is the origin of the often quoted phrase "living well is
the best revenge"? I cannot find it anywhere! Fitzgerald? Elliot? The
Windsors? Hemingway? Mae West? This is SO often quoted, it should
surely have been documented. Can you help?
Sure. The quote is by the English poet George Herbert (1593–1633),
according to the latest edition of Bartlett's Familiar
—The Fact Monster