I was talking about a recent regulatory failure with my wife last night (yes, we talk about such things), and we agreed that the truth would surely come out eventually, as uncertainties resolved. That led me to utter the pithy remark “Time is the best auditor.”

My wife asked “who said that,” and I realized I had to say “I did.” As far as I know, this fairly low-hanging quote has not been uttered before (I get no hits on a google search putting the phrase in quotes).

Is this just not worth saying? Or am I riffing off someone who said something very similar, but not identical?

I know I’m not that original.