If the young leddy was so careless o' insulting other folks' ancestors, it proves she has nane o' her ain; for them that has china plates themsel's is the maist careful no to break the china plates of others.
I'll meet thee on the lea-rig, My ain kind Dearie,O.Robert Burns
It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees. No pasara n! See Pet ain 649:74.
The present moment is our ain, The neist we never saw!william julius mickle