"You could spend a lifetime reading in here." "Two lifetimes -- yours and mine."
The book which you are reading aloud is mine, Fidentinus; but, while you read it so badly, it begins to be yours.Martial, Epigrams (c. 80-104 AD), Book I, Epigram 38.
Come, sir, is time really so precious? Mine isn't. If yours is, all the more tempting to steal a little.Rex Stout portrays Nero Wolfe in A Right to Die (1964)
Regard this day's life as yours, but all else as Fortune's.Euripides
Thething isit'sreally hard tobe room-mateswith people if your suitcases are much better than theirsif yours are really good and theirs aren't.You think if they're intelligent and all, the other person, and have a good sense of humour, that they don't give a damn whose suitcases are better, but they do.1951The Catcher in the Rye, ch.15.
Whether you are pretty or not, I outlive you, bend down my strange face to yours and forgive you.1962 All My Pretty Ones,'All My Pretty Ones'.
The players will have each other's backs, and if you take a swipe at one of ours, we'll take a swipe at two of yours.rex ryan
Now days battles are just sort of a "You shoot up my town and I'll shoot up yours." They say that Americans don't play fair. They shoot 'em up all the time. I hope so because I want to finish this job as soon as possible and begin making an honest living again.harry s. truman
It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours.harry s. truman
Many clever men like you have trusted to civilization . Many clever Babylonians, many clever Egyptians, many clever men at the end of Rome. Can you tell me, in a world that is flagrant with the failures of civilisation, what there is particularly immortal about yours?gilbert keith chesterton
All these worlds are yours, except Europa . Attempt no landings there.arthur c. clarke
It is the mind which creates the world around us, and even though we stand side by side in the same meadow, my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours, my heart will never stir to the emotions with which yours is touched.george gissing
A presentation copy...is a copy of a book whoch does not sell, sent you by the author, with his foolish autograph at the beginning of it; for which, if a stranger, he only demands your friendship; if a brother author, he expects from you a book of yours, which does not sell, in return.Charles Lamb
If your Riches are yours, why don't you take them with you to t'other world?Benjamin Franklin
The more truth you can get into any business, the better. Let the other side know the defects of yours, let them know how you are to be satisfied, let there be as little to be found as possible (I should say nothing), and if your business be an honest one, it will be best tended in this way.Sir Arthur Helps (1813-1875), English writer. Friends in Council (First Series), (1847), 'Truth', Chapter 1.
Your seventh wife, Phileros, is now being buried in your field. No man's field brings him greater profit than yours, Phileros.Martial, Epigrams (c. 80-104 AD), Book X, Epigram 43.
"My nobility," said he, "begins in me, but yours ends in you."Iphicrates. See Plutarch's Morals. Apothegms of Kings and Great Commanders. Iphicrates.
As for my wife, I would you had her spirit in such another; The third o' the world is yours; which with a snaffle You may pace easy, but not such a wife.william shakespeare
...with address enough to refuse, without offending, or, by your manner of granting, to double the obligation ; dexterity enough to conceal a truth without telling a lie: sagacity enough to read other people's countenances; and serenity enough not to discover anything by yours; a seaming frankness with a real reserve.Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, in Letters Written by the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son, J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1876, p.140
Light have mercy on you! Your betrayed has broken Uther's heart, boy. He would have given his life for yours in a second, and this is how you repay his loyalty?Who: Sage Truthbearer
You judge of the continuous existence of the world , as an ephemeral insect might judge of yours. The world is eternal for you, as you are.Denis Diderot, in Diderot and the Encyclopaedists, p.64
Need I go on? I hate to bite Hands that led me to the limelight In the Penguin book, I regret The awkwardness. But British, no, the name's not right. yours truly, Seamus.1983 'An Open Letter to Blake and Andrew, Editors, Contemporary British Verse, Penguin Books, Middlesex'. Heaney was complaining at his inclusion in the book edited by Blake Morrison and Andrew Motion on the grounds of his Irish nationality.
My dear McClellan: If you don't want to use the army, I would like to borrow it for a while. yours respectfully, A. Lincoln.Pres. Lincoln, unsent letter to Gen. George McClellan, the inactive commander of the Federal Army of the Potomac (1862).
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