I want you to see Peel, Stanley, Graham, Sheil, Russell, Macaulay, Old Joe, and soon. They are all upper-crust here.
Sam Slick in England (1835), Ch. XXIV; “Sam Slick” first appeared in a weekly paper of Nova Scotia, 1835. Comparable to: "Those families, you know, are our upper-crust,—not upper ten thousand", Cooper: The Ways of the Hour, chap. vi. (1850); "At present there is no distinction among the upper ten thousand of the city" N. P. Willis, Necessity for a Promenade Drive.
We reckon hours and minutes to be dollars and cents.Thomas Chandler Haliburton
We can do without any article of luxury we have never had; but when once obtained, it is not in human natur’ to surrender it voluntarily.Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Circumstances alter cases.Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive.Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Punctuality [...] is the soul of business.Thomas Chandler Haliburton