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`on the side of the angels'
"That question is this: Is man an ape or an angel? I, my lord, am on the side of the angels." [Benjamin Disraeli]; "Don't be on the side of the angels, it's too lowering." [D.H. Lawrence] (来源:老牌的英语学习网站 http://www.EnglishCN.com)

 

`Do to others what you would want them to do to you.'
(insert versions of Golden Rule here) "His hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him." [Genesis 16:12 Bible]; "Take him, and look well to him, and do him no harm; but do unto him even as he shall say unto thee." [Jeremiah 39:12 KJV Bible]; "I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too." [G.C. Lichtenberg]; "As we are, so we do; and as we do, so is it done to us; we are the builders of our fortunes." [Ralph Waldo Emerson]; "The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbor as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves." [Eric Hoffer]; "Absolutely speaking, Do unto others as you would that they should do unto you is by no means a golden rule, but the best of current silver. An honest man would have but little occasion for it. It is golden not to have any rule at all in such a case." [Henry David Thoreau]; "Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same." [George Bernard Shaw]; "Do unto the other feller the way he'd like to do unto you, an' do it fust." [Edward Noyes Westcott]; "I do unto others what they do unto me, only worse." [Jimmy Hoffa]

 

`No good deed ever goes unpunished.'
"No good deed goes unpunished." [Clare Boothe Luce]

 

`The law is a jealous mistress, and requires a long and constant courtship.'
"The law is a jealous mistress. He who would win her must woo her." [cf: "Art is a jealous mistress, and if a man have a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and an ill provider, and should be wise in season and not fetter himself with duties which will embitter his days and spoil him for his proper work."; "Music is a jealous mistress."; "I've had a novel in my drawer many years now, but ... the damn novel really is a jealous mistress, and demands too much time."; "Science is a jealous mistress, and any contemplated infidelity of mine stands every chance of being squelched."; "Occult Science is a jealous mistress, which allows not even the shadow of self-indulgence."]

 

`Out of the mouths of babes comes truth.'; `... wisdom.'
"Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength." [Psalms 8:2 Bible] [also: "Out of the unconscious lips of babes and sucklings are we satirized." Mark Twain]

 

'Man does not live by bread alone, ....'
"Man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live." [Deuteronomy 8:3; and "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." Matthew 4:4] [also: "Science is analytical, descriptive, informative. Man does not live by bread alone, but by science he attempts to do so. Hence the deadliness of all that is purely scientific." Eric Gill]

 

`By the sweat of thy brow shalt thou eat bread.'
"In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread." [Genesis 3:19]

 

`apple rotten to the core'
"A goodly apple rotten at the heart: O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!"; "An evil soul producing holy witness Is like a villain with a smiling cheek, A goodly apple rotten at the heart."

 

`Water, water, every where, and not a drop to drink.'
"Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink."

 

`First catch your hare' [Mrs Beaton]
"Take your hare when it is cased...." [Hannah Glasse]

 

`let us eat, drink, and be merry.'; `Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we shall die.'
"Let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die."; "Drink, and dance and laugh and lie, Love the reeling midnight through, For tomorrow we shall die! But, alas, we never do."; "Let us eat, drink, and think not of tomorrow; for he who does, misses the moment."

 

`There's no free lunch!'
"There is no such thing as a free lunch." [Robert A. Heinlein, "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" ch 11 (1966); but often misattributed to Milton Friedman (1975), and Alistair Cooke (1973), from the 19th Century practice of offering snacks to saloon customers]

 

`Buddy can you spare a dime?'
"Brother, can you spare a dime?"

 

`Neither a borrower nor a lender be.'
"Neither a borrower nor a lender be, For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry."

 

`honor among thieves'; `no honor among thieves'
"Honor is sometimes found among thieves." [Walter Scott]

 

`in one fell swoop' [in a single act; all at once]
"in one fell swoop" [an imprudent but irrevocable act, derived from deadly + sudden: "All my pretty ones? Did you say all? Oh Hell-Kite! All? What! All my pretty Chickens, and their Damme At one fell swoope?" by William Shakespeare, "Macbeth" act 4 sc 3 (re: murder of Lady MacDuff and her children) (1605)]

 

`Go west, young man.'
"Go west, young man, go west." [John B.L. Soule (1850 editorial) "Terre Haute Express"]; "Go West, young man, and grow up with the country." [Horace Greeley (1851 editorial) "New York Tribune"]

 

`That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.'

 
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