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"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." (来源:英语学习门户网站EnglishCN.com)

 

`Had I been consulted I would have recommended something simpler.'
"Had I been present at the Creation, I would have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe."

 

`ex nihilo' [created from nothing; belief, faith]
"ex nihilo nihil fit"; "nihil ex nihilo" [nothing from nothing; non-creation]; "creatio ex nihilo" [created from nothing]

 

`The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.'
"The hand that rocks the cradle / Is the hand that rules the world." [W.R. Wallace (1865)]

 

"The pen is mightier than the sword." [Edward Bulwer-Lytton ("Beneath the rule of men entirely great, The pen is mightier than the sword.")]
"So far had the pen under the king the superiority over the sword ...." [Comte de Saint-Simon]; "The pen worse than the sword." [Robert Burton]

 

`Don't one of you shoot till you can see the whites of their eyes.'
"Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes." [William Prescott]; "Silent till you see the whites of their eyes." [Prussian Prince Charles]; and "No firing till you see the whites of their eyes." [Frederick the Great]

 

`Git thar fustest with the mostest.'
"I just took the short cut and got there first with the most men." [nb: implied ignorance of Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was the most successful Confederate leader in the American Civil War]

 

`Forgive your enemy.'; `Forgive thine enemies.'
"Cosmus, Duke of Florence, was wont to say of perfidious friends, that `We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends.'" [Francis Bacon, Apothegms #206]; "Love thine enemies." [Matthew 5:44 (Sermon on the Mount) Bible]

 

`We've seen the enemy, and it is us.'
"We have met the enemy and he is us." [cf: "Resolve then, that on this very ground, with small flags waving and tinny blasts on tiny trumpets, we shall meet the enemy, and not only may he be ours, he may be us," by Walt Kelly, "The Pogo Papers" (1953); "We have met the enemy and they are ours ...." by Oliver Hazard Perry (1813)]

 

`to rant and rave'
"to ramp and rage"

 

`We have ways of making you talk.'
"We have ways of making men talk."

 

`You dirty rat!'
"You dirty double-crossing rat!"

 

`We don't need no stinkin' badges!'
"Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges."

 

`Shove it where the sun don't shine!'
"Fold it five-ways and stick it where the moon don't shine."

 

`Elementary my dear Watson.'
"`Excellent!' I cried. `Elementary,' said he."

 

`Better here than Philadelphia.'
"On the whole, I'd rather be in Philadelphia."

 

`Meet me in the kasbah.'; `We'll go to the kasbah.'
"Come with me to the Casbah." [catch-phrase popularized by 1938 movie Algiers, and misattributed to the Gallic character played by Charles Boyer]

 

"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." [1939 film]
"My dear, I don't give a damn." [1936 book]

 

`Come up and see me some time.'
"Why don't you come up sometime and see me?"

 

`I want to be alone.'
"I want to be left alone."

 

`Play it again, Sam.'
"Play it, Sam. Play `As Time Goes By'."; "If she can stand it, I can. Play it!"

 
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