Remember, you're fighting for this woman's honor, which is probably more than she ever did!
(Bert Kalmar, U.S. screenwriter, Harry Ruby, Arthur Sheekman, and Leo McCarey. Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx), Duck Soup, proclaiming his loyalty to Mrs. Teasdale (Margaret Dumont) as he and his men hold back enemy forces (1933).)
When one is altering the face of the universe one cannot remember small helpful acts.
(Alice Foote MacDougall (1867-1945), U.S. businesswoman. The Autobiography of a Business Woman, ch. 3 (1928).
On her failure to acknowledge a small, but important, order placed with her in the early years of her wholesale coffee business, when she was struggling to establish herself against great odds.)