The ancients, sir, are the ancients, and we are the people of today.
(Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Angélique, in The Imaginary Invalid (Le Malade Imaginaire), act 2, sc. 6 (1673).
Angélique responds to a citation of ancient authority.)
(Mahatma Kane Jeeves, U.S. screenwriter, and Eddie Eddie. Egbert Sousé (W.C. Fields), The Bank Dick, remark to a bartender (Shemp Howard) to get an extra-strong drinkknown as a "Mickey Finn"Mfor unsuspecting bank examiner Mr. Snoop (Franklin J. Pangborn) (1940).)