We must indeed all hang together, or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
(Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), U.S. statesman, writer. Remark, July 4, 1776, at the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Quoted in Ben Franklin Laughing, P.M. Zall (1980).
Replying to John Hancock's remark that the revolutionaries should be unanimous in their action.)
Through excessive exertion they put together some free time, and afterwards have no idea what to do with it except to count the hours until they've passed.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 400, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Mixed Opinions and Maxims, aphorism 47, "The Farce of Many Industrious People," (1879).)
The blue and the gray. Let us march together beneath the star- spangled banner.
(Laurence Stallings (1894-1968), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Judge William Pitman Priest (Charles Winniger), The Sun Shines Bright, as a former Confederate soldier, speaking at the encampment of the town's Union veterans (1953).
Based on stories "The Sun Shines Bright," "The Mob from Massac," "The Lord Provides" by Irwin S. Cobb.)
The three of you together. Now that's a picture only Charles Addams could draw.
(Ernest Lehman (b.1920), U.S. screenwriter. Alfred Hitchcock. Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant), North by Northwest, At an auction, Thornhill confronts Phillip Vandamm (James Mason), Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) and Leonard (Martin Landau)Mall of whom he suspects are trying to have him killed. (1959).)