(Muhammad Ali (b. 1942), U.S. boxer. Quoted in The Story of Cassius Clay, ch. 8, George Edward Sullivan (1964).
Muhammad Ali's catchphrase was said to have originated with his aide Drew "Bundini" Brown.)
Madam, or sir, would you visit on the butterfly the sins of the caterpillar?
(Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. The Confidence-Man (1857), ch. 22, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 10, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1984).
Spoken by the bachelor.)