It sounds familiar, I've read it somewhere, and we've heard it before, but where did it come from? Give the name of the work or author or both where applicable.
-1. "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother; be never so vile."
-2. "Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."
-3. "You have been weighed in the scales and found wanting."
-4. "We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until "justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream."
-5. "You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"
-6. "Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
-7. "Water, water, every where,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink."
-8. "I have ploughed, and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man – when I could get it – and bear de lash as well! And ain't I a woman? I have borne thirteen chilern, and seen 'em mos' all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman?"
-9. "Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God!"
-10."Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven."
-11."We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness--"
-12."It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
-13."All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."
-14."Neither a borrower nor a lender be:
For loan oft loses both itself and friend."
-15."Into each life some rain must fall."
-16."Alea iacta est."
Alea iacta est.