Sir, a man who cannot get to heaven in a green coat, will not find his way thither the sooner in a grey one.
(Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. repr. In Johnsonian Miscellanies, vol. 1, p. 222, ed. George Birkbeck Hill (1891). Quoted in Hester Piozzi, Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson (1786).)
When wilt thou leave fighting o' days and foining o' nights, and begin to patch up thine old body for heaven?
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Doll Tearsheet, in Henry IV, Part 2, act 2, sc. 4, l. 231-3.
To Falstaff, who has just driven Ancient Pistol out of doors; "foining" means fornicating.)