Mr. Lee Chang: Not many men are so privileged as we are to see a new civilization born before our own eyes.
Hop Sing: There are times in the streets of Virginia City that I question the use of the word "civilization."
Mr. Lee Chang: It is always that way with the new, Hop Sing. A diamond before it is polished seems no more than a clod of dirt.
Mr. Lee Chang: You are fortunate to know the Cartwright family so well, Hop Sing. It pleases me to know that here in America the respect and affection of the sons for the father is as strong as it is in the land of our ancestors.
Andy Fulmer: Does that mean you're against me, Ben?
Ben Cartwright: Well, Andy, it means that if find out you or any of your boys had anything to do with beating up my cook, I'll tie a rope around ya, and I'll drag you up and down Main Street.
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright: Little Joe?
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright: Is it sure enough true that we're goin' to have birds' nests for dinner at Jimmy Chang's birthday party?
Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright: That's what Adam told us.
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright: I ain't so sure I'm goin' to like that.
Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright: Well, if it's something to eat, you'll like it all right.