Quotes by gunpowder

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  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall.
  • Bill Bryson
    Bill Bryson
    American-British author 1951-
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    And I find chopsticks frankly distressing. Am I alone in thinking it odd that a people ingenious enough to invent paper, gunpowder, kites and any number of other useful objects, and who have a noble history extending back 3,000 years haven't yet worked out that a pair of knitting needles is no way to capture food?
  • Carl von Clausewitz
    Carl von Clausewitz
    Prussian general and military 1780-1831
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    The invention of gunpowder and the constant improvement of firearms are enough in themselves to show that the advance of civilization has done nothing practical to alter or deflect the impulse to destroy the enemy, which is central to the very idea of war.
    Source: On War (1832)
  • William Gilmore Simms
    William Gilmore Simms
    American poet, novelist and historian 1806-1870
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    The proverb answers where the sermon fails, as a well-charged pistol will do more execution than a whole barrel of gunpowder idly exploded in the air.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    There are two things necessary to Salvation: money and gunpowder.
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W. Bruce Cameron
    W. Bruce Cameron
    American writer and columnist 1960-
    
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    We have enforced a Darwinian process on wolves, turning them into the shy and elusive animals they've become. They didn't have that fear of us 30,000 years ago. We didn't have gunpowder; we had rocks. Wolves would have seen us as lunch, and we were weak and slow and tasty.
  • André Maurois
    André Maurois
    French writer (ps. of Émile Herzog) 1885-1967
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    We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - gunpowder and romantic love.
  • André Maurois
    André Maurois
    French writer 1885-1967
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    We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - gunpowder and romantic love.
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