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Letter "C" » cannons
«Ben Battle was a soldier bold, / And used to war's alarms: / But a cannon-ball took off his legs, / So he laid down his arms.»
«I hate small towns because once you've seen the cannon in the park there's nothing else to do.»
«People like me sound like a lot of big cannons.»
«Most of my dreams came true. (told to biographer Lou Cannon in 1991)»
«Friends, I agree with you in Providence; but I believe in the Providence of the most men, the largest purse, and the longest cannon»
«Forward the Light Brigade! Was there a man dismay'd? Not tho' the soldier knew Someone had blunder'd: Their's not to make reply, Their's not to reason why, Their's but to do and die; Into the valley of death, Rode the six hundred, Cannon to right»
«Reality is not protected or defended by laws, proclamations, ukases, cannons and armadas. Reality is that which is sprouting all the time out of death and disintegration.»
Author: Henry Miller
, The Armada
, time out
«Cannons and fire-arms are cruel and damnable machines; I believe them to have been the direct suggestion of the Devil. If Adam had seen in a vision the horrible instruments his children were to invent, he would have died of grief.»
«If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon-shots»
«Small debts are like small shot; they are rattling on every side, and can scarcely be escaped without a wound; great debts are like cannon; of loud noise, but little danger»