We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine.
A cannon fires only once but words detonate across centuries
I hate the idea of owning a gun, but I love the idea of owning a cannon.
Do not use a cannon to kill a mosquito.
A day will come when a cannon will be exhibited in museums, just as instruments of torture are now, and the people will be astonished that such a thing could have been.
If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.
The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.
Never bring a cannon on stage in Act I unless you intend to fire it by the last act.
You can't fire a cannon, from a canoe!
Words, like cannon balls, should go direct to their mark.
The cannon thunders... limbs fly in all directions... one can hear the groans of victims and the howling of those performing the sacrifice... it's Humanity in search of happiness.
People like me sound like a lot of big cannons.
God is on the side of the heaviest cannon.
Buy when the cannons are firing, and sell when the trumpets are blowing
Human nerves quickly get accustomed to the most unusual conditions and circumstances and I noticed that quite a number of men actually fell asleep from sheer exhaustion in the trenches, in spite of the roaring of the cannon about us and the whizzing of shrapnel over our heads.
Do not stand directly in front of a cannon...how true that is.
I hate small towns because once you've seen the cannon in the park there's nothing else to do.
The cannon will not suffer any other sound to be heard for miles and for years around it.
There will soon come an armed contest between capital and labor. They will oppose each other, not with words and arguments, but with shot and shell, gun-powder and cannon. The better classes are tired of the insane howling of the lower strata and they mean to stop them.
Buy on the cannons and sell on the trumpets.
For God's Sake be sure you do not risk the cannon.
Darkness is not chased away with sticks, not even cannons. One simply lights a small candle and the darkness flees before it.
Friends, I agree with you in Providence; but I believe in the Providence of the most men, the largest purse, and the longest cannon.
Nearly everywhere monarchs raised themselves further above the level of the greatest nobles and buttressed their new pretensions to respect and authority with cannons and taxation.
Small miseries, like small debts, hit us in so many places, and meet us at so many turns and corners, that what they want in weight, they make up in number, and render it less hazardous to stand the fire of one cannon ball, than a volley composed of such a shower of bullets.
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