We now demand the light artillery of the intellect ; we need the curt, the condensed, the pointed, the readily diffused / in place of the verbose , the detailed, the voluminous, the inaccessible. On the other hand, the lightness of the artillery should not degenerate into pop-gunnery/by which term we may designate the character of the greater portion of the newspaper press/their sole legitimate object being the discussion of ephemeral matters in an ephemeral manner.
Expressive glances Shall be our lances And pops of Sillery Our light artillery.Sir W(illiam) S(chwenck) Gilbert
Whenpolitical ammunitionrunslow, inevitably therusty artillery of abuse is wheeled into action.1952 Speech, NewYork, 22 Sep.
The Germans had thought they could replace light artillery with mortars, believing it unnecessary to furnish their troops with light guns and howitzers. The theory was wrong as they found out during the invasion.leonid govorov
The children are designated as “Air Force aides of the Hitler youth” and wear military uniforms and become used to handling the anti-aircraft artillery flak guns. 15 and 16 year old children as warriors! If the war still continues to last for a long time, perhaps the babies will be also employed. Total war!!friedrich kellner
Trusting that...we shall have a fine fall of snow....I hope in sixteen or seventeen days to be able to present to your Excellency a noble train of artillery.henry knox
Chantal's only ruse ... was her shattering simplicity. While a weak man or an imposter is always more complicated than the problem he is trying to solve, and thinking to encompass his adversary, merely keeps prowling interminably around himself, the heroic nature will throw itself into the heart of the danger to turn it to its own use, just as captured artillery is turned about and aimed at the backs of the fleeing enemy.Georges Bernanos
What are ten, twenty, or thirty millions when the British Empire is at stake? This is an artillery war. We must have every gun we can lay hands upon.david lloyd george
Ejaculations are short prayers darted up to God on emergent occasions. They are the artillery of devotion, and their principal use is against the fiery darts of the devil.thomas fuller
The moment you can make a very simple discovery; viz., that obligation to God is your privilege, and is not imposed as a burden, your experience will teach you many things, that duty is liberty, that repentance is a release from sorrow, that sacrif1ce is gain, that humility is dignity, that the truth from which you hide is a healing element that bathes your disordered life, and that even the penalties and terrors of God are the artillery only of protection to His realm.Horace Bushnell, p. 199. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Martyrdom operations in Palestine, in particular, are justified...the Palestinians do not have weapons to defend themselves. They have no tanks, artillery, and so on. This is the only means available to them.Islamic Scholars Debate the Meaning of Jihad March 2007
More than Iran's enemies need artillery, guns and so forth, they need to spread cultural values that lead to moral corruption. ...a senior official in an important American political center, said: "Instead of bombs, send them miniskirts." He is right. If they arouse sexual desires in any given country, if they spread unrestrained mixing of men and women, and if they lead youth to behavior to which they are naturally inclined by instincts, there will no longer be any need for artillery and guns against that nation.Imam Khamenei, Iranian Leader Khamenei: Iran's Enemies Want to Destroy it with Miniskirts. MEMRI (January 06, 2005).
I will not avoid doing what I think is right, though it should draw on me the whole artillery that falsehood and malice can invent, or the credulity a deluded population can swallow.Lord Mansfield in: Joseph Story The miscellaneous writings of Joseph Story ..., Volume 3, C. C. Little and J. Brown, 1852, p.211
Every time your enemy fires a curse, you must fire a blessing , and so you are to bombard back and forth with this kind of artillery. The mother grace of all the graces is Christian good-will.Henry Ward Beecher, in Life Thoughts, Gathered from the Extemporaeous Discourses (1858), p. 274.
Our artillery... The Germans feared it almost more than anything we had.Ernie Pyle, Brave Men (1944)
"The poorer the infantry, the more artillery it needs; the American infantry needs all it can get."French General Koechlin-Schwartz, speaking to U.S. General George S. Patton on two occasions. "The Patton Papers, 1940-1945"; George Smith Patton, Martin Blumenson; Houghton Mifflin (1972); pp.520-521
The artillery is a god of modern war.Russian: ? — ?.
2 ~ UDScott 23:09, 28 November 2005 (UTC) 2 InvisibleSun 09:56, 13 December 2006 (UTC) 2 Kalki 22:53, 13 December 2007 (UTC) 3 but 4 on correct date because the assurance of artillery is a very true factor to rely on. However, I'd prefer to see this on his date of birth (December 26). Zarbon 16:32, 26 April 2008 (UTC)I would also like to mention that MosheZadka gave this one a 3 on the date of September 9. Zarbon 16:35, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
Soon the slopes... were swarming with our retreating and disorganized forces, while riderless horses and artillery [horse] teams ran furiously through the flying crowd. All further efforts were futile. The words, gestures, and threats of our officers were thrown away upon men who had lost all presence of mind, and only longed for absence of body [from the field of battle].Union Colonel Andrew Porter, on the rout of the initially-overconfident Federal troops that ended the Battle of Bull Run (1861).
It was as severe a night as ever I saw, and after two battalions had landed, the storm increased so much, and the river was so full of ice, that it was impossible to get the artillery over.Thomas Rodney, a Continental soldier, describing the surprise attack across the Delaware River near Trenton, New Jersey (Christmas Night, 1776).
We're the battling bastards of Bataan; No papa, no mama, no Uncle Sam; No aunts, no uncles, no nieces; No pills, no planes, no artillery pieces.... And nobody gives a damn.Sung by soldiers defending the Bataan peninsula, on the northwest of Manila Bay, the last major force holding out against Japanese invaders of the Philippines.[ ]
artillery is an arm equally formidable both in the offensive and defensive.Antoine-Henri Jomini (The Art of War by Antoine-Henri Jomini — Arc Manor, Rockville, MD, 2007; p. 238)
Infantry, artillery, Aviation all that we have are yours to dispose of as you will…. I have come to say to you that the American people would be proud to be engaged in the greatest battle in history.Gen. John Joseph Pershing to Gen. Foch, Letter written from Office of the Commander-in-Chief, American Expeditionary Forces, in France. See "Literary Digest History of World War," Volume V, p. 43. March 28, 1918.
When you move off a point of power, pay all your obligations on the nail, empower all your friends completely and move off with your pockets full of artillery, potential blackmail on every erstwhile rival, unlimited funds in your private account and the addresses of experienced assassins and go live in Bulgravia and bribe the police.l. ron hubbard
To-day we live so cowed under the bombardment of this intellectual artillery that hardly anyone can attain to the inward detachment that is required for a clear view of the monstrous drama. The will-to-power operating under a pure democratic disguise has finished off its masterpiece so well that the object's sense of freedom is actually flattered by the most thorough-going enslavement that has ever existed.oswald spengler
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