The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
Whether a man goes down with a law bullet in a vital part or is wearied out as is the fish before being landed, where he may gasp his life out; whether he dies with one convulsion after a swallow of prussic acid or dreamily passes away in the solace of an opium overdraught, is perhaps no matter in the end. In the processes there is a vast difference, but the tombstones the reports of that Court which has the last say read very much alike. The figure is, perhaps, not a bad one.
silver bullet (SIL-vuhr BOOL-it) noun: A quick solution to a thorny problem. [From the belief that werewolves could be killed when shot with silver bullets.] "Writing code, he (Stuart Feldman) explains, is like writing poetry: every word, each placement counts. Except that software is harder, because digital poems can have millions of lines which are all somehow interconnected. Try fixing programming errors, known as bugs, and you often introduce new ones. So far, he laments, nobody has found a silver bullet to kill the beast of complexity."
In fine, we thought that he was everything To make us wish that we were in his place. So on we worked, and waited for the light, And went without meat, and cursed the bread; And Richard Cory, one calm summer night, Went home and put a bullet through his head.Edwin Arlington Robinson
Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!Jerome Siegel
A thousand eyes are gazing down like bullet holes shot into the roof, as I lie here scratching for a grain of truth.Tod A
No, gentlemen, if I am to be shot at, I want no man to be in the way of the bullet.andrew johnson
The Nazi murder squads just wouldn't waste a bullet on a child. I just couldn't process that. I couldn't handle it.natasha kaplinsky
If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door in the countryharvey milk
Since it is probable that any book flying a bullet in its title is going to produce a corpse sooner or later - here it is.s. j. simon
The bullet is a mad thing; only the bayonet knows what it is about.alexander suvorov
Bite on the bullet, old man, and don't let them think you're afraid.rudyard kipling
It's a bird … it's a plane … no, it's KernelMan, faster than a speeding bullet, to your rescue. Doing new kernel versions in under 5 seconds flat …linus torvalds
To fire a bullet into the heart or brains of one’s fellow man even a fellow man striving to do the same to you creates what might be called an unassimilable memory: a memory that floats on daily life the way an oil stain floats on rainwater. Stir the rain barrel, scatter the oil into countless drops, disperse it all you like, but it will not mix; and eventually the slick comes back, as loathsomely intact as it ever was.robert charles wilson
Why do we profess to so love and adore and worship and seek closeness to the wolf, the supposed poster child for all that's remote, wild and free, the mournful soul-searching stuff of poetry and song, not to mention fawning documentaries and movies, while at the same time we're taught to despise and persecute by any means bullet, trap, wire, poison its close cousin and equally beautiful and rightful occupant of the wild, the coyote?
The bullet is a fool, the bayonet is a fine chap.
Peace will come soon and come to stay, and so come as to be worth keeping in all future time. It will then have been proved that among free men there can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet, and that they who take such appeal are sure to lose their cases and pay the cost.
What argufies pride and ambition? Soon or late death will take us in tow: Each bullet has got its commission, And when our time's come we must go.charles dibdin
Sufficeth this to prove my theme withal, That every bullet hath a lighting place.
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