To shoot a man because one disagrees with his interpretation of Darwin or Hegel is a sinister tribute to the supremacy of ideas in human affairs — but a tribute nevertheless.
My heart is like a singing bird Whose nest is in a water'd shoot; My heart is like an apple-tree Whose boughs are bent with thick-set fruit; My heart is like a rainbow shell That paddles in a halcyon sea; My heart is gladder than all these, Because my love is come to me.Christina G. Rossetti, A Birthday.
You don't need to be 'straight'to fight and die for your country.You just need to shoot straight.1993 On homosexuals in the military. In Life, Dec.
You [recruits] have sworn loyalty to me. You have only one enemy and that is my enemy. In the present social confusion it may come about that I order you to shoot down your own relatives, brothers or parents but even then you must follow my orders without a murmur.Speech (23 November 1891), quoted in Michael Balfour, The Kaiser and His Times (London: Penguin, 1975), p. 158.
When we're afraid we shoot. But when we're nostalgic we take pictures.Susan Sontag
Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot.1746 The Seasons,'Spring', l.1152-3.
You take a 22-year-old American, you shoot at him all day long, you deprive him of sleep, you make him see his buddies being killed, he has their blood on his boots and blouse, and when you don't see perfection in his decisions you court-martial him? It's absurd.paul hackett
The man who has been wounded by a chance arrow must not shoot at sight the first man he happens to meet.edward jenks
Why not? With my way of thinking, you always shoot for the top.Arnold Schwarzenegger
Here's what I'm going to have to say to all of you. If some of you have demons in your head who talk to you in profanity or whatever, don't let your demon shoot down your rock music, don't let your demon keep you off the joy bus. So like I say, Rock music pays off.wesley willis
And thou wert lovely to the last, Extinguish'd, not decay'd; As stars that shoot along the sky Shine brightest as they fall from high.lord byron
Harry Whittington [clip] : My family and I are deeply sorry for all that Vice President Cheney and his family have had to go through this past week. Jon Stewart: Wow. How powerful a man do you have to be to able to shoot someone in the face and have that guy say, "My bad"?dick cheney
It is obvious that a whiteguard insurrection is being prepared in Nizhni. You must strain every effort, appoint three men with dictatorial powers (yourself, Markin and one other), organise immediately mass terror, shoot and deport the hundreds of prostitutes who are making drunkards of the soldiers, former officers and the like.Vladimir Lenin
It is stupid to tolerate "Nikola;" all Chekists have to be on alert to shoot anyone who doesn't turn up to work because of "Nikola."Nikola" here is St. Nickolas' Day, as quoted in Autopsy for an Empire (1998) by Dmitri Volkogonov, p. 74
Alimony - the greatest crap shoot in family law." MARSHAL WILLICK, ESQ" by The Nevada Lawyer, April 2007 
Go ahead, shoot me. Be a man.Who: Clayton
Close by a rock, of less enormous height, Breaks the wild waves, and forms a dangerous strait; Full on its crown, a fig's green branches rise, And shoot a leafy forest to the skies.Homer, The Odyssey (c. 8th century BC), Book XII, line 125. Pope's translation.
And still the question, "What shall be done with our ex-Presidents?" is not laid at rest; and I sometimes think Watterson's solution of it, "Take them out and shoot them," is worthy of attention.Grover Cleveland, letter to William F. Vilas, April 19, 1889; Allan Nevins, ed., Letters of Grover Cleveland, 1850–1908 (1933), p. 204 (1933). Henry Watterson, editor of the Louisville, Kentucky, Courier-Journal for fifty years, feared that a president's ambitions would lead him to seek a third term and then life tenancy. Because any other position after the presidency would seem anticlimactic, Watterson believed the country was not safe from any president while he was alive. He especially worried about Theodore Roosevelt, a young president who greatly enjoyed the presidency, and he frequently editorialized on this theme during Roosevelt's second term, though the remark was facetious. Joseph Henry Wall, Henry Watterson (1956), p. 254–55.
Eye Nature's walks, shoot folly as it flies, And catch the manners living as they rise.Alexander Pope
Yes; quaint and curious war is! You shoot a fellow down You'd treat if met where any bar is, Or help to half-a-crown.thomas hardy
Now, let's not be stupid, okay? We're both rational men, scientists. I know you don't want to shoot her.Who: Owen Harper
[ Muhammad ] said at the battle of Badr: When they come near you shoot arrows at them; and do not draw swords at them until they come near you.Narrated by Abu Usayd as-Sa'idi
Mister death who signs papers then eats telegraphs simply: shoot them then eatsadolf eichmann
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