One oughttoacknowledgethesignificance for mankind of the simultaneous invention of gunpowder and printer's ink.
So she went into the garden to cut a cabbage-leaf, to make an apple-pie; and at the same time a great she- bear coming up the street, pops its head into the shop. 'What! no soap?' So he died and she very imprudently married the barber; and there were present the Picninnies, and the Joblillies, and the Garyulies, and the Grand Panjandrumhimself, withthelittleround buttonat top; and they all fell to playing the game of catch-as- catch-can till the gunpowder ran out of theheels of their boots.Samuel Foote
Printer's ink has been running a race against gunpowder these many, many years. Ink is handicapped, in a way, because you can blow up a man with gunpowder in half a second, while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries.christopher morley
The three great elements of modern civilization, gunpowder, printing, and the Protestant religion.thomas carlyle
And fire a mine in China, here With sympathetic gunpowder.
Who can doubt that gunpowder against the infidels is incense for the Lord?