Bombs and pistols do not make a revolution. The sword of revolution is sharpened on the whetting-stone of ideas.
You can always tell an old soldier by the inside of his holsters and cartridge boxes. The young ones carry pistols and cartridges; the old ones, grub.George Bernard Shaw
Could she not obtain from him the promise to discharge his weapon in the air, if the duel was with pistols, or, if it was with swords, simply to disarm his enemy?Like nearly all persons unversed in the art, she believed in infallible fencers, in marksmen who never missed their aim, and she had also ideas profoundly, absolutely inexact on the relations of one man with another in the matter of an insult.paul bourget
Die Zeit hat inWirklichkeit keine Einschnitte, es gibt kein Gewitter oder Drommetenget o« n beim Beginn eines neuen Monats oder Jahres, und selbst bei dem eines neuen S a« kulums sind es nur wir Menschen, die schieÞen und l a« uten. Timehasno divisionstomark its passage, there isnevera thunderstorm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.thomas mann