A Quote by William Whewell on purpose and weapons

Nobody since Newton has been able to use geometrical methods to the same extent for the like purposes; and as we read the Principia we feel as when we are in an ancient armoury where the weapons are of gigantic size; and as we look at them we marvel what manner of man he was who could use as a weapon what we can scarcely lift as a burden.

William Whewell (1794 - 1866)

Source: E. N. Da C. Andrade "Isaac Newton" in J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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A Quote by Admiral William D. Leahy on adoption, atoms, certainty, children, conventionality, darkness, defeat, enemies, ethics, fashion, feeling, future, peace, possessions, possibility, potential, practicality, presidency, sentimentality, success, time

Those who dismiss "revisionist" qualms about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as indulgences in peace-time sentimentality must count President Truman's own Chief of Staff among the bleeding hearts: "It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender because of the effective sea blockade and the successful bombing with conventional weapons. . . . The lethal possibilities of atomic warfare in the future are frightening. My own feeling was that in being the first to use it, we had adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages. I was not taught to make war in that fashion , and wars cannot be won by destroying women and children. We were the first to have this weapon in our possession, and the first to use it. There is a practical certainty that potential enemies will have it in the future and that atomic bombs will some time be used against us."

William D. Leahy

Source: I Was There, 1950

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A Quote by Walter Scott on nobility, ridicule, and weapons

Ridicule, the weapon of all others most feared by enthusiasts of every description, and which from its predominance over such minds, often checks what is absurd, and fully as often smothers that which is noble.

Walter Scott

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A Quote by unknown on trust and weapons

Trust can be a powerful weapon.


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A Quote by unknown on day, men, sales, and weapons

Samson killed a thousand men with the jaw bone of an ass. That many sales are killed every day with the same weapon.


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A Quote by unknown on acting and weapons

He's acting alone. He's cut off from his chain of command. He's exhibiting symptoms of pressure-induced psychosis, and he has a nuclear weapon. So as a personal favour to me, would you lay off him?


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A Quote by unknown on weapons


The arms race can kill, though the weapons themselves may never be used . . . by their cost alone, armaments kill the poor by causing them to starve.


Source: Vatican statement to the U.N., 1976

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A Quote by Thomas S. Monson on birth, children, christ, god, jesus, power, sons, wealth, and weapons

With the birth of the Babe in Bethlehem, there emerged a great endowment, a power stronger than weapons, a wealth more lasting than the coins of Caesar. This child was to be the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, the promised Messiah - even Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

Thomas S. Monson (1927 -)

Source: Friend June, 1996, “They Spoke to Us” © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on facts, inventions, and weapons

I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney on defense and weapons

Commonly they must use their feet for defense whose only weapon is their tongue.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

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