The proverb answers where the sermon fails, as a well-charged pistol will do more execution than a whole barrel of gunpowder idly exploded in the air.
We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - gunpowder and romantic love. - Andre Maurois
The fuse is lit. You can run all you want to but you leave a trail of gunpowder in your wake. There’s going to be a reckoning eventually. - Colleen Houck
The world has been printing books for 450 years, and yet gunpowder still has a wider circulation. Never mind! Printer's ink is the greater explosive: it will win. - Christopher Morley
What gunpowder did for war, the printing press has done for the mind. - Wendell Phillips
What do nations care about the cost of war, if by spending a few hundred millions in steel and gunpowder they can gain a thousand millions in diamonds and cocoa? - W.E.B. Du Bois