Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets.— Barack Obama
Surprising Bayonet quotations
A Union that can only be maintained by swords and bayonets, and in which strife and civil war are to take the place of brotherly love and kindness, has no charm for me.
Women have plenty of roles in which they can serve with distinction: some of us even run countries. But generally we are better at wielding the handbag than the bayonet.
Then, Sir, we will give them the bayonet!
The onset of bayonets in the hands of the valiant is irresistible.
You can build a throne with bayonets, but it's difficult to sit on it.
The power which money gives is that of brute force; it is the power of the bludgeon and the bayonet.
Great revolutions are the work rather of principles than of bayonets, and are achieved first in the moral, and afterwards in the material sphere.
Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
The bullet is a mad thing; only the bayonet knows what it is about.
My belief has always been... that wherever in this land any individual's constitutional rights are being unjustly denied, it is the obligation of the federal government-at point of bayonet if necessary-to restore that individual's constitutional rights
A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.
I fear three newspapers more than a hundred thousand bayonets.
Voting is merely a labor-saving device for ascertaining on which side force lies and bowing to the inevitable... It is neither more nor less than a paper representative of the bayonet, the bully, and the bullet.
You can do anything with bayonets except sit on them
The bullet is a fool, the bayonet is a fine chap.
The bayonet has always been the weapon of the brave and the chief tool of victory
Under divine blessing, we must rely on the bayonet when firearms cannot be furnished
A Bayonet's contrition is nothing to the dead.
Few men are killed by the bayonet, many are scared by it.
Bayonets should be fixed when the fire fight starts
It is the cold glitter of the attacker's eye not the point of the questing bayonet that breaks the line.
By push of bayonets, no firing until you see the whites in their eyes!
A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he cannot sit on it.
You mention the Navy, for example, and the fact that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets.
Events are only the shells of ideas; and often it is the fluent thought of ages that is crystallized in a moment by the stroke of a pen or the point of a bayonet.
Let's keep our boots polished, bayonets sharpened, and present a picture of force and strength to the Red Army. This is the only language they understand and respect.
The Soviet Union tried for 70 years to plant Marxism with bayonets in Eastern Europe. Today there are more Marxists on the Harvard faculty than there are in Eastern Europe.
You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines.
A journalist is a grumbler, a censurer, a giver of advice, a regent of sovereigns, a tutor of nations. Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
I dreamed kind Jesus fouled the big-gun gears;
and caused a permanent stoppage in all bolts; and buckled with a smile Mausers and Colts; and rusted every bayonet with His tears.
A lasting order cannot be established by bayonets.
Lay down the axe; fling by the spade; Leave in its track the toiling plough; The rifle and the bayonet-blade For arms like yours were fitter now; And let the hands that ply the pen Quit the light task, and learn to wield The horseman's crooked brand, and rein The charger on the battle-field.
The laurels of victory are at the point of the enemy bayonets.
They must be plucked there; they must be carried by a hand-to-hand fight if one really means to conquer.
Non-cooperation is beyond the reach of the bayonet.
It has found an abiding place in the Indian heart. Workers like me will go when the hour has struck, but non-cooperation will remain.
At school nobody ever taught us how to light a cigarette in a storm of rain, nor how a fire could be made with wet wood-nor that it is best to stick a bayonet in the belly because there it doesn't get jammed, as it does in the ribs.