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.
It occurred to me that if I could invent a machine - a gun - which could by its rapidity of fire, enable one man to do as much battle duty as a hundred, that it would, to a large extent supersede the necessity of large armies, and consequently, exposure to battle and disease [would] be greatly diminished.†
The fact that no limits exist to the destructiveness of this weapon [i.e. the atomic bomb] makes its very existence and the knowledge of its construction a danger to humanity as a whole. It is necessarily an evil thing considered in any light. For these reasons, we believe it important for the President of the United States to tell the American public and the world what we think is wrong on fundamental ethical principles to initiate the development of such a weapon.
The knife is the most permanent, the most immortal, the most ingenious of man's creations. The knife was a guillotine; the knife is a universal means of resolving all knots...
Fighting is essentially a masculine idea; a woman's weapon is her tongue
I'm absolutely convinced that the threat we face now, the idea of a terrorist in the middle of one of our cities with a nuclear weapon, is very real and that we have to use extraordinary measures to deal with it.
Knowledge is a weapon. I intend to be formidably armed
Often dismissed or underestimated by political opponents, President Reagan had the most valuable weapon in the political arsenal: a bond with the people
Print is the sharpest and the strongest weapon of our party.
Terrorism has become the systematic weapon of a war that knows no borders or seldom has a face
The weapon of suicide bombing is so desperate that you aren't even left with the possibility of taking revenge or punishing anyone; the terrorist is killed along with his victims, his blood mixing with theirs.†
Women's weapon, water-drops
Nuclear weapons can wipe out life on Earth, if used properly
Other countries possess weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles. With Saddam, there is one big difference: He has used them...The international community had little doubt then, and I have no doubt today, that left unchecked Saddam Hussein will use these terrible weapons again
The nuclear weapon is obsolete. I want to get rid of them all.
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