У каждой пули есть своя цель — английская пословица: Every bullet has its billet.
Значение пословицы — у каждого своя судьба.
1932 R. C. WOODTHORPE Public School Murder XI. iv. 237 It is said that every bullet finds its billet. I am afraid this is yet another instance of a shaft at random sent finding a mark the archer never meant.
1922 JOYCE Ulysses 366 The ball rolled down to her as if it understood. Every bullet has its billet.
Диккенс Чарльз (Charles Dickens) (1812 – 1870)
«Посмертные записки Пиквикского клуба» (The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club), (1836 — 1837), гл. 19:
"It is an established axiom, that ‘every bullet has its billet.’ If it apply in an equal degree to shot, those of Mr. Winkle were unfortunate foundlings, deprived of their natural rights, cast loose upon the world, and billeted nowhere."
1765 WESLEY Journal 6 June (1912) V. 130 He never received one wound. So true is the odd saying of King William [III], that ‘every bullet has its billet’.
1575 G. GASCOIGNE Fruits of War I. 155 Suffiseth this to proove my theame withall, That every bullet hath a lighting place.