You shall love peace as a means to new warsand the short peace more than the long one.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 4, p. 58, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Zarathustra, in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, First Part, "On War and Warriors," (1883).)
If peace cannot be maintained with honour, it is no longer peace.
(John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792-1878), British Whig politician. speech, Sept. 19, 1853, Greenock, Scotland. quoted in Times (London, Sept. 21, 1853).
On the growing crisis in the Crimea, which erupted into war the following year.)
Lord Salisbury and myself have brought you back peacebut a peace I hope with honour.
(Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. Quoted in Times (London, July 17, 1878).
Remark on returning from the Berlin Congress convened to resolve the European crisis (the "Eastern Question"). The words "peace with honour" were used by Neville Chamberlain in 1938. See Chamberlain on "World War II.")
Not only [are] our states ... making peace with each other,... you and I, your Majesty, are making peace here, our own peace, the peace of soldiers and the peace of friends.
(Yitzhak Rabin (b. 1922), Israeli Prime Minister. New York Times, p. 12A (July 27, 1994).
After signing a peace declaration with Jordan's King Hussein to end 46 years of hostilities, at a meeting in Washington, D.C., organized by President Bill Clinton.)