(Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Address to Congress declaring the Fourteen Points (January 6, 1918).
Wilson later explained that the famous phrase did not preclude private negotiations. What was important was that the results be public.)
The name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself is beneficial, but there is a great difference between peace and servitude. Peace is freedom in tranquility, servitude is the worst of all evils, to be resisted not only by war, but even by death.
(Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Philippica, II, 113.)