Quotations About / On: PEACE

  • 11.
    Indifference creates an artificial peace.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 12.
    Tears are great peace-makers.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
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  • 13.
    The only peace is being out of earshot.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 14.
    Let him who desires peace prepare for war.
    (Vegetius (c. 4th century), Roman military strategist. De Rei Militari, prologue, bk. 3.)
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  • 15.
    Open covenants of peace openly arrived at
    (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.)
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  • 16.
    ... peace is a militant thing ... any peace movement must have behind it a higher passion than the desire for war. No one can be a pacifist without being ready to fight for peace and die for peace.
    (Mary Heaton Vorse (1874-1966), U.S. journalist and labor activist. A Footnote to Folly, ch. 5 (1935).)
  • 17.
    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.)
  • 18.
    Much is being said about peace; and no man desires peace more ardently than I. Still I am yet unprepared to give up the Union for a peace which, so achieved, could not be of much duration.
    (Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. letter to Isaac M. Schermerhorn, Sep. 12, 1864. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 8, p. 1, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).)
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  • 19.
    Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.
    (Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. president. Speech, March 4, 1801. First Inaugural Address, The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 3, ed. Andrew A. Lipscomb (1904).)
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  • 20.
    We make war that we may live in peace.
    (Aristotle (384-322 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Nicomachean Ethics, bk. 10, ch. 7, sct. 1177b.)
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