Quotations About / On: PEACE

  • 21.
    Lord Salisbury and myself have brought you back peace—but 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.")
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  • 22.
    You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
    (Malcolm X (1925-1965), U.S. African-American leader. "Prospects for Freedom in 1965," speech, Jan. 7, 1965, New York City. Malcolm X Speaks, ch. 12 (1965).)
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  • 23.
    I want to re-echo my hope that we may all work together for a great peace as distinguished from a mean peace.
    (Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. At the Palazzo in Milan, Italy (January 5, 1919).)
  • 24.
    Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Self-Reliance," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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  • 25.
    ... 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).)
  • 26.
    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.)
  • 27.
    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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  • 28.
    the departed will always rest in peace, the trick is to rest in life
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  • 29.
    The lips of peace bring joy to all.
    More quotations from: Edward Kofi Louis
  • 30.
    Nothing can contribute more to peace of soul than the lack of any opinion whatever.
    (G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook E," aph. 11, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).)
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