Quotations About / On:
The chief duty of government is to keep the peace and stand out of the sunshine of the people.
(James A. Garfield (1831-1881), U.S. president. To H.N. Eldridge, December 14, 1869. Garfield, ch. 13, Allen Peskin (1978).)
If a nation wants to live in peace with its neighbors, it doesn't keep rattling the saber at them.
(Howard Koch (1901-1995), U.S. screenwriter. Michael Curtiz. Joseph Davies (Walter Huston), Mission to Moscow (1943).
Although in reality highly fictionalized, the film purports to be based on Ambassador Joseph E. Davies memoirs of the same title. Davies himself introduces the film in a prologue.)
There is nothing more agreeable in life than to make peace with the Establishmentand nothing more corrupting.
(A.J.P. (Alan John Percivale) Taylor (1906-1990), British historian. "William Cobbett," New Statesman (August 29, 1953).)
No country has suffered so much from the ruins of war while being at peace as the American.
(Edward Dahlberg (1900-1977), U.S. author, critic. "No Love and No Thanks," Alms for Oblivion (1964).)
Only the person who has experienced light and darkness, war and peace, rise and fall, only that person has truly experienced life.
(Stefan Zweig (18811942), Austrian writer. Die Welt von Gestern (The World of Yesterday), p. 385, trans. by Marion Sonnenfeld, S. Fischer Verlag (1955).)
To many men ... the miasma of peace seems more suffocating than the bracing air of war.
(George Steiner (b. 1929), French-born U.S. critic, novelist. Bronowski Memorial Lecture. "Has Truth a Future?" (1978).)
The United States is not a nation to which peace is a necessity.
(Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Annual Message to Congress, December 7, 1896.)
Sometimes the best way to keep peace in the family is to keep the members of the family apart for awhile.
(Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), U.S. president. letter, Dec. 18, 1942, to Sumner Welles. The Roosevelt Letters, vol. 3, p. 451, ed. Elliott Roosevelt, George G. Harrup & Co., Ltd. (1952).)
It is easier to make war than to make peace.
(Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929), French statesman. Speech, July 20, 1919, Verdun, France. Discours de Paix (1938).)
I would rather have peace in the world than be President.
(Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Christmas Message, December 24, 1948, Independence, Missouri.)