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Quotations About / On: PEACE

  • 41.
    It is thus tolerance that is the source of peace, and intolerance that is the source of disorder and squabbling.
    (Pierre Bayle (1647-1706), Huguenot writer and philosopher. Philosophical Commentary on the Words "Compel Them to Come In," pp. 73-74, ed. Jean-Michel Gros (1686).)
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  • 42.
    Their bodies are buried in peace; but their name liveth for evermore.
    (Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus, 44:14. The line "their name liveth for evermore" was chosen by Rudyard Kipling on behalf of the Imperial War Graves Commission as an epitaph to be used in Commonwealth War Cemeteries. Kipling had himself lost a son in the fighting.)
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  • 43.
    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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  • 44.
    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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  • 45.
    Mankind has grown strong in eternal struggles and it will only perish through eternal peace.
    (Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), German dictator. Mein Kampf, vol. 1, ch. 4 (1925).)
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  • 46.
    Civil strife is as much a greater evil than a concerted war effort as war itself is worse than peace.
    (Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 8.3.)
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  • 47.
    Knowledge and power in the city; peace and decency in the country.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 48.
    Communism is a hateful thing, and a menace to peace and organized government.
    (Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), U.S. president. Ed. George F. Parker, The Writings and Speeches of Grover Cleveland (1892); fourth annual message (1892). Richard E. Welch, Jr., The Presidencies of Grover Cleveland, ch. 6 (1988).)
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  • 49.
    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).)
  • 50.
    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.)
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