Not only [are] our states ... making peace with each other,... you and I, your Majesty, are making peace here, our own peace, the peace of soldiers and the peace of friends.
(Yitzhak Rabin (b. 1922), Israeli Prime Minister. New York Times, p. 12A (July 27, 1994).
After signing a peace declaration with Jordan's King Hussein to end 46 years of hostilities, at a meeting in Washington, D.C., organized by President Bill Clinton.)
The worst readers are those who behave like plundering soldiers: they take away a few things they can use, soil and jumble what remains, and slander the whole.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 436, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Mixed Opinions and Maxims, aphorism 137, "The Worst Readers," (1879).)
As the ancient commander addressed his soldiers before battle, so should the moralist speak to men in the struggle of the era.
(Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 35 in Selected Ideas (1799-1800), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)