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Quotations About / On: PEACE

  • 1.
    You shall love peace as a means to new wars—and the short peace more than the long one.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 4, p. 58, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Zarathustra, in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, First Part, "On War and Warriors," (1883).)
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  • 2.
    If peace cannot be maintained with honour, it is no longer peace.
    (John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792-1878), British Whig politician. speech, Sept. 19, 1853, Greenock, Scotland. quoted in Times (London, Sept. 21, 1853). On the growing crisis in the Crimea, which erupted into war the following year.)
  • 3.
    They say in the grave there is peace, and peace and the grave are one and the same.
    (Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1994). Danton's Death, act I (1835).)
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  • 4.
    My mother always used to say, "There is no path to peace. Peace is the path."
    (Donald Freed, U.S. screenwriter, and Arnold M. Stone. Robert Altman. Richard Nixon (Philip Baker Hall), Secret Honor (1984). Fictional play based on Richard Nixon.)
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  • 5.
    It is not possible to create peace in the Middle East by jeopardizing the peace of the world.
    (Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960), British Labour politician. speech, Nov. 4, 1956. At rally protesting Britain's armed intervention in the Suez dispute.)
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  • 6.
    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. speech, Jan. 7, 1965, New York City. "Prospects for Freedom in 1965," ch. 12, Malcolm X Speaks (1965). Birth name Malcolm Little.)
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  • 7.
    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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  • 8.
    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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  • 9.
    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).)
  • 10.
    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.)
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