Quotations About / On: PEACE

  • 51.
    The deep, deep peace of the double-bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise-lounge.
    (Patrick, Mrs. Campbell (1865-1940), British actor. Quoted in Alexander Woollcott, "The First Mrs. Tanqueray," While Rome Burns (1934). Woolcott commented of Mrs. Campbell, who is describing her recent marriage, "Her failure to be polite took on the proportions of a magnificent gesture." Birth name is Beatrice Stella Tanner.)
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  • 52.
    Indifference creates an artificial peace.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 53.
    Peace to the shacks! War on the palaces!
    (Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1994). The Hessian Messenger (1834). Büchner translates a motto of the French Revolution by Nicolas Chamfort: "Guerre aux châteaux! Paix aux chaumières!...")
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  • 54.
    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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  • 55.
    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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  • 56.
    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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  • 57.
    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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  • 58.
    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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  • 59.
    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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  • 60.
    Tears are great peace-makers.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
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