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Quotations About / On: PEACE

  • 51.
    War is a most uneconomical, foolish, poor arrangement, a bloody enrichment of that soil which bears the sweet flower of peace ...
    (M. E. W. Sherwood (1826-1903), U.S. socialite, traveller, and author. An Epistle to Posterity, ch. 5 (1897).)
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  • 52.
    I am available to make love with Saddam Hussein to achieve peace in the Middle East.
    (Ilona Staller (b. 1951), Italian politician and pornographic movie star. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 15 (September 3, 1990). Staller was serving as Deputy of the Italian Radical Party; Hussein was the President of Iraq.)
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  • 53.
    I take it that what all men are really after is some form or perhaps only some formula of peace.
    (Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), Polish-born British novelist. the narrator, in Under Western Eyes, pt. 1, prologue (1911).)
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  • 54.
    It is far easier to make war than to make peace.
    (Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929), French statesman. Speech, July 14, 1919, Verdun, France.)
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  • 55.
    Making peace, I have found, is much harder than making war.
    (Gerry Adams (b. 1948), Irish president, Sinn Fein (Irish political party). "Gerry Adams Talks About His Efforts for Peace," on Charlie Rose WNET television show (February 2, 1994).)
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  • 56.
    He who follows his lessons tastes a profound peace, and looks upon everybody as a bunch of manure.
    (Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Orgon, in Tartuffe, act 1, sc. 5 (1664).)
  • 57.
    There are laws for peace as well as war.
    (Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, V, 27.)
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  • 58.
    The only solid and lasting peace between a man and his wife is, doubtless, a separation.
    (Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Sept. 1, 1763, first published (1774). The Letters of the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son, vol. 2, no. 370, ed. Charles Strachey (1901).)
  • 59.
    A full belly to the labourer was, in my opinion, the foundation of public morals and the only source of real public peace.
    (William Cobbett (1762-1835), British author, publisher, Member of Parliament. Political Register. The Autobiography of William Cobbett: The Progress of a Plough-boy to a Seat in Parliament, ch. 12, pp. 185-186, Faber and Faber Limited (1933).)
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  • 60.
    Peace is not enough, they must also be content.
    (Charles Beaumont (1930-1967), U.S. screenwriter, and Edward Bernds. Prof. Conrad (Paul Birch), Queen of Outer Space, explaining to Ilyana why her people are rebelling, even though she has ended war (1958). From a story by Ben Hecht (1893-1964); real name Charles Nutt.)
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