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.)
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).)
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).)
(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.)