Quotations About / On: PEACE

  • 61.
    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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  • 62.
    Civil strife is as much a greater evil than a concerted war effort as war itself is worse than peace.
    (Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 8.3.)
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  • 63.
    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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  • 64.
    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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  • 65.
    The chief duty of government is to keep the peace and stand out of the sunshine of the people.
    (James A. Garfield (1831-1881), U.S. president. To H.N. Eldridge, December 14, 1869. Garfield, ch. 13, Allen Peskin (1978).)
  • 66.
    If a nation wants to live in peace with its neighbors, it doesn't keep rattling the saber at them.
    (Howard Koch (1901-1995), U.S. screenwriter. Michael Curtiz. Joseph Davies (Walter Huston), Mission to Moscow (1943). Although in reality highly fictionalized, the film purports to be based on Ambassador Joseph E. Davies memoirs of the same title. Davies himself introduces the film in a prologue.)
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  • 67.
    There is nothing more agreeable in life than to make peace with the Establishment—and nothing more corrupting.
    (A.J.P. (Alan John Percivale) Taylor (1906-1990), British historian. "William Cobbett," New Statesman (August 29, 1953).)
  • 68.
    No country has suffered so much from the ruins of war while being at peace as the American.
    (Edward Dahlberg (1900-1977), U.S. author, critic. "No Love and No Thanks," Alms for Oblivion (1964).)
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  • 69.
    Only the person who has experienced light and darkness, war and peace, rise and fall, only that person has truly experienced life.
    (Stefan Zweig (18811942), Austrian writer. Die Welt von Gestern (The World of Yesterday), p. 385, trans. by Marion Sonnenfeld, S. Fischer Verlag (1955).)
  • 70.
    To many men ... the miasma of peace seems more suffocating than the bracing air of war.
    (George Steiner (b. 1929), French-born U.S. critic, novelist. Bronowski Memorial Lecture. "Has Truth a Future?" (1978).)
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