Quotations About / On:
In the whole round of human affairs little is so fatal to peace as misunderstanding.
(Margaret E. Sangster (1838-1912), U.S. author. An Autobiography from My Youth Up, ch. 13 (1909).
Remembering the Civil War.)
In peace the sons bury their fathers, but in war the fathers bury their sons.
(Croesus (d. c. 560 B.C.), Lydian king. quoted in Francis Bacon, Apophthegms, no. 149.
Said to the Persian king Cambyses.)
Nothing can contribute more to peace of soul than the lack of any opinion whatever.
(G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook E," aph. 11, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).)
... peace produced by suppression is neither natural nor desirable.
(Anna Julia Cooper (1859-1964), U.S. educator and feminist. A Voice from the South, part 2 (1892).)
To know is to know the things belonging to one's peace.
(Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 195, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).)
There never was a good war or a bad peace.
(Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), U.S. statesman, writer. Letter, July 27, 1783, to the botanist Sir Joseph Banks. Complete Works, vol. 8, ed. John Bigelow (1887-1888).
Franklin used the same words in a letter of Sept. 11, 1783, to New England revolutionary Josiah Quincy.)
War is pillage versus resistance and if illusions of magnitude could be transmuted into ideals of magnanimity, peace might be realized.
(Marianne Moore (1887-1972), U.S. poet. repr. In Complete Prose (1987). "Comment," no. 86, Dial (New York, April 1929).)
My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading.
(Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), British novelist, poet. "Spirit Sinister," in The Dynasts, pt. 1, act 2, sc. 5 (1904).)
Where the great force lies, there must be the sanction of peace.
(Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. At the Peace Conference, May 31, 1919.
Despite Wilson's advocacy of self-determination and the right of all nations, he knew realistically that the great powers must be responsible for keeping the peace.)
Piety is not a goal but a means to attain through the purest peace of mind the highest culture.
(Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Wilhelm Meister's Travels, Reflections in the Spirit of the Travellers (1829).)