Quotations About / On: PEACE

  • 71.
    Political liberty, the peace of a nation, and science itself are gifts for which Fate demands a heavy tax in blood!
    (Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. (1846, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971). About Catherine of Medici, First published in book form as Catherine de Medici expliquée, Souverain (1843), It was subsequently included in the Conte et romans philosophiques, in the Etudes philsophique, and finally in the Comédie humaine. Catherine de' Medici.)
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  • 72.
    The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness as to earn peace and self-respect.
    (Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #335, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).)
  • 73.
    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).)
  • 74.
    What they could do with round here is a good war. What else can you expect with peace running wild all over the place? You know what the trouble with peace is? No organization.
    (Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956), German dramatist, poet. The sergeant, in Mother Courage and Her Children, sc. 1 (1939), trans. by Eric Bentley (1941).)
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  • 75.
    We rail at trade, but the historian of the world will see that it was the principle of liberty; that it settled America, and destroyed feudalism, and made peace and keeps peace; that it will abolish slavery.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Journals, entry for Jan. 1844 (1909-1914).)
  • 76.
    It is painful to recall a past intensity, to estimate your distance from the Belsen heap, to make your peace with numbers. Just to get up each morning is to make a kind of peace.
    (Leonard Cohen (b. 1934), Canadian singer, poet, novelist. "Lines from My Grandfather's Journal," The Spice-Box of Earth (1965).)
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  • 77.
    Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Self-Reliance," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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  • 78.
    This is peace with dignity. This is peace with commitment. This is our gift to our peoples and the generations to come.... It will be real, as we open our hearts and minds to each other.
    (Bin Talal Hussein (b. 1935), Jordanian monarch, King of Jordan. New York Times, p. 1A (October 27, 1994). Marking the second full peace accord between Israel and Jordan at a meeting near the Gulf of Aqaba with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.)
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  • 79.
    States are more like people than they are like anything else: they exist by purpose, reason, suffering, and joy. And peace between states is also like peace between people. It involves the willing renunciation of purpose, in the mutual desire not to do, but to be.
    (Roger Scruton (b. 1944), British philosopher. "Impossible Partners," Untimely Tracts, St. Martin's (1987).)
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  • 80.
    I am no lover of pompous title, but only desire that my name may be recorded in a line or two, which shall briefly express my name, my virginity, the years of my reign, the reformation of religion under it, and my preservation of peace.
    (Elizabeth I (1533-1603), British monarch, Queen of England (1558-1603). As quoted in The Sayings of Queen Elizabeth, ch. 24, by Frederick Chamberlin (1923).)
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