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Quotations About / On: PEACE

  • 71.
    The deep, deep peace of the double-bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise-lounge.
    (Patrick, Mrs. Campbell (1865-1940), British actor. Quoted in Alexander Woollcott, "The First Mrs. Tanqueray," While Rome Burns (1934). Woolcott commented of Mrs. Campbell, who is describing her recent marriage, "Her failure to be polite took on the proportions of a magnificent gesture." Birth name is Beatrice Stella Tanner.)
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  • 72.
    I won't undertake war until I have tried all the arts and means of peace.
    (François Rabelais (1494-1553), French author, evangelist. Grandgousier, in Gargantua, ch. 28, p. 83, Pleiade edition (1995).)
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  • 73.
    When they are preparing for war, those who rule by force speak most copiously about peace until they have completed the mobilization process.
    (Stefan Zweig (18811942), Austrian writer. Sternstunden der Menschheit (Stellar Moments in Human History), p. 45, trans. by Marion Sonnenfeld, S. Fischer Verlag (1953).)
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  • 74.
    Accordingly, death is a harbor of peace for the just, but is believed a shipwreck for the wicked.
    (Ambrose (c. 333-397), Roman church father. De bono mortis, 8, 31.)
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  • 75.
    You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die.
    (John Lennon (1940-1980), British rock musician. Press conference, June 1970, Toronto, Canada. "John, Yoko and Year One," pt. 2, published in The Ballad of John and Yoko, eds. Jonathan Cott and Christine Doudna (1982).)
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  • 76.
    It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
    (John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Speech, September 6, 1960, while campaigning for the presidency, Seattle, Washington.)
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  • 77.
    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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  • 78.
    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).)
  • 79.
    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).)
  • 80.
    Life! The earth needs peace than war.
    (peace.)
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