Henry Van Dyke

(10 November 1852 – 10 April 1933 / Germantown, Pennsylvania)

The Price Of Peace - Poem by Henry Van Dyke

Peace without Justice is a low estate,-
A coward cringing to an iron Fate!
But Peace through Justice is the great ideal,-
We'll pay the price of war to make it real.


Comments about The Price Of Peace by Henry Van Dyke

  • Susan Williams (1/25/2015 11:13:00 PM)


    My generation is weary of war- time after time we see it solve nothing. Yet if the cause is just and the need for it is unavoidable, this poem speaks the harsh truth. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/24/2015 9:02:00 AM)


    Positive ideas of peace in brief poem and it is great. (Report) Reply

  • (1/24/2015 9:02:00 AM)


    Positive ideas of peace in brief poem and it is great. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 26, 2015


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