The name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself is beneficial, but there is a great difference between peace and servitude. Peace is freedom in tranquility, servitude is the worst of all evils, to be resisted not only by war, but even by death.
(Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Philippica, II, 113.)
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).)
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.)
(Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1994). The Hessian Messenger (1834).
Büchner translates a motto of the French Revolution by Nicolas Chamfort: "Guerre aux châteaux! Paix aux chaumières!...")
Their bodies are buried in peace; but their name liveth for evermore.
(Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus, 44:14.
The line "their name liveth for evermore" was chosen by Rudyard Kipling on behalf of the Imperial War Graves Commission as an epitaph to be used in Commonwealth War Cemeteries. Kipling had himself lost a son in the fighting.)