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War leads to peace.
  [Lat., Cedant arma togae.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        De Officiis (I, 22)

For to me every sort of peace with the citizens seemed to be of more service than civil war.
  [Lat., Mihi enim omnis pax cum civibus bello civili utilior videbatur.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        Philippicoe (2, 15, 37)

Nor is heaven always at peace.
  [Lat., Nec sidera pacem
    Semper habent.]
      - Claudian (Claudianus), De Bello Getico

A severe war lurks under the show of peace.
  [Lat., Mars gravior sub pace latet.]
      - Claudian (Claudianus),
        De Sexto Consulatu Honorii Augustsi Panegyris

The gentleman [Josiah Quincy] cannot have forgotten his own sentiment, uttered even on the floor of this House, "Peaceably if we can, forcibly if we must."
      - Henry Clay, Speech--On the New Army Bill

Peace rules the day, where reason rules the mind.
      - Wilkie (William) Collins,
        Eclogue II--Hassan (l. 68)

Like the rainbow, peace rests upon the earth, but its arch is lost in heaven. Heaven bathes it in hues of light--it springs up amid tears and clouds--it is a reflection of the eternal sun--it is an assurance of calm--it is the sign of a great covenant between God and man--it is an emanation from the distant orb of immortal light.
      - Charles Caleb Colton

Peace is the evening star of the soul, as virtue is its sun, and the two are never far apart.
      - Charles Caleb Colton

O for a lodge in some vast wilderness,
  Some boundless contiguity of shade;
    Where rumor of oppression and deceit,
      Of unsuccessful or successful war,
        Might never reach me more.
      - William Cowper, Task (bk. II, l. 1)

Though peace be made, yet it's interest that keep peace.
      - quoted by Oliver Cromwell,
        in Parliament, Sep. 4, 1654, as "a maxim not to be despised"

At the present the peace of the world has been preserved, not by statements, but by capitalists.
      - Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield

Such subtle covenants shall be made,
  Till peace itself is war in masquerade.
      - John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel
         (pt. I, l. 752; pt. II, l. 268)

At home the hateful names of parties cease,
  And factious souls are wearied into peace.
      - John Dryden, Astroea Redux (l. 312)

All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field.
      - Albert Einstein

The pioneers of a warless world are the [youth] who refuse military service.
      - Albert Einstein

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.
      - Dwight David Eisenhower

Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
      - Dwight David Eisenhower

We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.
      - Dwight David Eisenhower

We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.
      - Dwight David Eisenhower

I could not live in peace if I put the shadow of a wilful sin between myself and God.
      - George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross)

The god of victory is said to be one-handed, but peace gives victory on both sides.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson,
        Essays--Of Self-Reliance

There is no harbor of peace from the changing waves of joy and despair.
      - Euripides

How different the peace of God from that of the world! It calms the passions, preserves the purity of conscience, is inseparable from righteousness, unites us to God and strengthens us against temptations. The peace of the soul consists in an absolute resignation to the will of God.
      - Francois de Salignac Fenelon

Lord, make me an Instrument of Thy Peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. . . .
      - Saint Francis of Assisi

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