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159 Peace Quotes

Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

Bible Quotes , Source: Proverbs (ch. III, v. 17)

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For my brethren and companions' sake, I will now ask, Peace be with thee.

Bible Quotes , Source: Psalms (ch. CXXII, v. 8)

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Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

Bible Quotes , Source: Psalms (ch. LXXXV, v. 10)

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The fiercest agonies have shortest reign; And after dreams of horror, comes again The welcome morning with its rays of peace.

William Cullen Bryant Quotes , Source: Mutation (l. 4)

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The trenchant blade Toledo trusty. For want of fighting was grown rusty, And ate into itself for lack Of somebody to hew and hack.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. I, canto, l. 359)

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Mark! where his carnage and his conquests cease, He makes a solitude and calls it--peace!

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: The Bride of Abydos (canto II, st. 20)

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Oh that the desert were my dwelling-place!

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, l. 177)

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I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war. [Lat., Iniquissimam pacem justissimo bello antefero.]

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, l. 177)

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War leads to peace. [Lat., Cedant arma togae.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: De Officiis (I, 22)

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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) Quotes , Source: Philippicoe (2, 15, 37)

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Nor is heaven always at peace. [Lat., Nec sidera pacem Semper habent.]

Claudian (Claudianus) Quotes , Source: De Bello Getico (LXII)

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A severe war lurks under the show of peace. [Lat., Mars gravior sub pace latet.]

Claudian (Claudianus) Quotes , Source: De Sexto Consulatu Honorii Augustsi Panegyris (307)

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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 Quotes , Source: Speech--On the New Army Bill

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Peace rules the day, where reason rules the mind.

Wilkie (William) Collins Quotes , Source: Eclogue II--Hassan (l. 68)

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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 Quotes , Source: Task (bk. II, l. 1)

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Though peace be made, yet it's interest that keep peace.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Task (bk. II, l. 1)

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Such subtle covenants shall be made, Till peace itself is war in masquerade.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Absalom and Achitopel (pt. I, l. 752; pt. II, l. 268)

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At home the hateful names of parties cease, And factious souls are wearied into peace.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Astroea Redux (l. 312)

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Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

The Bible Quotes

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Peace has its victories, but it takes a brave man to win them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Quotes

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Peace has its victories no less than war, but it doesn't have as many monuments to unveil.

Frank McKinney “Kin” Hubbard Quotes

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Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations — entangling alliances with none.

Thomas Jefferson Quotes

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Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. And however undramatic the pursuit of peace, the pursuit must go on.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Quotes

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Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

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