If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
Peace purchased at the cost of any part of our national integrity is fit only for slaves, and even when purchased for such a price it is a delusion, for it cannot last.
One of the most basic principles for making and keeping peace within and between nations… is that in political, military, moral, and spiritual confrontations, there should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation of differences before resorting to combat.
At the present the peace of the world has been preserved, not by statements, but by capitalists.
One cannot subdue a man by holding back his hands. Lasting peace comes not from force.
Looking for peace is like looking for a turtle with a mustache: You won’t be able to find it. But when your heart is ready, peace will come looking for you.
Keep us, Lord, so awake in the duties of our callings that we may sleep in Thy peace and wake in Thy glory.
In demonstrating by our conduct that we do not fear war in the necessary protection of our rights and honor we shall give no room to infer that we abandon the desire of peace. An efficient preparation for war can alone insure peace. It is peace that we have uniformly and perseveringly cultivated.
When a man is made up wholly of the dove, without the least grain of the serpent in his composition, he becomes ridiculous in many circumstances of life, and very often discredits his best actions.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.