„A democracy is peace-loving. It does not like to go to war. It is slow to rise to provocation. When it has once been provoked to the point where it must grasp the sword, it does not easily forgive its adversary for having produced this situation.“
„The time for war has not yet come, but it will come, and that soon; and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard.“
— Thomas Jackson Confederate general 1824 - 1863
Speech to cadets at the Virginia Military Institute (March 1861); as quoted in Mighty Stonewall (1957) by Frank E. Vandiver, p. 131; this has sometimes been paraphrased as "When war does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard."
„Arms observe no bounds; nor can the wrath of the sword, once drawn, be easily checked or stayed; war delights in blood.“
— Seneca the Younger Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist -4 - 65 avant J.-C.
arma non servant modum; nec temperari facile nec reprimi potest stricti ensis ira; bella delectat cruor. Hercules Furens (The Madness of Hercules), lines 403-405; (Lycus).
„Where does the family start? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl - no superior alternative has yet been found.“
— Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965
„For me personally and for most other Americans, this commitment to peace and diplomacy does not imply a blind or total pacifism. There are times when war is justified, and for many centuries the moral criteria for violence have been carefully delineated.“
— Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924
„War forgets peace. Peace forgives war. War is the death of the life human. Peace is the birth of the Life Divine.“
— Sri Chinmoy Indian writer and guru 1931 - 2007
Context: War forgets peace. Peace forgives war. War is the death of the life human. Peace is the birth of the Life Divine. Our vital passions want war. Our psychic emotions desire peace.
„Peace has been as bad as war. Peace has killed as many people as war. Peace is as bad. Peace is as bad…“
— Gabrielle Roy French Canadian fiction writer 1909 - 1983
„Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.“
— James Baldwin (1924-1987) writer from the United States 1924 - 1987
"In Search of a Majority: An Address" (Feb 1960); reprinted in Baldwin, "Nobody Knows My Name: More Notes of a Native Son" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobody_Knows_My_Name (1961)
„“Peace, simpleton!” said the Princess. “Though he said he was unhappy, it does not follow that he must be in love.”“
— Horace Walpole English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician 1717 - 1797
„When once the mind has raised itself to grasp and to delight in excellence, those who love most will be found to love most wisely.“
— Francis Turner Palgrave English poet and critic 1824 - 1897
Golden Treasury of English Songs and Lyrics (1861) Summary of Book Fourth.
— Rick Joyner Evangelical minister 1949