A Quote by Bertolt Brecht on good, peace, trouble, and war

What they could do with round here is a good war. What else can you expect with peace running wild all over the place? You know what the trouble with peace is? No organization.

Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

Source: Mother Courage and Her Children, 1941. act I

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A Quote by Bernard Mannes Baruch on age, atoms, deception, destruction, faith, hope, lies, peace, salvation, work, and world

Behind the black portent of the new atomic age lies a hope which, seized upon with faith, can work out salvation. . . . Let us not deceive ourselves: we must elect world peace or world destruction.

Bernard Baruch (1870 - 1965)

Source: Address to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission, June 14, I946

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on good, peace, and war

There never was a good war, or a bad peace.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Letter to Josiah Quincy, 11 Sept. 1783

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on peace


He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on neighbors, peace, vices, and war

Be at war with your vices; at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Poor Richard’s Almanac

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A Quote by Benito Jurez on peace and respect

El respeto al Derecho Ajeno es la Paz. English: Respect to thy neighbour's rights is peace.

Benito Jurez (1806 - 1872)

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A Quote by Ben Jonson on lies, love, peace, poetry, and rest

Rest in soft peace, and, ask'd, say here doth lie Ben Jonson his best piece of poetry: For whose sake, henceforth, all his vows be such, As what he loves may never like too much.

Ben Jonson

Source: On My First Son; in Epigrams

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A Quote by Beilby Porteus on peace and war


War its thousands slays, Peace its ten thousands.

Beilby Porteus (1731 - 1808)

Source: Death. Line 178.

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A Quote by King Baudouin I on destruction, peace, war, and youth

Youth is the first victim of war; the first fruit of peace. It takes 20 years or more of peace to make a man; it takes only 20 seconds of war to destroy him.

Baudouin I (1930 - 1993)

Source: address to US Congress, May 11, 1959

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A Quote by Baruch Spinoza on absence, benevolence, confidence, justice, mind, peace, virtue, and war

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.

Baruch Spinoza (1632 - 1677)

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