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Quote Left Our lives laid down in war and peace may not Be found acceptable in Heaven's sight.... Quote Right
by Robert Frost | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left This is the true nature of home -- it is the place of Peace; the shelter, not only from injury, but from all terror, doubt and division. Quote Right
by John Ruskin | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Beasts in their major freedom Slumber in peace tonight. Quote Right
by Richard Wilbur | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing. Quote Right
by C S Lewis | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left A late lark twitters from the quiet skies: And from the west, Where the sun, his day's work ended, Lingers as in content, There falls on the old, gray city An influence luminous and serene, A shining peace. Quote Right
by William Ernest Henley | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Whatever brawls disturb the street There should be peace at home. Quote Right
by Isaac Watts | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left God's Son went home. Among us it is whispered He cried the tears of men. Feeling, in fact, We have no need of peace. Quote Right
by Gwendolyn Brooks | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left If you have form'd a circle to go into, Go into it yourself, and see how you would do. They said this mystery never shall cease: The priest promotes war, and the soldier peace. Quote Right
by William Blake | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Grant us a common faith that man shall know bread and peacethat he shall know justice and righteousness, freedom and security, an equal opportunity and an equal chance to do his best not only in our own lands, but throughout the world. And in that faith let us march toward the clean world our hands can make. Quote Right
by Stephen Vincent Benet | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left With the narcotic milk of peace for men Who find Thy beautiful center ... Quote Right
by Gwendolyn Brooks | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left It is good for man To try all changes, progress and corruption, powers, peace and anguish, not to go down the dinosaur's way Until all his capacities have been explored: and it is good for him To know that his needs and nature are no more changed, in fact, in ten thousand years than the beaks of eagles. Quote Right
by Robinson Jeffers | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left He leaves a white Unbroken glory, a gathered radiance, A width, a shining peace, under the night. Quote Right
by Rupert Brooke | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Peaceableness toward enemies is an idea that will, of course, continue to be denounced as impractical. It has been too little tried by individuals, much less by nations. It will not readily or easily serve those who are greedy for power. It cannot be effectively used for bad ends. It could not be used as the basis of an empire. It does not afford opportunities for profit. It involves danger to practitioners. It requires sacrifice. And yet it seems to me that it is practical, for it offers the only escape from the logic of retribution. It is the only way by which we can cease to look to war for peace. ... Peaceableness is not passive. It is the ability to act to resolve conflict without violence. If it is not a practical and practicable method, it is nothing. As a practicable method, it reduces helplessness in the face of conflict. In the face of conflict, the peaceable person may find several solutions, the violent person only one. Quote Right
by Wendell Berry | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Swiftly arose and spread around me the peace and knowledge that pass all the argument of the earth, And I know that the hand of God is the promise of my own, And I know that the spirit of God is the brother of my own, And that all the men ever born are also my brothers, and the women my sisters and lovers, And that a kelson of the creation is love. Quote Right
by Walt Whitman | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Contemplative and bookish men must of necessity be more quarrelsome than others, because they contend not about matter of fact, nor can determine their controversies by any certain witnesses, nor judges. But as long as they go towards peace, that is Truth, it is no matter which way. Quote Right
by John Donne | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The quietly pacifist peaceful always die to make room for men who shout. Quote Right
by Alice Walker | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left That piecemeal peace is poor peace. What pure peace allows Alarms of wars, the daunting wars, the death of it? Quote Right
by Gerard Manley Hopkins | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them. Quote Right
by Ralph Waldo Emerson | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left If the use of animal food be, in consequence, subversive to the peace of human society, how unwarrantable is the injustice and the barbarity which is exercised toward these miserable victims. They are called into existence by human artifice that they may drag out a short and miserable existence of slavery and disease, that their bodies may be mutilated, their social feelings outraged. It were much better that a sentient being should never have existed, than that it should have existed only to endure unmitigated misery. Quote Right
by Percy Bysshe Shelley | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York, And all the clouds that loured upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths, Our bruised arms hung up for monuments, Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings, Our dreadful marches to delightful measures. Grim-visaged war hath smoothed his wrinkled front And now, instead of mounting barbed steeds To fright the souls of fearful adversaries, He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber To the lascivious pleasing of a lute. But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks, Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass I, that am rudely stamped, and want love's majesty To strut before a wanton ambling nymph I, that am curtailed of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at me as I halt by them,-- Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace, Have no delight to pass away the time, Unless to spy my shadow in the sun. Quote Right
by William Shakespeare | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Eagerly, musician,Sweep your string,So we may sing,Elated, optative,Our several voicesInterblending,Playfully contending,Not interferingBut co-inhering,For all withinThe cincture of the soundIs holy ground,Where all are Brothers,None faceless Others. Let mortals bewareOf words, forWith words we lie,Can say peaceWhen we mean war,Foul thought speak fairAnd promise falsely,But song is true:Let music for peaceBe the paradigm,For peace means to changeAt the right time,As the World-Clock,Goes Tick and Tock. So may the storyOf our human cityPresently moveLike music, whenBegotten notesNew notes beget,Making the flowingOf time a growing,Till what it could be,At last it is,Where even sadnessIs a form of gladness,Where Fate is Freedom,Grace and Surprise. Quote Right
by Wystan Hugh (W H) Auden | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Don't tell me peace has broken out. Quote Right
by Bertolt Brecht | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I was alone now my beautiful peace has gone; did I ask you here? Quote Right
by Hilda Doolittle | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I was much distressed by next door people who had twin babies and played the violin; but one of the twins died, and the other has eaten the fiddle - so all is peace. Quote Right
by Edward Lear | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left O passionately at peace when will that tide draw shoreward, Quote Right
by Robinson Jeffers | ...go to quote |
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