The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual - when it begins to ignore the passions, the motions - it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.
Loud peace propaganda makes war seem imminent.
I cease not to advocate peace; even though unjust it is better than the most just war.
Peace is the virtue of civilization. War is its crime.
My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
Our souls may lose their peace and even disturb other people's, if we are always criticizing trivial actions - which often are not real defects at all, but we construe them wrongly through our ignorance of their motives.
God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger.
We make war that we may live in peace.
War puts its questions stupidly, peace mysteriously.
To be prepared for War is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.
War should be the only study of a prince. He should consider peace only as a breathing-time, which gives him leisure to contrive, and furnishes as ability to execute, military plans.
People always make war when they say they love peace.
The purpose of all wars, is peace.
Civil strife is as much a greater evil than a concerted war effort as war itself is worse than peace.
The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.
Wealth is a tool of freedom, but the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery.
Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short in all management of human affairs.
In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.
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.
Only the person who has experienced light and darkness, war and peace, rise and fall, only that person has truly experienced life.
War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.
When they are preparing for war, those who rule by force speak most copiously about peace until they have completed the mobilization process.
I love "War and Peace" and have read it countless times.
We cannot be both the world's leading champion of peace and the world's leading supplier of the weapons of war.