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All we are saying is give peace a chance...
-- John Lennon (1940-80), English songwriter and singer

Only a peace between equals can last.
-- Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), US president, speech to US Senate, 1917

More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginning of all wars -- yes, an end to this brutal, inhuman and thoroughly impractical method of settling the differences between governments.
-- Franklin D Roosevelt (1882-1945), US President

The arms race can kill, though the weapons themselves may never be used...by their cost alone, armaments kill the poor by causing them to starve.
-- Vatican statement to the United Nations, 1976

And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
-- Isaiah 2:4

He knows peace who has forgotten desire.
-- Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2

Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
-- George Bernard Shaw, Irish dramatist,critic and social reformer (1856-1950)

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.
-- John F Kennedy (1917-63), US President

Peace hath her victories
No less renowned than war.
-- John Milton (1608-74), English poet, in: To the Lord General Cromwell


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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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