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They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation neither shall they learn war any more.

Isaiah. II. 4. Joel. III. 10. Micah. IV. 3.


The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid.

Isaiah. XI. 6.



Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Luke. II. 14.

Pax huic domui.

Peace be to this house.
Luke. X. 5; Matthew. X. 12. (Vulgate.)

14 In the inglorious arts of peace. ANDREW MARVELISUpon Cromwell's Return from Ireland.

Peace hath her victories, No less renowned than war. MILTON-Sonnet. To the Lord General Crom

well. 16 I knew by the smoke that so gracefully curled

Above the green elms, that a cottage was near, And I said, "If there's peace to be found in the

world, A heart that was humble might hope for it

here." MOORE-Ballad Stanzas.

We love peace as we abhor pusillanimity; but not peace at any price. There is a peace more destructive of the manhood of living man than war is destructive of his material body. Chains are worse than bayonets.

DOUGLAS JERROLDJerrold's Wit. Peace.




It is thus that mutual cowardice keeps us in peace. Were one-half of mankind brave and one-half cowards, the brave would be always beating the cowards. Were all brave, they would lead a very uneasy life; all would be continually fighting; but being all cowards, we go on very well.

SAMUEL JOHNSONBoswell's Life. (1778)

5 Sævis inter se convenit ursis.

Savage bears keep at peace with one another. JUVENAL—Satires. XV. 164.

6 The days of peace and slumberous calm are fled.

KeatsHyperion. Bk. II.

How calm, how beautiful comes on
The stilly hour, when storms are gone.
MOORELaủa Rookh. The Fire Worshippers.

Pt. III. St. 7.


L'empire, c'est la paix.

The Empire means peace.
LOUIS NAPOLEON—Speech to the Chamber of

Commerce in Toulouse, Oct. 9, 1852. See B.
JERROLD's Life of Louis Napoleon. “L'em-
pire, c'est l'epée.” Parody of same in Klad-
derdatsch, Nov. 8, 1862.



Would you end war?

Create great Peace.
JAMES OPPENHEIM-War and Laughter, 1914,

And After. IV.



For peace do not hope; to be just you must

break it. Still work for the minute and not for the year.

JOHN BOYLE O'REILLY--Rules of the Road.

Paix à tout prix.

Peace at any price.
LAMARTINE, as quoted by A. H. CLOUGH in

Letters and Remains. (Ed. 1865) P. 105.
Le Ministère de la Paix à tout prix. AR-
MAND CARREL in the National, March 13,

1831. (Of the Perier ministry.) Peace will come soon and come to stay, and 80 come as to be worth keeping in all future time. It will then have been proved that among free men there can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet, and that they who take such appeal are sure to lose their cases and pay the cost. LINCOLN. Quoted by E. J. YOUNGThe Les

son of the Hour. In Magazine of History.

No. 43. (Extra nurnber.) Peace! and no longer from its brazen portals The blast of War's great organ shakes the

But beautiful as songs of the immortals,

The holy melodies of love arise.
LONGFELLOW--Arsenal at Springfield.

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Candida pax homines, trux decet ira feras.

Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts. OVIDArs Amatoria. III. 502.

22 His helmet now shall make a hive for bees,

And lover's sonnets turn'd to holy psalms; A man at arms must now serve on his knees,

And feed on prayers, which are his age's alms. GEO. PEELE—Sonnet ad fin. Polyhymnia.

23 An equal doom clipp'd Time's blest wings of

peace. PETRARCH-To Laura in Death. Sonnet

XLVIII. L. 18.

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15 To reap

the harvest of perpetual peace, By this one bloody trial of sharp war.

Richard III, Act V. Sc. 2. L. 15.


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And for the peace of you I hold such strife
As 'twixt a miser and his wealth is found.

Sonnet LXXV.

17 When it is peace, then we may view again With new-won eyes each other's truer form And wonder. Grown more loving-kind and warm We'll grasp firm hands and laugh at the old pain When it is peace. But until peace, the storm The darkness and the thunder and the rain.

CHARLES SORLEY—To Germany. Let the bugles sound the Truce of God to the whole world forever. CHARLES SUMNER- Oration the True

Grandeur of Nations.


Mercy and truth are met together: righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

Psalms. LXXXV. 10.




Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.

Psalms. CXXII. 7.



People are always expecting to get peace in heaven: but you know whatever peace they get there will be ready-made. Whatever making of peace they can be blest for, must be on the earth here.

RUSKINThe Eagle's Nest. Lecture IX.

peace cannot be maintained with honor, it is no longer peace. LORD JOHN RUSSELL—Speech at Greenoch.

Sept., 1853.


In this surrender—if such it may be calledthe National Government does not even stoop to conquer. It simply lifts itself to the height of its original principle. The early efforts of its best negotiators, the patriotic trial of its soldiers

may at last prevail. CHARLES SUMNER. Sustaining President Lin

coln in the U.S. Senate, in the Trent Affair. Jan. 7, 1862.

(See also WILSON) Auferre, trucidare, rapere, falsis nominibus imperium, atque, ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant.

To rob, to ravage, to murder, in their imposing language, are the arts of civil policy. When they have made the world a solitude, they call it peace, TACITUS—— Agricola. XXX. Ascribing the

speech to Galgacus, Britain's leader against the Romans.

(See also BYRON)


Es kann der Frömmste nicht im Frieden bleiben, Wenn es dem bösen Nachbar nicht gefällt.

The most pious may not live in peace, if it does not please his wicked neighbor. SCHILLER—Wilhelm Tell. IV. 3. 124.


All these you may avoid but the Lie Direct; and you may avoid that too, with an If. I knew when seven justices could not take up a quarrel, but when the parties were met themselves, one of them thought but of an If, as, “If you said so then I said so"; and they shook hands and swore brothers. Your If is the only peace-maker; much virtue in If.

As You Like It. Act V. Sc. 4. L. 100.


Miseram pacem vel bello bene mutari.

A peace may be so wretched as not to be ill exchanged for war. TACITUS-Annales. III. 44.


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Bellum magis desierat, quam pax cæperat.

It was rather a cessation of war than a be ginning of peace. TACITUS-Annales. IV. 1.



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A peace is of the nature of a conquest;
For then both parties nobly are subdued,
And neither party loser.

Henry IV. Pt. II. Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 89.
In peace there's nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility.
Henry V. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 3.

Peace, Dear nurse of arts, plenties and joyful births.

Henry V. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 34.
Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace,
To silence envious tongues.

Henry VIII. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 445.


No more shall

* Peace Pipe on her pastoral hillock a languid note, And watch her harvest ripen.

TENNYSON-Maud. St. 28.

25 Peace with honor. THEOBALD, COUNT OF CHAMPAGNE—Letter to

King Louis the Great. (1108–1137) See
WALTER Map-De Nugis Curialium. (Ed.
Camden Society. P. 220.) SIR KENELM
DIGBY-Letter to LORD BRISTOL, May 27,
1625. See his Life, pub. by Longmans.
Same in Coriolanus. III. II.






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Si vis pacem, para bellum.

In time of peace prepare for war.
Original not found, but probably suggested by

"qui desiderat pacem, præparet bellum."
He who desires peace will prepare for war.
VEGETIUSEpitoma Rei Militaris. Lib.
III. End of Prolog. A similar thought also
in Dion CHRYSOSTOM. Livy. VI. 18. 7.
STATIUS—Thebais. VII. 554. SYRUS-
Maxims. 465.

(See also HORACE) He had rather spend £100,000 on Embassies to keep or procure peace with dishonour, than £100,000 on an army that would have forced peace with honour. SIR ANTHONY WELDON—The Court and Char

acter of King James. P. 185. (1650) Used by DISRAELI on his return from the Berlin Congress on the Eastern Question, July, 1878.



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But dream not helm and harness

The sign of valor true;
Peace hath higher tests of manhood

Than battle ever knew.
WHITTIER—Poems. The Hero. St. 19.

"Fly pride," says the peacock.

Comedy of Errors. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 81.


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PEACH A little peach in an orchard grew,A little peach of emerald hue; Warmed by the sun and wet by the dew It grew.

EUGENE FIELD/The Little Peach.


The example of America must be the example not merely of peace because it will not fight, but of peace because peace is the healing and elevating influence of the world, and strife is not. There is such a thing as a man being too proud to fight. There is such a thing as a nation being so right that it does not need to convince others by force that it is right. WOODROW WILSON—Address in Convention Hall. Philadelphia, May 10, 1915.

(See also Pitt, SUMNER) Ne'er to meet, or ne'er to part, is peace.

YOUNG-Night Thoughts. Night V. L. 1,058.

As touching peaches in general, the very name in Latine whereby they are called Persica, doth evidently show that they were brought out of Persia first. PLINY-Natural History. Bk. XV. Ch. 13.

HOLLAND's trans.



The ripest peach is highest on the tree.



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PEAR "Now, Sire,"quod she,"for aught that may bityde, I moste haue of the peres that I see, Or I moote dye, so soore longeth me To eten of the smalle peres grene.” CHAUCER-Canterbury Tales. The Merchantes

Tale. L. 14,669.



Here are sweet peas, on tiptoe for a flight;
With wings of gentle flush o'er delicate white,
And taper fingers catching at all things,
To bind them all about with tiny rings.

KEATS— 1 Stood Tiptoe Upon a Little Hill.

The great white pear-tree dropped with dew from

leaves And blossom, under heavens of happy blue.

JEAN INGELOW-Songs with Preludes. Wedlock.

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For what made that in glory shine so long
But poets' Pens, pluckt from Archangels' wings?

(See also BERRY) The pen is mightier than the sword. FRANKLIN–Oration. (1783)

(See also BULWER)

Nature's prime favourites were the Pelicans; High-fed, long-lived, and sociable and free. MONTGOMERYPelican Island. Canto V. L.





Nimbly they seized and secreted their prey,
Alive and wriggling in the elastic net,
Which Nature hung beneath their grasping beaks;
Till, swoln with captures, the unwieldy burden
Clogg'd their slow flight, as heavily to land,
These mighty hunters of the deep return'd.
There on the cragged cliffs they perch'd at ease,
Gorging their hapless victims one by one;
Then full and weary, side by side, they slept,
Till evening roused them to the chase again.
MONTGOMERYPelican Island. Canto IV. L.


Anser, apie, vitellus, populus et regna gubernant.

Goose (pen) bee (wax) and calf (parchment] govern the world. Quoted by JAMES HOWELL. Letters. Bk. II.

Letter 2.


The pen became a clarion.

LONGFELLOW-Monte Cassino. St. 13.



The swifter hand doth the swift words outrun: Before the tongue hath spoke the hand hath done. MARTIAL-Epigrams. Bk. XIV. Ep. 208.

Trans. by WRIGHT, (On a shorthand writer.)

The nursery of brooding Pelicans,
The dormitory of their dead, had vanish'd,
And all the minor spots of rock and verdure,
The abodes of happy millions, were no more.
MONTGOMERYPelican Island. Canto VI. L.



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The sacred Dove a quill did lend From her high-soaring wing. F. NETHERSOLE. Prefixed to GILES FLETCHER's Christ's Victorie.

(See also BERRY) 19

Non sest aliena res, quæ fere ab honestis negligi solet, cura bene ac velociter scribendi.

Men of quality are in the wrong to undervalue, as they often do, the practise of a fair and quick hand in writing; for it is no immaterial accomplishment.

QUINTILIAN-De institutione Oratoria. I. 5.

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Whose noble praise Deserves a quill pluckt from an angel's wing. DOROTHY BERRY-Sonnet. Prefixed to DIANA

PRIMROSE's Chain of Pearls. (1699)


Qu'on me donne six lignes écrites de la main du plus honnête homme, j'y trouverai de quoi le faire pendre.

If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him. Attributed to RICHELIEU by FOURNIER

L'Esprit dans l'Histoire. Ch. XLI. P. 255. (1883)



Beneath the rule of men entirely great
The pen is mightier than the sword.
BULWER-LYTTON-Richelieu. Act II. Sc. 2.

(See also BURTON)
Hinc quam sit calamus sævior euse, patet.

From this it appears how much more cruel the pen may be than the sword. BURTON—Anatomy of Melancholy.

Pt. I. Sec. XXI. Mem. 4. Subsec. 4. (See also BULWER, MARVIN, Sr. Simon)

Tant la plume a eu sous le roi d'avantage sur l'épée.

So far had the pen, under the king, the superiority over the sword. SAINT ŠIMON--Mémoires. Vol. III. P. 517. (1702) (Ed. 1856)

(See also BURTON)

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An amber scent of odorous perfume
Her harbinger.

MILTON-Samson Agonistes. L. 720.


And all your courtly civet cats can vent
Perfume to you, to me is excrement.
POPE-Epilogue to the Satires. Dialogue II.

L. 188.


Whose dear perfection hearts that scorn'd to

serve Humbly call'd mistress.

All's Well That Ends Well. Act V. Sc. 3. L. 16.

11 How many things by season season'd are To their right praise and true perfection!

Merchant of Venice. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 107.

12 It is the witness still of excellency To put a strange face on his own perfection.

Much Ado About Nothing. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 48. 13

A man cannot have an idea of perfection in another, which he was never sensible of in himself.

STEELEThe Tatler. No. 227.

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