„The deep, deep peace of the double-bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise-longue.“

—  Mrs Patrick Campbell, Quoted in Alexander Woollcott, “The First Mrs. Tanqueray,” While Rome Burns (1934)
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„Deep experience is never peaceful.“

—  Henry James American novelist, short story author, and literary critic 1843 - 1916
de Mauves http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext05/mauve10.txtMadame, Galaxy Magazine (February/March 1874), ch. V, reprinted in A Passionate Pilgrim (1875) and later in The Madonna of the Future and Other Tales (1879) and the New York Edition of James' works, vol. 13 (1908).

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„Inner peace is the key: if you have inner peace, the external problems do not affect your deep sense of peace and tranquility.“

—  Далай-лама XIV spiritual leader of Tibet 1935
Context: Inner peace is the key: if you have inner peace, the external problems do not affect your deep sense of peace and tranquility. In that state of mind you can deal with situations with calmness and reason, while keeping your inner happiness. That is very important. Without this inner peace, no matter how comfortable your life is materially, you may still be worried, disturbed or unhappy because of circumstances.

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„Dear youths, I warn you cherish peace divine,
And in your hearts lay deep these words of mine.“

—  Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -500 a.C.
As reported by Heraclides, son of Sarapion, and Diogenes Laërtius, in Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, "Pythagoras", Sect. 7, in the translation of C. D. Yonge (1853)

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„Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace“

—  Leigh Hunt English critic, essayist, poet and writer 1784 - 1859
Context: Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw, within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom, An Angel writing in a book of gold: Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the Presence in the room he said, "What writest thou?" The Vision raised its head, And with a look made of all sweet accord Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord." "And is mine one?" said Abou. "Nay, not so," Replied the Angel. Abou spoke more low, But cheerily still; and said, "I pray thee, then, Write me as one who loves his fellow men." The Angel wrote, and vanished. The next night It came again with a great wakening light, And showed the names whom love of God had blessed, And, lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest!

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„I will be double-damned to a better Hell than Hellpepper Planet if I will have my ending here in peace! Peace be not the end of my epic!“

—  R. A. Lafferty American writer 1914 - 2002
Context: I will be double-damned to a better Hell than Hellpepper Planet if I will have my ending here in peace! Peace be not the end of my epic! An epic is already failed if it have an ending. I don't care how it ended the first time — it will not end the same now! Roadstrum, in Ch. 8

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„We meet in an hour of grief and challenge. Dag Hammarskjold is dead. But the United Nations lives. His tragedy is deep in our hearts, but the task for which he died is at the top of our agenda. A noble servant of peace is gone. But the quest for peace lies before us.“

—  John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963
Context: We meet in an hour of grief and challenge. Dag Hammarskjold is dead. But the United Nations lives. His tragedy is deep in our hearts, but the task for which he died is at the top of our agenda. A noble servant of peace is gone. But the quest for peace lies before us. The problem is not the death of one man — the problem is the life of this organization. It will either grow to meet the challenges of our age, or it will be gone with the wind, without influence, without force, without respect. Were we to let it die, to enfeeble its vigor, to cripple its powers, we would condemn our future. For in the development of this organization rests the only true alternative to war — and war appeals no longer as a rational alternative. Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes. It can no longer concern the great powers alone. For a nuclear disaster, spread by wind and water and fear, could well engulf the great and the small, the rich and the poor, the committed and the uncommitted alike. Mankind must put an end to war — or war will put an end to mankind. So let us here resolve that Dag Hammarskjold did not live, or die, in vain. Let us call a truce to terror. Let us invoke the blessings of peace. And as we build an international capacity to keep peace, let us join in dismantling the national capacity to wage war.

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„No doubt, there was peace after all this, but it was a peace stained with blood.“

—  Tacitus Roman senator and historian 58 - 120
Book I, 10; Church-Brodribb translation

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„Yo' waddup; this is Snoop D-O-Double-G sayin' stop the violence, drop the guns, and increase the peace.“

—  Snoop Dogg American rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor 1971
Midnight Love, Death Row: Snoop Doggy Dogg at His Best (2001).

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„After wars peace, after peace, another war. Every day men are born and others die.“

—  Simone de Beauvoir French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist 1908 - 1986

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