„…the inglorious arts of peace…“

—  Andrew Marvell, Upon Cromwell's Return from Ireland (1650)
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„In those days I, Virgil, was nursed of sweet Parthenope, and rejoiced in the arts of inglorious ease.“

—  Virgil, Geórgicas
Georgics (29 BC), Illo Vergilium me tempore dulcis alebat Parthenope studiis florentem ignobilis oti. Book IV, lines 563–564 (tr. Fairclough)

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„In a day of peace, let us advance the arts of peace and the works of peace.“

—  Daniel Webster Leading American senator and statesman. January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852. Served as the Secretary of State for three… 1782 - 1852
Address on Laying the Cornerstone of the Bunker Hill Monument (1825), Context: Our proper business is improvement. Let our age be the age of improvement. In a day of peace, let us advance the arts of peace and the works of peace. Let us develop the resources of our land, call forth its powers, build up its institutions, promote all its great interests, and see whether we also, in our day and generation, may not perform something worthy to be remembered. The last sentence of this quote is incised in marble on the wall of the United States House of Representatives chamber, directly behind the Speaker's chair (with the word "develop" spelled with a final "e").

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„The end of art is peace.“

—  Seamus Heaney Irish poet, playwright, translator, lecturer 1939 - 2013

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„The Art of Peace begins with you.“

—  Morihei Ueshiba founder of aikido 1883 - 1969
Context: The Art of Peace begins with you. Work on yourself and your appointed task in the Art of Peace. Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow. You are here to realize your inner divinity and manifest your innate enlightenment. Foster peace in your own life and then apply the Art to all than you encounter. As quoted in Inspire! What Great Leaders Do (2004) by Lance Secretan, p. 45

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„I declare peace the greatest work of art.“

—  Wolf Vostell German painter and sculptor 1932 - 1998
Original: Ich erkläre den Frieden zum größten Kunstwerk. Wolf Vostell (1980) Wolf Vostell : de-collagen; Verwischungen. p. 23

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„The real Way of a Warrior is to prevent such slaughter — it is the Art of Peace, the power of love.“

—  Morihei Ueshiba founder of aikido 1883 - 1969
Context: The Way of the Warrior has been misunderstood. It is not a means to kill and destroy others. Those who seek to compete and better one another are making a terrible mistake. To smash, injure, or destroy is the worst thing a human being can do. The real Way of a Warrior is to prevent such slaughter — it is the Art of Peace, the power of love. Speaking of a vision of the "Great Spirit of Peace" in 1942, during World War II, as quoted in Adjusting Though Reflex : Romancing Zen (2010) by Rodger Hyodo, p. 76

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„The Art of Peace is the principle of nonresistance. Because it is nonresistant, it is victorious from the beginning.“

—  Morihei Ueshiba founder of aikido 1883 - 1969
The Art of Peace (1992), Context: The Art of Peace is the principle of nonresistance. Because it is nonresistant, it is victorious from the beginning. Those with evil intentions or contentious thoughts are instantly vanquished. The Art of Peace is invincible because it contends with nothing.

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„Art never seems to make me peaceful or pure. I always seem to be wrapped in the melodrama of vulgarity. I do not think.... of art as a situation of comfort.“

—  Willem de Kooning Dutch painter 1904 - 1997
1940's, Quote of De Kooning from Beyond the Aesthetic, Robert Motherwell, Design 47, April 1946, as quoted in Abstract Expressionist Painting in America, W.C, Seitz, Cambridge Massachusetts, 1983, p. 101. Original in Dutch: Kunst lijkt me nooit volledig of zuiver te maken. Het is of ik altijd verwikkeld ben in het melodrama van de alledaagsheid. [...]

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„Even the most blockheaded bureaucrat,
Provided he loves peace,
Is a greater lover of the arts
Than any so-called art-lover
Who loves the arts of war.“

—  Bertolt Brecht German poet, playwright, theatre director 1898 - 1956
Context: Firebugs dragging their gasoline bottles Are approaching the Academy of Arts, with a grin. And so, instead of embracing them, Let us demand the freedom of the elbow To knock the bottles out of their filthy hands. Even the most blockheaded bureaucrat, Provided he loves peace, Is a greater lover of the arts Than any so-called art-lover Who loves the arts of war. "Freedom for Whom", as translated in Brecht on Brecht : An Improvisation (1967) by George Tabori, p. 18

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„Art's the biggest vanity: the assumption that one's view of peace or fright or beauty is permanently communicable.“

—  Ned Rorem American composer 1923
Being Alone http://books.google.com/books?id=IKgYAAAAYAAJ&q=%22Art's+the+biggest+vanity+the+assumption+that+one's+view+of+peace+or+fright+or+beauty+is+permanently+communicable%22&pg=PA21#v=onepage, The Ontario Review (Spring/Summer 1980)

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„There are no contests in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing.“

—  Morihei Ueshiba founder of aikido 1883 - 1969
The Art of Peace (1992), Context: There are no contests in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within.

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