„This may not be a just peace, but it is more just than the continuation of war.“

—  Alija Izetbegović, Quoted on BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/21/newsid_2549000/2549809.stm
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Alija Izetbegović
1925 - 2003

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„As for me, I cease not to advocate peace. It may be on unjust terms, but even so it is more expedient than the justest of civil wars.“

—  Marcus Tullius Cicero, Epistulae ad Atticum
Equidem ad pacem hortari non desino; quae vel iniusta utilior est quam iustissimum bellum cum civibus. Epistulae ad Atticum (Letters to Atticus) Book VII, Letter 14, section 3; as translated by E.O. Winstedt in the Loeb Classical Library http://archive.org/stream/letterstoatticus02ciceuoft#page/68/mode/2up

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„Of war and peace the truth just twist, its curfew gull it glides.“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
Song lyrics, Bringing It All Back Home (1965), Gates of Eden

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„With the destructive power of today's weapons, keeping the peace is not just a goal; it's a sacred obligation. But maintaining peace requires more than sincerity and idealism—more than optimism and good will. As you know well, peace is a product of hard, strenuous labor by those dedicated to its preservation. It requires realism, not wishful thinking.“

—  Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004
1980s, First term of office (1981–1985), "Toasts of the President and United Nations Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar at a Luncheon in New York City " (17 June 1982); online at The American Presidency Project by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=42646

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„The question upon which the whole future peace and policy of the world depends is this: Is the present war a struggle for a just and secure peace, or only for a new balance of power?“

—  Woodrow Wilson American politician, 28th president of the United States (in office from 1913 to 1921) 1856 - 1924
1910s, Context: The question upon which the whole future peace and policy of the world depends is this: Is the present war a struggle for a just and secure peace, or only for a new balance of power? If it be only a struggle for a new balance of power, who will guarantee, who can guarantee, the stable equilibrium of the new arrangement? Only a tranquil Europe can be a stable Europe. There must be, not a balance of power, but a community of power; not organized rivalries, but an organized common peace. Address to the Senate (22 January 1917)

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„He who did well in war just earns the right
To begin doing well in peace.“

—  Robert Browning English poet and playwright of the Victorian Era 1812 - 1889
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919), Luria, Act ii.

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„I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace.“

—  George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
2000s, 2002, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C. http://www.hud.gov/news/speeches/presremarks.cfm (June 18, 2002)

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„We make war that we may live in peace.“

—  Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -321 a.C.

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„Peace is far more preferable to war.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2013, Context: Peace is far more preferable to war.… I believe that peace is the only path to true security. … And there is no question that the only path to peace is through negotiations. Remarks of President Barack Obama To the People of Israel at Jerusalem International Convention Center in Jerusalem, Israel (21 March 2013) http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/03/21/remarks-president-barack-obama-people-israel

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