„It was a hot, peaceful, optimistic sort of day in September.“
„Leaders must be optimists. Their vision was beyond the present and set on a future of real peace and true freedom.“
— Rudy Giuliani American businessperson and politician, former mayor of New York City 1944 - 2001
Speech before the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York. August 30, 2004. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3613480.stm
„Two sorts of peace are more to be dreaded than all the troubles in the world — peace with sin, and peace in sin.“
— Joseph Alleine Pastor, author 1634 - 1668
An Alarm to the Unconverted aka A Sure Guide to Heaven (first published 1671), P. 143.
— 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").
— Paul Theroux American travel writer and novelist 1941
Sunrise with Seamonsters (1985).
„You may say that I am too optimistic… You might be right. I have said that the peaceful activities are indeed a minority, but what should I tell you? The negative side you know already.“
— Jonathan Kis-Lev painter 1985
An optimist seeks peace (Ein Optimist sucht den Frieden) http://www.schwaebische.de/home_artikel,-Ein-Optimist-sucht-den-Frieden-_arid,2456681.html, Schwäbische Zeitung, 2008-07-10
— Ronald Firbank, Valmouth
Valmouth (1918), cited from The Complete Ronald Firbank (London: Duckworth, 1961) p. 448.
— Simone de Beauvoir French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist 1908 - 1986
All Men are Mortal (1946)
„The most appropriate type of daily life for me was a day-by-day world destruction; peace was the most difficult and abnormal state to live in.“
— Yukio Mishima, livro Sun and Steel
Sun and Steel (1968), p. 57.
„Joy is like restless day; but peace divine
Like quiet night;
Lead me, O Lord, — till perfect Day shall shine
Through Peace to Light.“
— Adelaide Anne Procter English poet and songwriter 1825 - 1864
A Chaplet of Verses (1862), "Per Pacem ad Lucem".
— Helen Steiner Rice American poet 1900 - 1981
— Thomas Pynchon, livro Gravity's Rainbow
— Heraclitus pre-Socratic Greek philosopher -535
Numbered fragments, ὁ θεὸς ἡμέρη εὐφρόνη, χειμὼν θέρος, πόλεμος εἰρήνη, κόρος λιμός Fragment 67
— L. Ron Hubbard American science fiction author, philosopher, cult leader, and the founder of the Church of Scientology 1911 - 1986
A New Slant on Life (1998).
— Thomas Paine English and American political activist 1737 - 1809
1770s, The American Crisis (1776–1783), Context: I once felt all that kind of anger, which a man ought to feel, against the mean principles that are held by the Tories: a noted one, who kept a tavern at Amboy, was standing at his door], with as pretty a child in his hand, about eight or nine years old, as I ever saw, and after speaking his mind as freely as he thought was prudent, finished with this unfatherly expression, "Well! give me [[peace in my day." Not a man lives on the continent but fully believes that a separation must some time or other finally take place, and a generous parent should have said, "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace;" and this single reflection, well applied, is sufficient to awaken every man to duty. The Crisis No. I.
„May the day come soon, when the people of the world will rouse themselves, and together effectively stamp out any threat to peace in whatever quarter of the world it may be found. When that day comes, there shall be "peace on earth and goodwill amongst men", as was announced by the Angels when that great messenger of peace, Our Lord came to earth.“
— Albert Lutuli South African politician 1898 - 1967
Nobel Prize acceptance speech (1961)
„The Internal Revenue Code of 1954, a document longer than "War and Peace", is phrased -inevitably, perhaps- in the sort of jargon that stuns the mind and disheartens the spirit.“
— John Brooks (writer) American writer 1920 - 1993
Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street