There are interests by the sacrifice of which peace is too dearly purchased. One should never be at peace to the shame of his own soul,—to the violation of his integrity or of his allegiance to God.
Peace rules the day, where reason rules the mind.
Peace is the evening star of the soul, as virtue is its sun; and the two are never far apart.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself; nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles.
Speak, move, act in peace, as if you were in prayer. In truth, this is prayer.
Peace does not dwell in outward things, but within the soul; we may preserve it in the midst of the bitterest pain, if our will remain firm and submissive. Peace in this life springs from acquiescence, not in an exemption from suffering.
Peace is such a precious jewel that I would give anything for it but truth.
We love peace, but not peace at any price.—There is a peace more destructive of the manhood of living man, than war is destructive of his body.—Chains are worse than bayonets.
I am a man of peace. God knows how I love peace. But I hope I shall never be such a coward as to mistake oppression for peace.
Peace hath her victories, no less renowned than war.
Peace is the proper result of the Christian temper. It is the great kindness which our religion doth us, that it brings us to a settledness of mind, and a consistency within ourselves.
Five great enemies to peace inhabit with us: viz., avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride. If those enemies were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.
If we have not peace within ourselves, it is in vain to seek it from outward sources.
No peace was ever won from fate by subterfuge or agreement; no peace is ever in store for any of us, but that which we shall win by victory over shame or sin,—victory over the sin that oppresses, as well as over that which corrupts.
'Tis death to me, to be at enmity; I hate it, and desire all good men's love.
A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.
Peace, dear nurse of arts, plenties, and joyful birth.
Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.
Lovely concord and most sacred peace doth nourish virtue, and fast friendship breed.
Peace is the happy, natural state of man; war, his corruption, his disgrace.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.
The man who consecrates his hours by vigorous effort, and an honest aim, at once he draws the sting of life and Death; he walks with nature; and her paths are peace.