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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Peace
 
A cake eaten in peace is worth two in trouble.  1
A certain peace is to be preferred to an expected victory.  Hannibal.  2
A deceitful peace is more hurtful than open war.  3
A disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war.  Erasmus.  4
Better a lean peace than a fat victory.  5
Better an egg in peace than an ox in war.  6
Better an unjust peace than a just war.  7
Better cabbage in peace than sugar with grumbling.  Modern Greek.  8
Better keep peace than make peace.  Dutch.  9
By wisdom peace, by peace plenty.  10
From prudence peace, from peace abundance.  Italian.  11
He that will not have peace, God gives him war.  12
If princes knew to speak, and women to keep silent, courtiers said what they thought, and servants to conceal it, the whole world would be at peace.  Chinese.  13
If you desire peace be ever prepared for war.  Latin.  14
In peace prepare for war.  15
Neither trust nor contend, nor lay wagers or lend, and you’ll have peace to the end.  Portuguese.  16
No one can have peace longer than his neighbor pleases.  Dutch.  17
One peace is better than ten victories.  German.  18
Peace and a well-built house cannot be bought too dearly.  Danish.  19
Peace and patience and death with penitence.  Spanish.  20
Peace in the village is better than war in the city.  German.  21
Peace feeds, war wastes; peace breeds, war consumes.  Danish.  22
Peace flourishes when reason rules.  23
Peace has her victories no less renowned than war.  Milton.  24
Peace is in holding one’s tongue.  Turkish.  25
Peace is obtained by war.  Nepos.  26
Peace is the father of friendship.  Bornou (Africa).  27
Peace must be bought even at a high price.  Danish.  28
Peace to his ashes.  29
Peace with a cudgel in hand is war.  Portuguese.  30
Peace without truth is poison.  German.  31
Peace would be universal if there were neither thine nor mine.  Italian.  32
See, listen, and be silent, and you will live in peace.  Italian.  33
They make a desert and call it peace.  Tacitus.  34
When they have made the world a solitude they call it peace.  Golgacus the Briton referring to the Romans.  35
Who loves peace serves God.  German.  36
You must ask your neighbor if you shall live in peace.  37
 
 
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