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Quotes of the Day for 29 July 2001 – Dag Hammarskjöld

The Swedish economist and diplomat Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld was born on this day in 1905. His active career was capped by his unanimous election as Secretary General of the United Nations in 1953, and the even more amazing unanimous reelection. Hammarskjold campaigned vigorously for peace in that post until his death in a 1961 airplane accident while negotiating peace in the Congo. In his honor, here are some quotes on peace.

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The quotes:

You don't make peace with friends. You make it with very unsavory enemies.
     - Yitzhak Rabin

It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
     - Andé Gide

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
     - Aesop

If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having.
     - Henry Miller

The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith.
     - John Foster Dulles


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