A peace is of the nature of a conquest;
For then both parties nobly are subdued,
And neither party loser.
SHAKS.: _2 Henry IV.,_ Act iv., Sc. 2.
I, in this weak piping time of peace,
Have no delight to pass away the time,
Unless to see my shadow in the sun.
SHAKS.: _Richard III.,_ Act i., Sc. 1.
Why prate of peace? when, warriors all,
We clank in harness into hall,
And ever bare upon the board
Lies the necessary sword.
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON: _The Woodman._
Peace hath her victories,
No less renowned than war.
MILTON: Sonnet xvi.
Peace was on the earth and in the air.
WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT: _The Ages,_ St. 30.