In recognition that September 21 is the annual International Day of Peace, here are two quotes on peace from Dwight D. Eisenhower:
“Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.”
“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 to March 28, 1969)
These are only two of several notable quotes from Eisenhower on peace.
As a five star general, he led the Allied forces in the invasion of France and Germany in 1944 – 1945, and later became the 1st Supreme Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Eisenhower, a Republican, was the 34th President of the United States. As he left the office of the Presidency, he warned about the “military – industrial complex.”
[Source for quotes: The Little Book of Peace, edited by Patricia J. Chui (2001), pages 52 and 117. Source for dates and biographical information: partially personal knowledge and verified through use of Wikipedia, accessed August 7, 2010].