53 Truce Quotes On Success In Life

These truce quotes will inspire you. Truce an agreement between enemies or opponents to stop fighting or arguing for a certain time.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging truce quotes, truce sayings, and truce proverbs.

Best Truce Quotes

  1. “We must learn not to take traditional morals too seriously. And it is just because even the least dogmatic of religions tends to associate itself with some kind of unalterable moral tradition, that there can be no truce between science and religion.” ~ John B. S. Haldane
  2. “Shall we upon the footing of our land
    Send fair-play orders, and make compromise,
    Insinuation, parley, and base truce,
    To arms invasive?” ~ William Shakespeare
  3. “When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths, it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce.” ~ Sun Tzu
  4. “There can be no truce between science and religion.” ~ John B. S. Haldane
  5. “TRUCE, n. Friendship.” ~ Ambrose Bierce

  6. “We’ve seen their kind before. The terrorists are the heirs to fascism. They have the same wield of power, the same disdain for the individual, the same mad global ambitions. And they will be dealt with in just the same way. Like all fascists, the terrorists can not be appeased. They must be defeated. This struggle will not end in a truce or a treaty. It will end in victory for the United States, our friends and for the cause of freedom.” ~ George W. Bush
  7. “RECONCILIATION, n. A suspension of hostilities. An armed truce for the purpose of digging up the dead.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  8. “It was how wars really ended, Dieffenbaker supposed — not at truce tables but in cancer wards and office cafeterias and traffic jams. Wars died one tiny piece at a time, each piece something that fell like a memory, each lost like an echo that fades in winding hills. In the end even war ran up the white flag. Or so he hoped. He hoped that in the end even war surrendered.” ~ Stephen King
  9. “I don’t think there will ever be a permanent truce, but I believe the media needs to be more careful and be willing to count to 10 before rushing on the air or into print.” ~ Bob Woodward
  10. “Our whole life is startlingly moral. There is never an instant’s truce between virtue and vice.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

  11. “The full value of this life can only be got by fighting; the violent take it by storm. And if we have accepted everything we have missed something – war. This life of ours is a very enjoyable fight, but a very miserable truce.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  12. “Superstitions, bigotries, hypocrisies, prejudices, these phantoms, phantoms though they be, cling to life; they have teeth and nails in their shadowy substance, and we must grapple with them individually and make war on them without truce; for it is one of humanity’s inevitabilities to be condemned to eternal struggle with phantoms.” ~ Victor Hugo
  13. “It is true that the king has made a truce with the duke of Burgundy for fifteen days and that the duke is to turn over the city of Paris at the end of fifteen days. Yet you should not marvel if I do not enter that city so quickly.” ~ Joan of Arc
  14. “A truce to philosophy!—Life is before me, and I rush into possession. Hope, glory, love, and blameless ambition are my guides, and my soul knows no dread. What has been, though sweet, is gone; the present is good only because it is about to change, and the to come is all my own.” ~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  15. “A truce to idle phrases!” ~ Aristophanes

  16. “If tonight our people were asked to cast their vote whether a convention should be entered into to stop the bombing of cities, the overwhelming majority would cry, “We will mete out to them [the Germans] the measure, and more than the measure, that they have meted out to us… We will have no truce or parley with you, or the grisly gang who work your wicked will. You do your worst – and we will do our best.”” ~ Winston Churchill
  17. “There must be justice, sensed and shared by all peoples, for, without justice the world can know only a tense and unstable truce.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  18. “And on that day, the day of truce, that day when not one woman is raped, we will begin the real practice of equality, because we can’t begin it before that day. Before that day it means nothing, because it is nothing; It is not real; It is not true.” ~ Andrea Dworkin
  19. “Manhood begins when we have in any way made truce with Necessity; begins even when we have surrendered to Necessity, as the most part only do; but begins joyfully and hopefully only when we have reconciled ourselves to Necessity; and thus, in reality, triumphed over it, and felt that in Necessity we are free.” ~ Thomas Carlyle
  20. “I’ve found it wise to enjoy any time of truce, while recognizing it for what it is. A truce.” ~ Cinda Williams Chima

  21. “The truce is that. You forgive all of these moments because you’re constantly waiting for the moment when you will be seen. As an equal. As just another person. As another first person. There’s a letting go that comes with it.” ~ Claudia Rankine
  22. “Let the bugles sound the Truce of God to the whole world forever.” ~ Charles Sumner
  23. “Call a truce, then, to our labors – let us feast with friends and neighbors, and be merry as the custom of our caste; for if ”faint and forced the laughter,” and if sadness follow after, we are richer by one mocking Christmas past.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  24. “The few took advantage of the ignorant many. They pretended to have received messages from the Unknown. They stood between the helpless multitude and the gods. They were the carriers of flags of truce. At the court of heaven they presented the cause of man, and upon the labor of the deceived they lived.” ~ Robert Green Ingersoll
  25. “A food truce, the picnic suspension of oedipal feeling that permits the generations to love each other at family reunions.” ~ Karen Russell

  26. “This is the heritage of Catholic education … one which those who went to Catholic schools always recognize in each other, members of a secret society who, when they meet, huddle together, temporarily at truce with the rest of the world, while they cautiously, untrustingly, lick each other’s wounds.” ~ Sonia Orwell
  27. “When the enemy’s envoy’s speak in humble terms, but continues his preparations, he will advance. When their language is deceptive but the enemy pretentiously advances, he will retreat. When the envoys speak in apologetic terms, he wishes a respite. When without a previous understanding the enemy asks for a truce, he is plotting. When the enemy sees an advantage but does not advance to seize it, he is fatigued.” ~ Sun Tzu
  28. “Most cats do not approach humans recklessly. The possibility of concealed weapons, clods or sticks, tend to make them reserved. Homeless cats in particular-with some justification, unfortunately-consider humans their natural enemies. Much ceremony must be observed, and a number of diplomatic feelers put out, before establishing a state of truce.” ~ Lloyd Alexander
  29. “The furies are at home in the mirror; it is their address. Even the clearest water, if deep enough can drown. Never think to surprise them. Your face approaching ever so friendly is the white flag they ignore. There is no truce with the furies. A mirror’s temperature is always zero. It is ice in the veins. It’s camera is an x-ray. It is a chalice held out to you in silent communion, where gaspingly you partake of a shifting identity never your own.” ~ R. S. Thomas
  30. “I’m as pro-life as a person gets. You’re not going to have a truce.” ~ Paul Ryan

  31. “The passion has never left me. I live as two people – myself, Dan Fante, and Bruno Dante or Mickey Di Salvo, or whoever I say I am in one of my books. I can tap that Bruno character any time I need to. He lives inside me like a quiet, simmering pool of magma. Years ago I stopped feeding him with booze and he was kind enough to stop trying to kill me. That’s our truce.” ~ Dan Fante
  32. “So let us here resolve that Dag Hammarskjold did not live, or die, in vain. Let us call a truce to terror. Let us invoke the blessings of peace. And, as we build an international capacity to keep peace, let us join in dismantling the national capacity to wage war.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  33. “Our world today is in need of peace, tolerance and brotherhood. The values of the Olympic Games can deliver these to us. May the Games be held in peace, in the true spirit of the Olympic Truce. Athletes of the 80 national Olympic committees, show us that sport unites by overcoming national, political, religious and language barriers. You can show us a world we all long for.” ~ Jacques Rogge , Truce quotes peace
  34. “We must formulate, with both imagination and restraint, a new approach to the Middle East – not pressing our case so hard that the Arabs feel their neutrality and nationalism are threatened … while at the same time trying to hasten the inevitable Arab acceptance of the permanence of Israel … We must … seek a permanent settlement among Arabs and Israelis based not on an armed truce but on mutual self-interest.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  35. “Declare a truce and accept food as a life-giving friend.” ~ Jane Fonda

  36. “Look, ladies, we’ve been over this. I don’t even remember killing Medusa. I don’t remember anything! Can’t we just call a truce and talk about your weekly specials?” Stheno gave her sister a pouty look, which was hard to do with giant bronze tusks. “Can we?” ~ Rick Riordan
  37. “Islam does not mean peace. It means submission. The word “peace” for Muslims has a different meaning. Peace, according to Muslims, will be achieved when everyone submits to Islam. Muslims can’t offer peace. They can offer truce. In their minds, peace will be achieved only when you are subdued and they are the masters. Any other arrangement is not Islamic.” ~ Ali Sina
  38. “Some truce,” Daniel said, “Eighteen days of others trying to kill her.” ~ Lauren Kate
  39. “When a public quarrel is envenomed by private injuries, a blow that is not mortal or decisive can be productive only of a short truce, which allows the unsuccessful combatant to sharpen his arms for a new encounter.” ~ Edward Gibbon
  40. “Why would you try to kill this guy, Kevin? He’s a genius. Nuts to your truce.” ~ John Green

  41. “One of the nice things about a favorite pop song is that it’s an unconditional truce on judgment and musical snobbery. You like the song because you just do, and there need not be any further criticism.” ~ Henry Rollins
  42. “Katrina did not declare a truce on Iraq.” ~ John McCain
  43. “Companies aren’t families. They’re battlefields in a civil war. Yet despite this capacity for internecine warfare, most companies roll along relatively peacefully, year after year, because they have routines—habits—that create truces that allow everyone to set aside their rivalries long enough to get a day’s work done.” ~ Charles Duhigg
  44. “Hey Pudge,” the Colonel said. “What do you think of a truce?” “It reminds me of when the Germans demanded that the U.S. surrender at the Battle of the Bulge,” I said. “I guess I’d say to this truce offer what General McAuliffe said to that one: Nuts.” ~ John Green
  45. “Part of the story of Ghosts of Ascalon is how they got to that tentative truce where you can find humans and charr working together.” ~ Jeff Grubb

  46. “Alluring pleasure is said to have softened the savage dispositions (of early mankind).
    [Lat., Blanda truces animos fertur mollisse voluptas.]” ~ Ovid
  47. “Azerbaijan unleashed the war, and was defeated in that war; Azerbaijan asked for truce (including from the Commander of Karabakh’s forces) and later started to sob about the dire repercussions of that war. As if wars ever bring pleasant repercussions. And on top of that, Azerbaijan adopted conceited stance and started to make demands as if anywhere in the world defeated aggressors are ever allowed to make demands.” ~ Serzh Sargsyan
  48. “Coffee?” Santangelo calls down to us. We both look up. He,Ben, and Raffy are hanging over the side. “Is it espresso?” Anson Choi asks behind us. “Freshly percolated,” Ben answers. “You should see the gadgets they have up here.” Anson Choi aims a begging look at Griggs. “You want to sell out over a coffee?” Griggs asks him with disgust. “They’ve got muffins as well,” I tell them. “Double chocolate chip. His mum made them.” Griggs gets up and holds out a hand to me. “Truce.” ~ Melina Marchetta
  49. “Surely until all of us own and honor one another’s dead, until we have admitted to our murders and forgiven one another and ourselves for what we have done, there can be no truce, no dignity and no peace.” ~ Alexandra Fuller
  50. “Valentine’s Day is like Armistice Day – you declare a truce.” ~ Milton Berle

  51. “When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths, it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce. If the enemy’s troops march up angrily and remain facing ours for a long time without either joining battle or removing demands, the situation is one that requires great vigilance and circumspection. To begin by bluster, but afterward to take fright at the enemy’s numbers, shows a supreme lack of intelligence.” ~ Sun Tzu
  52. “Here is our opportunity and our challenge. If the nuclear powers are prepared to declare a truce, let us seize the moment to strengthen the institutions and procedures which will serve as the means for the pacific settlement of disputes among men.” ~ Haile Selassie
  53. “Surely the church is a place where one day’s truce ought to be allowed to the dissensions and animosities of mankind.” ~ Edmund Burke

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