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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1328
AUTHOR: Baruch Spinoza (1632–77)
QUOTATION: For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from force of character.
ATTRIBUTION: BARUCH SPINOZA, “Tractatus Politicus,” Writings on Political Philosophy, ed. A. G. A. Balz, trans. R. H. M. Elwes, p. 110 (1937). Other translations vary.