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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1965
AUTHOR: Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919)
QUOTATION: Wars are, of course, as a rule to be avoided; but they are far better than certain kinds of peace.
ATTRIBUTION: THEODORE ROOSEVELT, Thomas Hart Benton, chapter 12, p. 289 (1897, reprinted 1968).
SUBJECTS: War and peace