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A just war is better than an unjust peace

Meaning: Fighting between countries for a fair and good cause is better than no fighting in a situation that is unfair.

Note: just (adj.) = based on what is fair or morally right | war (noun) = fighting or armed conflict between countries | unjust (adj.) = not based on what is fair or morally right | peace (noun) = quiet and tranquillity; freedom from war | Compare: "An unjust peace is better than a just war." - Marcus Tullius Cicero (106BC-43BC)

Quick Quiz:

If the saying "A just war is better than an unjust peace" is right, which of the following is preferable?
  1. just a war
  2. no war, under an unjust rule
  3. war for a valid reason

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