Sunday, August 22, 2010

Classic Quotes, Vegetius to Washington

"The original Latin of the expression "if you want peace, prepare for war" comes from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus). The Latin is: "Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum."

Also Known As: Si vis pacem, para bellum."

Then there's the "modern" version
"To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace."
- George Washington

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