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Monday, March 21, 2005

 

FYI: the phrase "Sic vis pacem, para bellum"

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2004 8:47 am Post: 1049498 - Re: Cool Latin Quotes Reply with quoteBack to topReport this post to the moderators

Keef wrote:
I'm a fan of latin quotes, but I don't know many so please help me out
Here's one,

Sic vis pacem, para bellum (sik vis paw kem, para bellum)

"If you want peace, prepare for war"


Qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum
A maxim often paraphrased as "Si vis pacem, para bellum." The eminently reasonable philosophy that ,"If you would have peace, prepare for war." The English version is often back-rendered as "Si vis pacem, para bellum." This sentiment is attributed to Flavius Vegetius Renatus, who wrote in the "De re militari" (390 B.C.E.): "Qui desiderat pacem, bellum praeparat; nemo provocare ne offendere audet quem intelliget superiorem esse pugnaturem". (Whosoever desires peace prepares for war; no one provokes, nor dares to offend, those who they know know to be superior in battle.)

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