To only way to be prepared for peace is to be prepared for war.
The state motto of Massachusetts: By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty (Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem in Latin).
True. Peace through strength.
It does go back to the Romans probably earlier really. This particular quote is a belief of the Party in 1984
Wasnt that a Reagan quote?
No preparation for war is required at all to fully enjoy peace.
Agree. A united people who are well-armed, well-trained, and well-supplied are a significant deterrent to any aggressor.
Being unprepared for half of the possible outcome is foolish.
The only way? Nah
Talk softly but carry a big stick.
Peace through superior fire power!
True and sad.
No. I could understand the argument that you need to be prepared for war to *maintain* peace, but *preparing* for peace strikes me as a totally different thing.
Agree but only to a small extent. For example, the US oligarchy takes things way too far (let's be real people, this is hardly a democracy anymore).
Peace through strength! Wooooo
It's an idea that that goes back much farther. In Latin "Si vis pacem, para bellum".
A country of incredible financial strength and strategic networks can dominate by influence pedaling.
It's certainly worked in the ICBM forces for well over 60 years.