Monday, July 21, 2008

Quote of the day

"There was never a good war or a bad peace" Benjamin Franklin (in a letter to Josiah Quincy in 1783)

And just to show that the re-mix culture was a staple of the founding fathers, in one of his many letters to Atticus, Cicero, more than 1800 years previously, said "I cease not to advocate peace; even though unjust it is better than the most just war." (Episolae ad Atticum, bk. VII, epistle 14 for the Roman scholars amongst you);

And Samuel Butler had written (Butler's Remains, 1759) "It had been said that an unjust peace is to be preferred before a just war."

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