"One sword keeps another in the sheath."
by:
George Herbert
(1593-1633) Welsh born English poet, orator and Anglican priest.
Source:
Jacula Prudentum, 1651
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He, who has the biggest stick wins..And one power can only be
 -- Kimo, USA     
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    Refers to a balance of power in order to keep the peace.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Kimo and J Carlton, good comments
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    and it logical follows that no sword keeps another sword from being purchased.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
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    A carried weapon by a freeman has always been a requirement for that freedom.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    An actual and necessary, if regrettable, aspect of the Fallen human condition.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
    Short, sweet and clearly to the truthful point.
     -- Mary - MI     
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    One Nuke keeps another in the silos (we hope)..
     -- Robert, Somewhere in the USA     
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