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Grendel2
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Looking for a quote

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I'm trying to find the exact wording of a quote.

I always thought it was made by the Duke of Wellington, but as I can't find it on any quote site it could come from someone else.

The quote is on the subject of who the best people to defend a country are. It goes along the lines of (very roughly, the gist at least)

-The best people to defend a country are those who have a stake in it-

It's a reference to people who own property or are wealthy being more motivated to defend a country than those with nothing.

thanks

Vermin
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Re: Looking for a quote

Post by Vermin »

Do you mean


Those entrusted with arms... should be persons of some substance and stake in the country.

William Windham

Grendel2
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Re: Looking for a quote

Post by Grendel2 »

Vermin wrote:Do you mean


Those entrusted with arms... should be persons of some substance and stake in the country.

William Windham

It could be thanks, definitely seems like one of those quotes that could have been said by a number of people at different times.

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Re: Looking for a quote

Post by MissLaura »

It is definitely a quote that could have been used by more than one person

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Re: Looking for a quote

Post by Vermin »

I agree. I suspect the sentiment was common and said in many ways by many - it's just who history chooses to atribute a quote to is the one remembered

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