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Looking for a quote

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:37 am
by Grendel2
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

Re: Looking for a quote

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:18 am
by Vermin
Do you mean


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

William Windham

Re: Looking for a quote

Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:13 am
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.

Re: Looking for a quote

Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:10 pm
by MissLaura
It is definitely a quote that could have been used by more than one person

Re: Looking for a quote

Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:24 pm
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