| 13577 - Reply from scholar (usa) - 2010-03-06 |
|So, I guess you like quotations!
For this one, I guess it basically means that if you lead/subdue by force it is only a matter of time before those that are subservient to you will try to revolt. However, if your leadership is based on respect and understanding, it is a lot more likely that your position will be maintained. The same is true for peace.
A forced peace is artificial and will crumble at the first show of weakness. However, if two disagreeing sides truly take the time to get to know each other and love each other, then they will not want to fight.
If you make friends with your enemy, he is no longer your enemy!