'If you want peace, prepare for war' (Latin: Si vis pacem, para bellum). Some say it's based on Plato, 4th century BC (source).
My personal crest is: Sword down & Rose up. It's my image that "we" can't live and enjoy love if we are not prepared to make war. Without the warranty of safety there is no room or space for love. Literally and figuratively.
Safety and love are in turn the prerequisites for getting even higher in Maslow's staircase. Higher as in ... - it's a Chinese Garden.
P.S. I wrote on Maslow before: 'Follow' (2015), 'One Definition Fits None' (2012) and 'On Cincinnatus and Julius Caesar. Do selfish genes feel by definition: the chosen ones?' (2010).
P.P.S. Next week I'll write on gold as heavenly body sun and silver as heavenly body moon.