Posted by Victoria S Dennis on May 17, 2005
In Reply to: Better to die with honor then live in shame posted by Vengeance on May 17, 2005
: I would be very grateful if anyone can tell me the origin of this proverb.
:: I don't know the absolute origin, but it was well-known in the Middle Ages in Latin - "Mori potius quam foedari". Several noble families had this as their motto, and it was the motto of the 46th Regiment of infantry, the Regiment de Bretagne, in the army of ancien regime France (i.e. before 1789).