Ferr síd sochocad.

Ferr síd sochocad.

(better * peace * (than) a successful war)

Peace is better than a successful war.

This three word maxim is found in "Bríathra Flainn Fína maic Ossu".

In the poem "An tSí Mhór agus an tSí Bheag", edited by Douglas Hyde in _Amhráin Chúige Chonnacht_, the penultimate stanza makes the argument, in Modern Irish, that peace, even an onerous peace, is preferable to war:

Tá sé anois is ariamh á rá
An cogadh is lú go milleann a lán,
Gur fearr an tsíth is measa dlí
Ná bailte is tíortha a bhánú.