When it has left a place where we have always found it, it is like shipwreck; we drop from security into something malevolent and bottomless. Willa Sibert Cather
Of kindness. My Mortal Enemy.
Being lost in Australia gives you a lovely feeling of security. Bruce Chatwin
The Songlines, ch.10.
The dominion of the sea, as it is an ancient and undoubted right of the crown of England, so it isthe best security of the land The wooden walls are the best walls of this kingdom. Thomas, 1st Baron Coventry
Speech to the Star Chamber,17 Jun.'Wooden walls'refers to ships.
Trial by jury itself, instead of being a security to persons who are accused, will be a delusion, a mockery, and a snare. Thomas, 1st Baron Denman
Judgement in O'Connell v The Queen, 4 Sep.
I think it is something of the same sort of security we should seek in our relationship with God. The most flawless proof of the existence of God isno substitute for it; and if we have that relationship, the most convincing disproof is turned aimlessly aside.If I may say it with reverence, the soul and God laugh together over so odd a conclusion. SirArthur Stanley Eddington
Science and the Unseen World.
Whatsoever therefore is consequent to a time of war, where every man is enemy to every man; the same is consequent to the time wherein men live without other security than what their own strength, and their own invention shall furnish them withall. In such condition, there isno place for industry; becausethe fruit thereof is uncertain: and consequently no culture of the earth; no navigation, nor use of the commodities that may be imported by sea; no commodious building; no instruments of moving, and removing such things as require much force; no knowledge of the face of the Earth; no account of Time; no Arts; no Letters; no Society; and which is worst of all, continual fear, and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. Thomas Hobbes
Leviathan, pt.1, ch.13.
We stand today on the edge of a new frontier. But the new frontierof which I speak isnot a set of promises.It is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intend to ask of them. It appeals to their pride, not their pocketbookit holds out the promise of more sacrifice instead of more security. John F(itzgerald) Kennedy
On accepting the Democratic Convention's presidential nomination,15 Jul.
Securitycan only be obtained bya scheme by whichthe nations of Europe and outside agree together that all will guarantee each, and each will guarantee all. The purposes ofthewar will be attained ifthereisa League of Nations with an absolute and decisive veto upon any mere aggression, and consideration of any legitimate claims that any of the countries engaged in the war may be able to make good. Hastings Bernard Lees-Smith
House of Commons, 21 Oct.
The League of Nations grows in moral courage. Its frown will soon be more dreaded than a nation's arms, and when that happens, you and I shall have securityand peace. (James) Ramsay Macdonald
Speech, London, 9 Nov.
All the securityaround the American President is just to make sure the man who shoots him gets caught. Norman Kingsley Mailer
In the Sunday Telegraph, 4 Mar.
There is something that Governments care for far more than human life, and that is the security of property. So it is through property that we shall strike the enemy Be militant each in your own way I incite this meeting to rebellion. Emmeline ne e Goulden Pankhurst
Speech, Royal Albert Hall,17 Oct.
In ease of body, peace of mind, all the different ranks of life are nearly upon a level and the beggar who suns himself by the side of the highway, possesses that security which kings are fighting for. Adam Smith
TheTheory of Moral Sentiments.
Mr Palliser was one of those politicians in possessing whom England has perhaps more reason to be proud than of any other of her resources, and who, as a body, give to her that exquisite combination of conservatism and progress which is her present strength and best security for the future. Anthony Trollope
CanYou Forgive Her?, ch.24.
We the Peoples of the United Nations, determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, whichtwice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to 873 mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignityand worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom, and for these ends, to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one anotherasgood neighbours, and tounite our strengthto maintain international peace and security, and to ensure by the acceptance of principles and the institution of methods, that armed force shall not be used, save in the common interest, and to employ international machinery for the promotion of the economic and social advancement of all peoples, have resolved to combine our efforts to accomplish these aims. United Nations Charter
It's full time work being on social security. They really make you earn your living. Fay originally Franklin Birkinshaw WeldonSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
The Heart of the Country,'Driven Mad'.
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