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.
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.
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 26 Jun.
It's full time work being on social security. They really make you earn your
living. Fay originally Franklin Birkinshaw Weldon The Heart of the Country,'Driven Mad'.