It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance, which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime, and the punishment of his guilt.
I sometimes think the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt.
In the midst of the disguises and artifices that reign among men, it is only attention and vigilance that can save us from surprises.jacques-bénigne bossuet
Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs an unceasing vigilance and a rare detachment of spirit. It cannot, like adultery or gluttony, be practised at spare moments; it is a whole-time job.
As long as we live in a system of states, and as long as the roots of fascism and imperialist aggression have not finally been extirpated, our vigilance in regard to possible new violators of peace should not slacken, and concern for the strengthening of cooperation between the peace-loving powers will continue to be our most important duty.vyacheslav molotov
Rents once sais, thirs nothin like a darker skin tone tae increase the vigilance ay the police n the magistrates: too right.Irvine Welsh
To be watchful, I decided, was my business. And I could not get rid of the feeling that I might soon have cause for all my vigilance.john buchan
There is an imperialism that deserves all honor and respect an imperialism of service in the discharge of great duties. But with too many it is the sense of domination and aggrandisement, the glorification of power. The price of peace is eternal vigilance.leonard h. courtney
The victory over cruelty is never final, but, like the maintenance of freedom, requires eternal vigilance.anthony daniels
Moderation, the Golden Mean, the Aristonmetron, is the secret of wisdom and of happiness. But it does not mean embracing an unadventurous mediocrity: rather it is an elaborate balancing-act, a feat of intellectual skill demanding constant vigilance. Its aim is a reconciliation of opposites.Robertson Davies
But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty , and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing .andrew jackson
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Beware of rashness, but with energy and sleepless vigilance go forward and give us victories.Abraham Lincoln
Beware of rashness, but with energy, and sleepless vigilance, go forward and give us victories.Abraham Lincoln
Rents once sais, thirs nothin like a darker skin tone tae increase the vigilance ay the police n the magistrates: too right.