"It is the common fate of the indolent
to see their rights become prey to the active.
The conditions 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."
by:
John Philpot Curran
(1750-1814) Irish Orator, Statesman, Judge
Source:
Speech on the Right of Election of Lord Mayor of Dublin, July 10, 1790
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Excellent, and seems to be relevant to the situation today.
 -- Dick Sinnott, Fort Pierce, FL     
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     -- herb, houston      
     -- watchman 13, USA      
    An eternal truth.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    A great observation
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Indolence is inherently incompatible with Virtue, which itself is a concomitant of vigilance.
    Can a truly good man actually do nothing in the face of evil?
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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    This quote deserves an endless amount of respect and praise.
     -- Mary - MI     
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