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Famous Quote from John Philpot Curran,

"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."


John Philpot Curran (more quotes by John Philpot Curran or books by/about John Philpot Curran)

(1750-1814) Irish Orator, Statesman, Judge


Speech on the Right of Election of Lord Mayor of Dublin, July 10, 1790

Courtesy of:

Kent Snyder, The Liberty Committee


Apathy, Crime, Freedom, God, Independence, Individual Rights, Justice, Law, Liberty, Responsibility, Slavery, Subservience, Usurpation, Commitment


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