"There are all kinds of devices invented for the protection and preservation of countries: defensive barriers, forts, trenches, and the like... But prudent minds have as a natural gift one safeguard which is the common possession of all, and this applies especially to the dealings of democracies. What is this safeguard? Skepticism. This you must preserve. This you must retain. If you can keep this, you need fear no harm."
Demosthenes (more quotes by Demosthenes or books by/about Demosthenes)
(384-322 BC) Greek statesman and orator of ancient Athens
Deception, Defense, Democracy, Faith, Individualism, Knowledge, Propaganda, Reason, Safety, Security, Trust, Skepticism