Author: Eleanor Roosevelt, Source: Unknown
The war for freedom will never really be won because the price of our freedom is constant vigilance over ourselves and over our Government.
Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty—power is ever stealing from the many to the few.... The hand entrusted with power becomes ... the necessary enemy of the people. Only by continual oversight can the democrat in office be prevented from hardening into a despot: only by unintermitted Agitation can a people be kept sufficiently awake to principle not to let liberty be smothered in material prosperity.Author: Wendell Phillips, Source: speech in Boston, Massachusetts, January 28, 1852, before the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society
Eternal Vigilance Is the Price of LibertyAuthor: Unknown, Source: Entrance to the National Archives
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