Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

John Philpot Curran

Irish Orator, Magistrate

"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty."

"The condition upon which God has given liberty to man is eternal vigilance."

"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 have never yet heard of a murderer who was not afraid of a ghost."

"Evil prospers when good men do nothing. "