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John Philpot Curran Quotes





Assassinate me you may; intimidate me you cannot.
 

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.
[Liberty]
 

Evil prospers when good men do nothing.
 

His smile is like the silver plate on a coffin.
 

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

In this administration, a place can be found for every bad man.
 

It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active.
[Active]
 

My dear doctor, I am surprised to hear you say that I am coughing very badly, as I have been practising all night.
 

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

When I can't talk sense, I talk metaphor.
[Metaphor]