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Quotes of the Day for 13 September 2001 – Security

One of my first reactions to the atrocities on Tuesday was to fear what Americans would give up in freedom in the name of security. Sure enough, we are seeing new or renewed restrictions on travel in the air and on the roads, and the FBI increased Internet monitoring before the day was over. Here are some thoughts on Security from the past.

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The quotes:

Security is when everything is settled. When nothing can happen to you. Security is the denial of life.
     - Germaine Greer

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.... Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
     - Helen Keller, 1880 - 1968

Most people want security in this world, not liberty.
     - H. L. Mencken

Clearly, security without values is like a ship without a rudder. But values without security are like a rudder without a ship.
     - Henry Kissinger

It isn't for the moment you are struck that you need courage but for the long uphill climb back to sanity and faith and security.
     - Anne Morrow Lindbergh


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