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Quotes of the Day for 1 March 2003 – Security

The politicians are telling us that security comes color coded. Several e-mails arrive every day, telling me my computer security depends on installing some product or another. I grant similar credence to both.

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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

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
     - Henry Ford, 1863 - 1947

Your real security is yourself. You know you can do it, and they can't ever take that away from you.
     - Mae West, 1892 - 1980

To believe is very dull. To doubt is intensely engrossing. To be on the alert is to live, to be lulled into security is to die.
     - Oscar Wilde, 1854 - 1900

The search for static security - in the law and elsewhere - is misguided. The fact is security can only be achieved through constant change, adapting old ideas that have outlived their usefulness to current facts.
     - William O. Douglas, 1898 - 1980


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