Quotation by John Philpot Curran

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.
John Philpot Curran (1750–1817), Irish lawyer, politician. Speech, July 10, 1790, Dublin. "The Right of Election of the Lord Mayor of Dublin."

See also George Orwell's comment under "liberty."
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