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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1052
AUTHOR:Edmund Burke (1729–97)
QUOTATION:That the greatest security of the people, against the encroachments and usurpations of their superiors, is to keep the Spirit of Liberty constantly awake, is an undeniable truth.
ATTRIBUTION:EDMUND BURKE, “A Free Briton’s Advice to the Free Citizens of Dublin,” no. 2, 1748.—The Early Life, Correspondence and Writings of the Rt. Hon. Edmund Burke, p. 338 (1923).
SUBJECTS:Liberty
 
 
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