Quote of the day Sunday 24th January 2021 "The Price of Freedom"


The above line is a clip from Wing Commander IV, "The Price of Freedom." 

It is of course an adapted version of a line from the 18th century,  the authorship of which has been hotly contested and attributed in various forms to numerous authors including John Philpot Curran, who really did originate the words

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

Similar words have also been attributed to Thomas Jefferson, Wendell Phillips, and many others. There is even a comment among similar lines by the Demosthenes of ancient Athens which goes back to the fourth century BC. 

The makers of the game showed that they fully understand the full significance of the concept by giving the line "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance" to the character Admiral Tolwyn (portrayed by Malcolm MacDowell) who himself turned out to be the biggest threat.


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