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Definition of Vigilance


  1. The quality or state of being vigilant; forbearance of sleep; wakefulness.
  2. Watchfulness in respect of danger; care; caution; circumspection.
  3. Guard; watch.

Vigilance Quotations

The preservation of peace and the guaranteeing of man's basic freedoms and rights require courage and eternal vigilance: courage to speak and act - and if necessary, to suffer and die - for truth and justice; eternal vigilance, that the least transgression of international morality shall not go undetected and unremedied.
Haile Selassie

There has been a most Providential Guidance which the want of prudence, vigilance, or judgement has not impeded, and it is here that we can most clearly see the designs of God.
Catherine McAuley

When good people in any country cease their vigilance and struggle, then evil men prevail.
Pearl S. Buck

Our nation's military and law enforcement personal work hard to protect us. We must thank them for their continued vigilance. Without their sacrifice we would less capable of protecting our nation.
Leonard Boswell

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty; power is ever stealing from the many to the few.
Wendell Phillips
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Vigilance Translations

vigilance in German is Wachsamkeit
vigilance in Swedish is vaksamhet
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