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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

I sometimes think that the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt.
George Orwell

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.
Desmond Tutu

There is, indeed, nothing that so much seduces reason from vigilance, as the thought of passing life with an amiable woman.
Samuel Johnson

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

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

vigilance in German is Wachsamkeit
vigilance in Swedish is vaksamhet

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