Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither, and lose both.
-- Benjamin Franklin

Random quotes that seem interesting at the moment.

No well-informed person has declared a change of opinion to be inconstancy. [Lat., Nemo doctus unquam mutationem consilii inconstantiam dixit esse.]
-Cicero, Epistoloe ad Atticum (bk. XVI, 8)
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not plan for ventures before finishing what’s at hand.
– Euripides
Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.
- Bernard Berenson
And finally this one, which seems particularly appropriate as my 50th birthday approaches:
Magnificently unprepared for the long littleness of life.
- Frances Cornford

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