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John Philpot Curran
July 24, 1750 - October 14, 1817
Nationality: Irish
Category: Public Servant

Evil prospers when good men do nothing.


Assassinate me you may; intimidate me you cannot.


It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active.


His smile is like the silver plate on a coffin.


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


Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.


In this administration, a place can be found for every bad man.


My dear doctor, I am surprised to hear you say that I am coughing very badly, as I have been practising all night.


When I can't talk sense, I talk metaphor.


I have never yet heard of a murderer who was not afraid of a ghost.


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