Security Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old security quotes, security sayings, and security proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

We live in a world that has walls and those walls need to be guarded by men with guns.     

Aaron Sorkin

If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.     

Kahlil Gibran

Security is the chief enemy of mortals.     

William Shakespeare

Security and safety were the reward of dullness.     

Hanif Kureishi

Security is not the absence of danger, but the presence of God,no matter what the danger.     


If you're waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you'll never make it.     

Criss Jami

The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.     

Henry Ford

Security is always excessive until it's not enough.     

Robbie Sinclair

The opposite of security is insecurity, and the only way to overcome insecurity is to take risks.     

Theodore Forstmann

True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Human security depends on a system where each rational individual calculates that it is more profitable not to rebel.     

Mark Gough

We have an illusion of security, we don't have security.     

Isaac Yeffet

Only the insecure strive for security.     

Wayne Dyer

Security represents your sense of worth, your identity, your emotional anchorage, your self-esteem, your basic personal strength or lack of it.     

Stephen Covey

Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life.     

Germaine Greer

It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.     


Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.     

Abraham Lincoln

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.     

Helen Keller

Security is no replacement for liberty.     

Martin Firrell

Security depends not so much upon how much you have, as upon how much you can do without.     

Joseph Wood Krutch

There is no real security except for whatever you build inside yourself.     

Gilda Radner

The balance between freedom and security is a delicate one.     

Mark Udall

We must plan for freedom, and not only for security, if for no other reason than that only freedom can make security secure.     

Karl Popper

The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.     

Jane Addams

It isn't for the moment you are struck that you need courage, but for that long uphill climb back to sanity and faith and security.     

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The ultimate security is your understanding of reality.     

H. Stanley Judd

At the end of the day, the goals are simple: safety and security.     

Jodi Rell

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.     

Benjamin Franklin

No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person.     

Willa Cather

For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security.     

Thomas Jefferson