100+ Best Security Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational security quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

Famous Security Quotes

It’s difficult for me to trust a woman. Men are attracted to beautiful women. Women are attracted to men who offer security – financial security. And if you have money and you’re famous, women find that sexy. — Curtis Jackson

Mr. Speaker, Americans want, need, and rightfully expect Congress to protect them from the prying eyes of identity thieves and give them back control of their Social Security numbers and personal health information. — Luis Gutierrez

Accounting for the unpaid care economy can drive progressive policies such as paid family leave, social security credits for early childcare, tax credits, and quality early childhood education. — Sri Mulyani Indrawati

We got involved in the Rwanda peace process for the simple reason that there was a decision which was taken by the Security Council, because the troops were in Uganda, and we decided to have a military presence. — Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Left to me, the whole purpose of government is for the security of the citizens, like the security of lives and property. — Ibrahim Babangida

For me, peace should provide security to the Jewish people. — Ariel Sharon

You see, psychologically, Australia must understand it has to live in the region around it. Australia must find its security in Asia; it cannot find its security from Asia. — Paul Keating

With the permanent elimination of this tax, farmers and business owners will have the sense of security they need to plan for the financial future of their business or farm and their family. — Doc Hastings

All dictators, the rich and famous, to the lowest security guard who holds a gun, easily forget that power is transitory. — F. Sionil Jose

True security is based on people’s welfare – on a thriving economy, on strong public health and education programmes, and on fundamental respect for our common humanity. Development, peace, disarmament, reconciliation and justice are not separate from security; they help to underpin it. — Ban Ki-moon

I never need to go far if I need a reminder of how important Medicare and Social Security are to Missouri’s seniors. My mom, Betty Anne, is one of millions for whom these services provide a reliable safety net. Across the country, these protections are an integral part of sustaining millions of seniors’ health and dignity. — Claire McCaskill

We need to continue our full support of the nascent Iraqi government by helping to rebuild their economic infrastructure and maintain security while training the Iraqi security forces. — Pat Roberts

A security cam is one small part of a much larger universe of cams. The much larger effect, socially, politically and economically, is going to come from a much larger trend. — Bruce Sterling

The Obama Administration cares deeply about innovation and about helping to make sure that geeks across the country, those coming up with new discoveries and exciting inventions – and creating jobs along the way – have the freedom and security to keep innovating. — Todd Park

In 1945, at the beginning of the Cold War, our leaders led us astray. We need to think of the Cold War as an aberration, a wrong turn. As such, we need to go back to where we were in 1945 – before we took the road to a permanent war economy, a national security state and a foreign policy based on unilateralism and cowboy triumphalism. — Kai Bird

Many of the benefits from keeping terrorism fear levels high are obvious. Private corporations suck up massive amounts of Homeland Security cash as long as that fear persists, while government officials in the National Security and Surveillance State can claim unlimited powers and operate with unlimited secrecy and no accountability. — Glenn Greenwald

I feel I belong in the movie business and I belong in the security business. It’s a natural for me. — Sam J. Jones

Security is like virginity: you’re either a virgin or you’re not. You either have security or you don’t. — Lennart Meri

Thanks to the competence, love of God, our country’s security and stability, endowed wealth, integrated infrastructure and quality services, the U.A.E. turned into the world’s renowned destination for tourism, investment and business management: the interface of choice for hosting major cultural events, artistic and sports, in the world. — Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

In 1991, only two years into the Bush administration, Condoleezza Rice suddenly left her powerful job as the top Russia expert on the National Security Council and went back to California – to get a life. — Elaine Sciolino

The stability and security of authoritarian regimes cannot create but terrorism and violence and destruction. Let us accept the choice of the people. Let us not pick and choose who we would like to rule their future. — Wadah Khanfar

Australian seafarers make an important contribution to national security in a country with thousands of kilometres of uninhabited coastline. — Anthony Albanese

We busted a lot of family secrets with this. But to make a long story short, my parents relationship was built heavily on security issues for my Mom, and when my Dad couldn’t provide security, the relationship unraveled. — Kenny Loggins

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power. — Alan Cohen

I believe that as a nation we must have a bipartisan discussion about how to best preserve and protect Social Security for our seniors and for future generations of Americans. — Steve Israel

It’s kind of interesting, because hacking is a skill that could be used for criminal purposes or legitimate purposes, and so even though in the past I was hacking for the curiosity, and the thrill, to get a bite of the forbidden fruit of knowledge, I’m now working in the security field as a public speaker. — Kevin Mitnick

We would fight not for the political future of a distant city, rather for principles whose destruction would ruin the possibility of peace and security for the peoples of the earth. — Neville Chamberlain

I probably was as bad as a security guard as I was as a tie salesman. — David Hyde Pierce

In the United States, securities markets are much more developed than they are in Europe. — Robert C. Solomon

With the enhancements to the security of the passport document itself that biometric technology will bring, it is time to make equivalent enhancements to the process of establishing identity before issuing passports. — Des Browne

The reasoning for our civil-military plan is that lasting success will be when the Afghan government, security forces and people can resist the insurgents and terrorists themselves. — Bob Ainsworth

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

We are living in a world where everything is based on security. — Alain Robert

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

Every time I am tempted to buy some dopey thing, I hear my late father’s voice: ‘Do you really need that?’ He was big on saving money and buying as much security as possible. He also encouraged charitable giving. So, I am responsible with currency. — Bill O’Reilly

Our experience shows that security does not lie in weapons or fences or armies. — Oscar Arias

Our military might is the guarantor of Russia’s security and independence. — Vladimir Putin

Next to upholding the Constitution of the United States, the president’s highest duty is to protect the security of this country – our national security. — Wesley Clark

Every time you write an email, it is in the public domain. There are all these ways where security is not as good as people believe. — Peter Thiel

There is no such thing as security. There never has been. — Germaine Greer

Israel’s flexibility is dependent on its sense of security. — Elliott Abrams

The number of attacks on the American and allied forces is at the highest level since the insurgency began despite the increase of America combat operations and the introduction of some 40 new Iraq security forces and battalions. — Ike Skelton

Terrorism should be seen in the light of the country’s security and not from the narrow perspective of caste, creed and religion. — Oscar Fernandes

The colored race saved to the noble women of New England and the middle States men on whom they lean today for security and safety. Many of my race, the representatives of these men on the field of battle, sleep in the countless graves of the South. — Hiram Rhodes Revels

Even before September 11, there was a debate in the administration about whether or not military force should be used to oust Saddam Hussein. You’re not going to find one person in the top echelons of the foreign policy and national security establishment in the U.S. government who’s going to say that Saddam Hussein should not be out of power. — Elaine Sciolino

Certainly Afghans in general and women in particular want a country in which security is a daily reality rather than a campaign slogan or the focus of drive-by speeches from diplomats dropping in for the day. — Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Through good times and bad, American workers and their families have been able to rely on Social Security to provide guaranteed protection against the loss of earnings due to retirement, disability, or death. — Sander Levin

The security of our nation depends on the men and women who are willing to sacrifice their safety, and possibly their lives, to protect the freedoms the rest of us enjoy. — Ben Nelson

I’m insisting, quite unapologetically, on the need to have these appropriate security measures in place to protect the voters, which is my principal charge. — Kevin Shelley

The Keystone Pipeline is one common-sense step in the right direction to help put more people back to work, reduce prices at the pump, and position our nation for greater energy security now and in the future. — Roy Blunt

The spread of freedom is the best security for the free. — Tony Blair

Financial security is crucial for your family, and I have a large family. Money does matter when you don’t have it. When you need it, you realise the value of it. In that sense, money will always have value. — Katrina Kaif

Pakistan’s future viability, stability and security lie in empowering its people and building political institutions. My goal is to prove that the fundamental battle for the hearts and minds of a generation can be accomplished only under democracy. — Benazir Bhutto

For the security of the UK, it matters a lot for Somalia to become a more stable place. — William Hague

The abortion license has not brought freedom and security to women. Rather, it has ushered in a new era of irresponsibility toward women and children, one that now begins before birth. — Robert Casey

Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man’s life — Daniel Webster

Americans have long trusted the views of Democrats on the environment, the economy, education, and health care, but national security is the one matter about which Republicans have maintained what political scientists call ‘issue ownership.’ — Samantha Power

Defence must be more adaptable, able to respond quickly to the changes in the security environment and the character of conflict. — Bob Ainsworth

Not only should we be giving Amtrak the money it needs to continue to provide services; we should be providing security money to upgrade their tracks and improve safety and security measures in the entire rail system. — Corrine Brown

We can preserve Social Security benefits for generations of Americans without privatizing this important program. — Richard Neal

The United Nations will be at the heart of our international activities. France will assume its full responsibilities at the Security Council by putting its status at the service of peace, respect for human rights and development. — Francois Hollande

The president doesn’t order the military to seize political opponents. He doesn’t order his intelligence community to lie about national security for political purposes. He uses the military or intelligence communities to protect the United States and our citizens, not to help him win elections. — Kathleen Troia McFarland

Businesses should absolutely set aside funding in their budgets for security consultants. Unless there is an expert on staff, and there usually is not, it needs to be outsourced. — Kevin Mitnick

The public has lost faith in the ability of Social Security and Medicare to provide for old age. They’ve lost faith in the banking system and in conventional medical insurance. — Ron Chernow

The National Security Council’s real role is to coordinate the various activities of the government of the United States in the furtherance of American foreign policy. — Oliver North

Research by James Poterba at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology finds that the wealth of the U.S.’s elderly is highly skewed. About half of retirees have little or no financial wealth when they retire and depend almost entirely on Social Security for their income. — Greg Ip

Let us build a 21st-century rural economy of cutting-edge companies and technologies that lead us to energy and food security. Such an investment will revitalize rural America, re-establish our moral leadership on climate security and eliminate our addiction to foreign oil. — Tom Vilsack

Any politician that says no tax revenue or zero spending cuts does not deserve reelection. Our hole is so deep in this country with the debt and the debt service, the interest on that debt, before the big expenses come for Social Security and Medicare – for we baby boomers in a few years – that everything has to be on the table. — Douglas R. Oberhelman

Even in democratic society, we don’t have good answers how to balance the need for security on one hand and the protection of free speech on the other in our digital networks. — Rebecca MacKinnon

The American people need to know that there are folks here fighting as hard as they can for individual liberty, economic freedom, appropriate national security and the fundamental moral values that have made our nation the greatest nation in the history of mankind. — Tom Price

Despite global economic concerns, other nations are continuing to push forward and invest in their space capabilities. A U.S. withdrawal from the industry will only allow others to surge in their own capabilities, potentially impacting our national security and technology competitiveness in the future. — Nick Lampson

The balance between freedom and security is a delicate one. — Mark Udall

Since September 11, security has been increased everywhere, and we have new IDs to get on to the Fox lot. I drove to the security gate, but realized I’d left my ID in my other car. I just broke into that voice – ‘Hey, man, I’m Bart Simpson. Who else sounds like this?’ The guard waved me through. — Nancy Cartwright

By helping readers understand these mechanics, I hope they will appreciate why freedom is for everyone, why it is essential for our security and why the free world plays a critically important role in advancing democracy around the globe. — Natan Sharansky

Social Security is a social insurance program – it is not designed to be the same thing as a 401(k). — Paul Krugman

Peace along with freedom and justice are the pillars for attaining both security and stability and will pave the way towards the eradication of oppression, extremism, and terrorism in our world. — Najib Mikati

Looking ahead, I believe that the underlying importance of higher education, of science, of technology, of research and scholarship to our quality of life, to the strength of our economy, to our security in many dimensions will continue to be the most important message. — Charles Vest

Great upheavals produce shock waves that widen cracks in political, economic, and security orders. Sometimes the old orders break. Yet it can be in the power of leaders and peoples to shape the directions of change. — Robert Zoellick

Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth… these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all. — Ban Ki-moon

Grave security concerns can arise as a result of demographic trends, chronic poverty, economic inequality, environmental degradation, pandemic diseases, organized crime, repressive governance and other developments no state can control alone. Arms can’t address such concerns. — Ban Ki-moon

The only honourable work my parents knew was blue-collar. But while my father Robert ran a pawnbroker’s shop, and my mother was a waitress, I moved into a middle-class world with a level of security they never knew. — Norman Foster

It is incumbent upon each of us to improve spending and savings practices to ensure our own individual financial security and preserve the collective economic well-being of our great society. — Ron Lewis

However, I think, first of all, that what’s happening in Sierra Leone is going to have the great influence on those governments who will be asked to provide forces to the Congo. Second, of course, the Security Council has no professional military advice organized in any way. — Alex Morrison

Social Security faces a long-term actuarial deficit, yes. — Peter Orszag

Social Security is at last on the nation’s front burner. — Nick Clooney

I won’t be satisfied until I’ve put the entire security industry out of work. — Daniel J. Bernstein

It was a great way to work. In those days, you had to be there. It was your world. It was your club. Your friends were there, your associates were there, your security was there. — Elmer Bernstein

It is this compulsion to look backwards at a time of crisis because one’s got no idea of what lies ahead. There is a notion of security that somehow it must resemble the past. It’s never going to. Just because we muddled through in the past doesn’t mean we can automatically muddle through in the future. — Antony Beevor

Security is an attempt to try to make the universe static so that we feel safe. — Anne Wilson Schaef

Climate change, in some regions, has aggravated conflict over scarce land, and could well trigger large-scale migration in the decades ahead. And rising sea levels put at risk the very survival of all small island states. These and other implications for peace and security have implications for the United Nations itself. — Ban Ki-moon

For most of our history, Americans enjoyed both liberty and security from foreign threats. — Harry Browne

Limitation of armaments in itself is economically and financially important quite apart from security. — Ludwig Quidde

We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded. — Barack Obama

I’m confident that the terrorists are aware that from the curb to the cockpit we’ve got additional security measures that didn’t exist a couple of years ago. — Tom Ridge

Europe is difficult to coordinate, and our main deficit may not even lie in this area of finance and economics, but in foreign and security policy. We have a leadership problem because we are still 27 different members who have still not decided on how to work with each other based on what we used to call a European constitution. — Peer Steinbruck

Security isn’t what I hunger for. I hunger for change. I hunger for connection. — Eve Ensler

There can be no security where there is fear. — Felix Frankfurter

I would love to see a march on Washington that says ‘Save our Social Security’ — Barbara Boxer

All our security now depends on the wise decisions and cooperation of our leaders. — Sergei Lavrov

The men and women of our armed forces played an instrumental role in the election process – securing polling sites and providing security – that allowed so many Iraqis the opportunity to vote freely for the first time ever. — John M. McHugh

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