It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label.
Men rise from one ambition to another: first, they seek to secure themselves against attack, and then they attack others.
No principality is secure without having its own forces.
The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.