Word of the Day: Guardian

guard·i·an /ˈɡärdēən/, noun: one that watches or protects someone or something; a keeper, defender or protector

The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.” James Madison, 1751 – 1836

A man’s character is his guardian divinity.” Heraclitus, 535 BCE – 475 BCE

A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude.” Rainer Maria Rilke, 1875 – 1926

I shall support the law, for the law gentlemen, is the firm and solid basis of civil society, the guardian of liberty, the protection of the innocent, the terror of the guilty, and the scourge of the wicked.” Charles Lawrence, 1709 – 1760

pictured: Members of the Rotary Club of Philadelphia with excited third graders after receiving their new dictionaries.