Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. -- Speech in the House of Commons, also known as "The Few"
My Take - I know it's a cliche, but our freedom and safety is guarded by a very thin line of humanity that faces outward from the communal fire. We all are responsible for ourselves, but there those who take on responsibility for the entire tribe, even at the expense of their own safety. Sometimes it's a group of very brave pilots that keep bombers from roaming freely over the night sky. Sometimes it's a couple of police who go into a bad neighborhood every night trying to make sure that decent people don't become prey. In any case, we all owe a lot to a very small minority in our society.