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Defense Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Defense

Please enjoy these Defense Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm,
but willing to draw blood in its defense.
- Mark Overby

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There is no defense against adverse fortune which is
so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.
- Thomas W. Higginson

I think the environment should be put in the category
of our national security.
Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad.
Otherwise what is there to defend?
- Robert Redford

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

My father never raised his hand to any one of his children,
except in self-defense.
- Fred Allen

Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first,
and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
- Red Auerbach

A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
- Mignon McLaughlin

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I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!
And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

Humor is just another defense against the universe.
- Mel Brooks

Bobby Knight told me this: 'There is nothing that a
good defense cannot beat a better offense.'
In other words a good offense wins.
- Dan Quayle

There are only two things we should fight for.
One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights.
- Smedley Butler

Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
- Joseph Addison

Childbirth is more admirable than conquest,
more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.
- Gloria Steinem

Virginia is the absolute leader in homeland security
and defense and information technology.
- Mark Warner

Lying is an elementary means of self-defense.
- Susan Sontag

The defense of our democracy against the forces that
threaten it from without has made some of its failures
to function at home glaringly apparent.
- Wendell Willkie

You have to play defense, that's how you win.
- Peter Bondra

All War Departments are now Defense Departments.
This is all part of the doubletalk of our time.
The aggressor is always on the other side.
- George Wald

I think I came to see Islam, or at least one part of Islam,
as an important defense mechanism against the commercialization of the world.
- Peter Jennings

There's no excuse for skimping on national defense
when the country is at war.
- Bill Nelson

A government without the power of defense!
It is a solecism.
- James Q. Wilson

They scored 26 points in three quarters.
That's solid defense.
- Bill Laimbeer

Spending on programs such as national defense and funding
the operating budgets of all federal agencies represent
only 39 percent of our yearly budget,
an all-time low.
- Paul Gillmor

Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against
one's own despised and unwanted feelings.
- Alice Duer Miller

The defendant wants to hide the truth because he's generally guilty.
The defense attorney's job is to make sure the jury
does not arrive at that truth.
- Alan Dershowitz

War, except in self-defense, is a failure of moral imagination.
- Bill Moyers

Extol Jewish virtue, modern Zionism and the Israeli Defense Forces.
- Geraldo Rivera

However, the Department of Defense treats these detainees
in accord with the Geneva Convention,
even though that is not required because of the inhumane
methods used by these killers.
- Bill Shuster

In my own defense, I wrote a one-man show,
and that to me was more where I fit.
- Christopher Meloni

Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in
behalf of tyranny and oppression.
- Malcolm X

Adequate defense has been the catchword of every militarist for centuries.
- Frank B. Kellogg

Education is the cheap defense of nations.
- Edmund Burke

Today, Jewish defense is an accepted thing.
- Meir Kahane

Feminism is hated because women are hated.
Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny;
it is the political defense of women hating.
- Andrea Dworkin

In silence - and in self-defense - I figured things
out in my own little way.
- Loretta Young

The Department of Defense took 40 years to get where it got.
- Michael Chertoff

In the present imperialistic milieu there can be no
wars of national self-defense.
- Karl Liebknecht

We've been playing ugly.
Without all of our bodies, we've been kicking it all over the shop,
but fortunately we've been able to make the big buckets
and rely on our defense for once.
- Steve Nash

When men talk about defense, they always claim to be
protecting women and children,
but they never ask the women and children what they think.
- Pat Schroeder

It is time we had a defense budget that lives within its means,
accounts for what is truly required in Iraq and provides
the best possible support for all our troops.
- Pete Stark

America needs to be defended.
We need missile defense to better police the skies over the United States.
- Rudy Giuliani

For us Australians, Singapore also represents sacred soil.
Almost 2000 Australians died here in the defense of
your island country and our neighborhood.
- Michael Jeffery

Being briefed only once is a quaint defense.
You're either briefed or not briefed.
- Mark Davis

It is essential that all Americans take the time to
honor and remember those individuals who gave their
lives in defense of our liberty.
- Charles Schumer

The judge decided in this case that both the state
and the defense would have the opportunity to respond
to certain kinds of press.
This is one such instance.
- Catherine Crier

Our funding is based on our support of ideas like limited government,
individual rights and a strong defense.
- Richard Scaife

But the federal government, our collective government,
has responsibilities that none of these other levels
of government can fulfill;
and chief among these is national defense.
- Don Nickles

All defense secretaries in wartime have,
needless to say, made misjudgments.
- Bill Kristol

My job is to give the president and secretary of defense
military advice before they know they need it.
- John W. Vessey, Jr.

The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and ornament;
it is its ancient and natural strength;
the floating bulwark of the island.
- William Blackstone

Ronald Reagan said that he sought a Star Wars defense
only in order to share the technology with the tyrants of the U.S.S.R.
- Christopher Hitchens

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.
And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

The President has launched a very agressive campaign of self-defense,
with the goal of getting Americans to buy into his
vision of America on the world stage.
- Gwen Ifill

Our firefighters are our last line of defense,
baby.
- Jack Scalia

The power of the ballot we need in sheer defense,
else what shall save us from a second slavery?
- W. E. B. Du Bois

If I had to resign every time the Cabinet disagrees with me,
I could not last as a Defense Minister one week.
- Moshe Dayan

Surely the Department of Defense can and needs to do
a better job of training new and existing first responders
to respond to sexual assaults occurring in the military.
- Louise Slaughter

A nation that continues year after year
to spend more money on military defense
than on programs of social uplift
is approaching spiritual doom.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Only those who are ideologically opposed to military
programs think of the defense budget as the first and
best place to get resources for social welfare needs.
- Herman Kahn

There can be no defense like elaborate courtesy.
- Edward V. Lucas

So I'd rather have a defense that's successful where
everyone's comfortable in their positions.
- Michael Strahan

Since the day of the air, the old frontiers are gone.
When you think of the defense of England you no longer
think of the chalk cliffs of Dover;
you think of the Rhine.
- Stanley Baldwin

A faithful friend is a strong defense;
And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.
- Louisa May Alcott

If you see a defense team with dirt and mud on their
backs they've had a bad day.
- John Madden

A time is marked not so much by ideas that are argued
about as by ideas that are taken for granted.
The character of an era hangs upon what needs no defense.
- Lawrence Lessig

The means of defense against foreign danger historically
have become the instruments of tyranny at home.
- James Madison

The most fundamental purpose of government is defense,
not empire.
- Joseph Sobran

The only defense is offense, which means that you have
to kill more women and children more quickly than the
enemy if you wish to save yourselves.
- Stanley Baldwin

The logical thing is to implement the Arab Defense Agreement.
- Bashar al-Assad

Defense to me is the key to playing baseball.
- Willie Mays

What postmodernism gives us instead is a multicultural
defense for male violence -
a defense for it wherever it is,
which in effect is a pretty universal defense.
- Catharine MacKinnon


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