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The defense of our democracy against the forces that
by Wendell Willkie

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

We must honestly face our relationship with Great Britain.
- Wendell Willkie

If we want to talk about freedom, we must mean freedom
for others as well as ourselves,
and we must mean freedom for everyone inside our frontiers as well as outside.
- Wendell Willkie

A true world outlook is incompatible with a foreign imperialism,
no matter how high-minded the governing country.
- Wendell Willkie

 

In no direction that we turn do we find ease or comfort.
If we are honest and if we have the will to win we find only danger,
hard work and iron resolution.
- Wendell Willkie

The constitution does not provide for first and second class citizens.
- Wendell Willkie

When we talk of freedom and opportunity for all nations,
the mocking paradoxes in our own society become so
clear they can no longer be ignored.
- Wendell Willkie

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History shows that our way of life is the stronger way.
From it has come more wealth, more industry,
more happiness, more human enlightenment than from any other way.
- Wendell Willkie

Education is the mother of leadership.
- Wendell Willkie

But we cannot just take this historical fact for granted.
We must make it live.
- Wendell Willkie

Free men are the strongest men.
- Wendell Willkie

The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones.
- Wendell Willkie

It is from weakness that people reach for dictators
and concentrated government power.
Only the strong can be free.
And only the productive can be strong.
- Wendell Willkie

A good catchword can obscure analysis for fifty years.
- Wendell Willkie

And political parties, overanxious for vote catching,
become tolerant to intolerant groups.
- Wendell Willkie

No man has the right to use the great powers of the
Presidency to lead the people,
indirectly, into war.
- Wendell Willkie

Emancipation came to the colored race in America as a war measure.
It was an act of military necessity.
Manifestly it would have come without war,
in the slower process of humanitarian reform and social enlightenment.
- Wendell Willkie

In addition, as citizens, we must fight in their incipient
stages all movements by government or party or pressure
groups that seek to limit the legitimate liberties
of any of our fellow citizens.
- Wendell Willkie

I have noticed, with much distress, the excessive wartime
activity of the investigating bureaus of Congress and the administration,
with their impertinent and indecent searching out of
the private lives and the past political beliefs of individuals.
- Wendell Willkie

If the British Fleet were lost or captured,
the Atlantic might be dominated by Germany,
a power hostile to our way of life, controlling in
that event most of the ships and shipbuilding facilities of Europe.
- Wendell Willkie

For now more than ever, we must keep in the forefront
of our minds the fact that whenever we take away the
liberties of those we hate,
we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love.
- Wendell Willkie

Freedom is an indivisible word.
If we want to enjoy it, and fight for it,
we must be prepared to extend it to everyone,
whether they are rich or poor, whether they agree with us or not,
no matter what their race or the color of their skin.
- Wendell Willkie

It has been a long while since the United States had
any imperialistic designs toward the outside world.
But we have practised within our own boundaries something
that amounts to race imperialism.
- Wendell Willkie

We cannot, with good conscience, expect the British
to set up an orderly schedule for the liberation of
India before we have decided for ourselves to make
all who live in America free.
- Wendell Willkie

But it required a disastrous, internecine war to bring
this question of human freedom to a crisis,
and the process of striking the shackles from the slave
was accomplished in a single hour.
- Wendell Willkie

Today it is becoming increasingly apparent to thoughtful
Americans that we cannot fight the forces and ideas
of imperialism abroad and maintain any form of imperialism at home.
The war has done this to our thinking.
- Wendell Willkie

But if we had to trade with a Europe dominated by the
present German trade policies,
we might have to change our methods to some totalitarian form.
This is a prospect that any lover of democracy must view with consternation.
- Wendell Willkie

It is, therefore, essential that we guard our own thinking
and not be among those who cry out against prejudices
applicable to themselves,
while busy spawning intolerances for others.
- Wendell Willkie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There's nothing wrong with being a Conservative and
coming up with a Conservative believe in foreign policy
where we have a strong national defense and we don't go to war so carelessly.
- Ron Paul

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

Hence that general is skilful in attack whose opponent
does not know what to defend;
and he is skilful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack.
- Sun Tzu

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

As far as missile defense is concerned,
a very thorough consultation process is underway.
- Gerhard Schroder

The only times an Afro-American who was assaulted got
away has been when he had a gun and used it in self-defense.
- Ida B. Wells

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

The problem in defense is
how far you can go without destroying from within
what you are trying to defend from without.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people,
trained in arms, is the best most natural defense of a free country.
- James Madison

When I come off the bench, I'm looking to add energy,
and then I play defense and rebound.
Also, at the end of the game, I have the experience
to go out there and help us win.
- Sue Wicks

Truth is the best defense.
- Ward Churchill

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

Right is its own defense.
- Bertolt Brecht

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

The great defense against the air menace
is to attack the enemy's aircraft
as near as possible to their point of departure.
- Winston Churchill

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

Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense,
and for a defense only!
It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence.
- Adam Smith

It's pitching, hitting and defense that wins.
Any two can win.
All three make you unbeatable.
- Joe Garagiola

The U.S.
is looking to India as more then just a marketplace
for our defense products,
but as a technology, aerospace and strategic partner
for our future endeavors.
- Kit Bond

I consider myself a moderate Republican.
I have very, very moderate social views,
and I'm pretty strong on, on defense matters.
- Colin Powell

Connecticut's first responders and defense workers
work every day to help us achieve these goals.
- Christopher Dodd

I still feel like I can play defense at first base at a very high level.
- Rafael Palmeiro

It is hard for a black man to just be himself.
We spend so much time in defense of something that
is indefensible because there is nothing to defend.
- Kevin Eubanks

It's always great when a defense is able to create turnovers and score.
That's something we missed last year.
We'd get some turnovers, but we never scored points.
- Nick Ferguson

If a war be undertaken...
before the resources of peace have been tried and proved vain to secure it,
that war has no defense, it is a national crime.
- Charles Eliot Norton

The type of athletes we draft still need types of versatility
on the defense side of the ball,
run the offense.
You should still be concerned on the offense side of the ball.
- Isiah Thomas

When people see the budget, they're going to say,
'Oh, my God, I wanted a tax cut, but I didn't know
what you were going to do to health care and to Medicare and national defense.'
- John Breaux

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

Wherever they have been arraigned, a plain charge has
been exhibited against them.
They have had an impartial trial and have been permitted to make their defense.
- Robert Walpole

The extra pass and the extra effort on defense always get the job done.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


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