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Defence Quotes

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The home to everyone is to him his castle and fortress,
as well for his defence against injury and violence,
as for his repose.
- Edward Coke

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The defence and air defence ministers were both replaced
and more than 2,000 officers lost their jobs.
- Mathias Rust

I have the Pleasure to assure you Congress pay particular
Attention to the Defence of New Jersey,
and hitherto have denied us nothing which we have Asked for that Purpose.
- Abraham Clark

Believing a person deserves a defence is not the same
as doing anything in your power to get him off scot-free.
- Tammy Bruce

 

He that rebels against reason is a real rebel,
but he that in defence of reason rebels against tyranny
has a better title to Defender of the Faith,
than George the Third.
- Thomas Paine

A defence in the Inquisition is of little use to the prisoner,
for a suspicion only is deemed sufficient cause of condemnation,
and the greater his wealth the greater his danger.
- John Foxe

We will work with industrial or Dept.
Of Defence sponsorship as long as we keep our principals
of openness firm we're proud to work with the military,
and they respect that in turn.
- Charles Vest

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There is always more spirit in attack than in defence.
- Titus Livius

Sadness is also a kind of defence.
- Ivo Andric

New Zealand's taken some very significant decisions
in relation to defence in the last two years.
- Jenny Shipley

I appeal to all Britishers to answer this call to arms
for the defence of all the principles that we Englishmen
have been the first to proclaim in the world.
- John Amery

When others stood idly by, you and your families gave your all,
in defence of a risen people and in pursuit of Irish freedom and unity.
- Gerry Adams

I have never in my life played the French Defence,
which is the dullest of all openings.
- Wilhelm Steinitz

Doesn't the fight for survival also justify swindle
and theft? In self defence,
anything goes.
- Imelda Marcos

God bless the Union; - it is dearer to us for the blood
of brave men which has been shed in its defence.
- Edward Everett

The history of man is the history of crimes,
and history can repeat.
So information is a defence.
Through this we can build, we must build,
a defence against repetition.
- Simon Wiesenthal

Men like Hitler and Stalin and their immediate lieutenants
cannot plead in defence of their actions that these
were justified by the accepted values of that time.
- Douglas Hurd

In defence, I have cultivated a death wish.
- Billy Fury

It was essentially for self defence that we went to
war in Afghanistan and would go to war in Iraq.
- Douglas Hurd

Strength lies not in defence but in attack.
- Adolf Hitler

Self-defence is Nature's eldest law.
- John Dryden

The first lines of defence against criminals are the victims themselves.
- Michael Badnarik

Lying is the most simple form of self-defence.
- Susan Sontag

Hungary is, in a word, in a state of WAR against the Hapsburg dynasty,
a war of legitimate defence, by which alone it can
ever regain independence and freedom.
- Lajos Kossuth

It is the duty of our men to enroll themselves in the national services.
We need all our manpower for defence.
For the military and...
we need a quarter of a million men.
- Eamon de Valera

Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility
of victory in the attack.
- Sun Tzu

There can be no defence like elaborate courtesy.
- E. V. Lucas

The lucky thing was that I was Italian;
when the other Italians saw me fight back,
they came to my defence.
- Gregory Corso

I would, therefore, say that for no reason whatsoever,
except in self-defence, should one think of killing any animal.
- Morarji Desai

In the one defence, briefly, we accept responsibility
but deny that it was bad:
in the other,
we admit that it was bad but don't accept full,
or even any, responsibility.
- J. L. Austin

A zeal for the defence of their country led these heroes to the scene of action,
though with a few men to attack a powerful army of experienced warriors.
- Daniel Boone

But which is the State's essential function,
aggression or defence, few seem to know or care.
- Benjamin Tucker

We have not sought this conflict; we have sought too long to avoid it;
our forbearance has been construed into weakness,
our magnanimity into fear, until the vindication of our manhood,
as well as the defence of our rights,
is required at our hands.
- Robert Toombs

But to cut off relations with an aggressor may often
invite retaliation by armed action,
and this would, in its turn, make necessary some form
of collective self-defence by the loyal members of the League.
- Arthur Henderson

I don't imagine Heads of Government would ever be able
to say I'm not an economist therefore I can't take
decisions on matters of the economy;
I'm not a soldier I can't take decisions on matters of defence;
I'm not an educationist so I can't take decisions about education.
- Thabo Mbeki

The United Nations charter gives every nation the right to self defence,
therefore when the American embassies were bombed it
was a matter of time before the Americans responded
by going for what they suspected were the causes of the attack.
- Benazir Bhutto

Well, you have a defence attache here,
that's a step forward.
Your Defence Minister has been here,
our defence people have exchanges with you.
So friendly relations at the military level are already in existence.
- Sellapan Ramanathan

In the wars of the European powers in matters relating
to themselves we have never taken any part,
not does it comport with our policy so to do.
It is only when our rights are invaded or seriously
menaced that we resent injuries or make preparation for our defence.
- James Monroe

So my own suspicion is that the attorney has stopped
this prosecution because part of her defence was to
question legality and that would have brought his advice
into the public domain again and there was something
fishy about the way in which he said war was legal.
- Clare Short

Not addicted to gluttony or drunkenness,
this people who incur no expense in food or dress,
and whose minds are always bent upon the defence of their country,
and on the means of plunder, are wholly employed in
the care of their horses and furniture.
- Giraldus Cambrensis

There are some guys you have problems beating because of their style -
I always had difficulties with guys like Michael Chang
and Andre Agassi because their returns were so good
and they played so well in defence.
- Guy Forget

Within NATO, our Defence Capabilities Initiative has
identified the essential capabilities all Allies must
have for modern operations,
and Allies are working to meet those requirements.
- Lord Robertson

Defence was an afterthought, prompted by necessity;
and its introduction as a State function,
though effected doubtless with a view to the strengthening of the State,
was really and in principle the initiation of the State's destruction.
- Benjamin Tucker

As I suffer in the defence of my Country,
I must consider this hour as the most glorious of my
life -Remember that I die as becomes a British Officer,
while the manner of my death must reflect disgrace on your Commander.
- John Andre

I do not intend to dispute in any way the need for
defence cuts and the need for government spending cuts in general.
I do not share a not in my backyard approach to government spending reductions.
- Stephen Harper

The Berlin Defence suited my strategy for the match.
I had a defensive strategy - Actually,
I had in my pocket some other sharper stuff to fall back on -
but first I wanted to try the defensive strategy with
Black and it worked so well.
- Vladimir Kramnik

There's probably a bunch of Power Stripe floating through
the Def Jam offices right now.
- Method Man

I signed to Def Jam and within two months,
I heard that Ja Rule was looking for someone to do a song with.
- Christina Milian

Look at music: I've always loved hiphop and rap,
and now there's this whole progressive movement,
with De La Soul and Mos Def, Common.
It's some of the best stuff around.
- Ryan Phillippe

Def Leppard is obviously a different band that we are,
but the music work well tighter.
And the audiences seem work well together too.
We are opening, but we're having a good time.
- Joan Jett

Def Leppard is a rock band that can sing.
- Vivian Campbell

People consider Black Star a great album,
and I think it's a classic album.
But the fact is, both me and Mos Def have made better albums since Black Star.
- Talib Kweli

But the irony is that because the band isn't the focus any more,
it allows me the chance to enjoy being a member of Def Leppard much more.
- Rick Allen

So So Def has been one of the most successful and consistent
labels in the game in the last 10 years.
- Jermaine Dupri

I met Mos Def around that time but I didn't hook up
with him until I was about 17 or 18.
- Talib Kweli

I actually knew I was going to be perfect for Def Leppard,
sorry I hate to say that but I knew it.
- Vivian Campbell

So I think hip-hop is moving and is going to continue
to move in the direction of rappers just being honest with themselves,
whether you're talking about Common and Mos Def or Nas and 50 cent.
- Talib Kweli

I think that Mos Def is the best actor,
but when you talk about rappers in films,
I don't really think the quality of the acting is most
important because most rappers are put in movies because
of the personality and people want to see that.
- Morris Chestnut

Mos Def is one of the most creative,
intelligent human beings I've had the opportunity to work with.
He is fun.
The entire time, he would go in and out of different characters,
just for the fun of it.
Awesome energy.
- Jill Scott

And remember don't high post when you're far from home,
and high posting when you're all alone.
- Mos Def

Focused.
I'm a hustler.
And my hustle is trying to figure out the best ways
to do what I like without having to do much else.
- Mos Def

One of the most powerful defences the media can offer
for controversial actions is,
of course, public interest.
- Rowan D. Williams

It has been mentioned that in Trench I there is evidence
of three successive stages of these defences.
- Kathleen Kenyon

It is remarkable that this people, though unarmed,
dares attack an armed foe; the infantry defy the cavalry,
and by their activity and courage generally prove victors.
- Giraldus Cambrensis

I defy anyone - and I have said this to the Germans -
to build a solid,
articulated, and viable Europe without France's consent.
- Pierre Laval

Rosa Parks was a woman of strength, conviction,
and morality.
Her action on December 1, 1955, to defy the law made
her a leading figure in our nation's civil rights history.
- John Shimkus

You must not fear death, my lads; defy him,
and you drive him into the enemy's ranks.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

I hate to lull the audience into letting them think
that something is something.
It's always fun to defy expectations.
- Martin Short

I am a hidden meaning made to defy.
The grasp of words, and walk away With free will and destiny.
As living, revolutionary clay.
- Muhammad Iqbal

I would defy people to find a more beautifully developed
character than Seven of Nine.
- Jeri Ryan

It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us;
in joy we face the storm and defy it.
- Amelia Barr


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