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Defense Quotes

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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 Defense Department must do a better job of providing
the best possible care for service women who are victims of sexual assault.
- Louise Slaughter

The only defensible war is a war of defense.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Books themselves need no defense.
Their spokesmen come and go, their readers live and die,
they remain constant.
- Lawrence Clark Powell

Big league defense is going to get outs most times.
- Barry Zito

Right is its own defense.
- Bertolt Brecht

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

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

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 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

The moral equation strongly tells everyone who understands freedom,
who understands morality, that Israel is engaging in
a just war in defense of its people and its freedom.
- George Pataki

We have to distrust each other.
It is our only defense against betrayal.
- Tennessee Williams

Brave men do not gather by thousands to torture and
murder a single individual,
so gagged and bound he cannot make even feeble resistance or defense.
- Ida B. Wells

When you shoot someone who is fleeing,
it's not self-defense.
It's an execution.
- Stephen Carter

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

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

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

In our time political speech and writing are largely
the defense of the indefensible.
- George Orwell

The aims of life are the best defense against death.
- Primo Levi

I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense;
I call it intelligence.
- Malcolm X

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

The backbone of our nation's domestic defense against
terrorist attacks will continue to be the men and women
in local law enforcement and emergency services.
- Saxby Chambliss

We need a defense budget that's big enough to sustain
an increase in the size of the Army.
- James Talent

We do not need to eat animals, wear animals,
or use animals for entertainment purposes,
and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure,
amusement, and convenience.
- Gary L. Francione

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

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

For there is no defense for a man who,
in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight.
- Aeschylus

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

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

If your basic premise about the fundamental purpose
of our government is that it must provide for the common defense,
then no other position is possible.
- Don Nickles

There is no defense against a perfect pass.
I can throw the perfect pass.
- Dan Marino

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

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

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

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

I only direct in self-defense.
- Mel Brooks

If you are going to have to play defense all the time,
you cannot have the kind of ingenuity,
assertiveness, independence, and intelligence which
is what has made our country strong.
- Arlen Specter

War is just a racket...
I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else.
- Smedley Butler

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

Liberals subscribe to the new flexible,
pluralistic definition of the family;
their defense of families carries no conviction.
- Christopher Lasch

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

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

Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation,
that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?
- Patrick Henry

Murder begins where self-defense ends.
- Georg Buchner

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

In such a state, humility is the virtue of men,
and their only defense; to walk humbly with God,
never doubting, whatever befall, that His will is good,
and that His law is right.
- Paul Elmer More

I think all of you know there is no adequate defense
against massive nuclear attack.
- George Wald

If we don't start playing better on defense,
it's going to be hard.
We can't just sit there and win shootouts.
- William Thomas

I want to compliment The Heritage Foundation for its
work on behalf of a strong national defense.
- Don Nickles

Each and every Notary Public plays a crucial role in
combating identity theft.
They serve as our front line of defense and the public
is safer because of the job they do.
- Ken Salazar

That's how you win - pitching and defense.
- Derek Jeter

The Sicilian Defense album was never released and never
will be if I have anything to do with it.
I have not heard it since it was finished.
I hope the tapes no longer exist.
- Alan Parsons

Teacher unions are an interest group that acts in defense of their own interests,
which means the union bosses' interests,
not the members.
- Peter Brimelow

Without comedy as a defense mechanism I wouldn't be able to survive.
- Garry Shandling

But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense,
a way of concealing motives and thoughts,
as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and
preventing communication.
- Abraham Maslow

I want each and every West Virginian to have bragging rights.
I want to stop playing defense and start playing offense.
So, together, let us grab the reins of history.
- Joe Manchin III

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


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