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Positive Quotes about Defense

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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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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 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

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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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.

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

Humor is just another defense against the universe.
- 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

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

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

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

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

In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk;
bravery is a rampart of defense.
- Sallust

In '82 Brazil showed that you can't win the World Cup without a solid defense.
- Alan Hansen

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

National defense is the sacred duty of the young and all other people.
- Kim Jong Il

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

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

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

The ABA works tirelessly in its efforts involving the first line of defense:
the prevention of burn injuries.
- Richard Neal

Murder begins where self-defense ends.
- Georg Buchner

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

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

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

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

Legitimate use of violence can only be that which is
required in self-defense.
- Ron Paul

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

The left sees nothing but bigotry and superstition
in the popular defense of the family or in popular
attitudes regarding abortion,
crime, busing, and the school curriculum.
- Christopher Lasch

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

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

Lawyers claim that their clients have been grossly mistreated,
which is what criminal defense lawyers are paid to do.
- Kenneth Starr

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

It is impossible to have a public trial if you can't
guarantee the safety of witnesses,
judges or defense counsel.
- Richard Goldstone

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

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

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

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

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

A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense,
never for attack.
- Frank Oz

The professional study of economics has become ideological brainwashing.
It is a defense of the excesses of the capitalist system.
- David Korten

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

I only direct in self-defense.
- Mel Brooks

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

A funeral eulogy is a belated plea for the defense
delivered after the evidence is all in.
- Irvin S. Cobb

National Missile Defense is of a nature to retrigger
a proliferation of weapons,
notably nuclear missiles.
Everything that goes in the direction of proliferation is a bad direction.
- Jacques Chirac

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

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

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

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

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

And, you see, we are living in a world in which all
wars are wars of defense.
- George Wald

The attack and our response show just how vital Arizona's
military bases are to the defense of our country.
We need to do everything we can to protect them.
- Jane D. Hull

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

Rock and roll music - the music of freedom frightens
people and unleashes all manner of conservative defense mechanisms.
- Salman Rushdie

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

Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit
which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men,
in all lands, everywhere.
Destroy this spirit and you have planted
the seeds of despotism around your own doors.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

We all know how powerful the web can be for raising political money.
Well, if you're game, the Duke Cunningham Legal Defense
Fund is apparently ready to accept your donation.
- Joshua Micah Marshall

If it doen't make sense, you should find for the defense.
- Johnnie Cochran

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

The Intelligence Committee will also examine present
counterintelligence programs for the Department of Energy,
the National Laboratories, and the Department of Defense.
- Charles Foster Bass

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

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

The idea of wilderness needs no defense,
it only needs defenders.
- Edward Abbey


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