Defense Quotes

Political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.

George Orwell

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

Barry Goldwater

Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense.

Steve Landesberg

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason.

Thomas Paine

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

George Orwell

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

Sallust

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

Johnnie Cochran

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

George Wald

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

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

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

Lawrence Clark Powell

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

Adequate defense has been the catchword of every militarist for centuries.

Frank B. Kellogg

A government without the power of defense! It is a solecism.

James Q. Wilson

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

Irvin S. Cobb

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

Edward Abbey

Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion... in private self-defense.

John Adams

A faithful friend is a strong defense, and he that hath found such a one hath found a treasure.

Bible

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

Tennessee Williams

Strength lies not in defense but in attack

Adolf Hitler

The defense budget is more than a piggy bank for people who want to get busy beating swords into pork barrels

George Bush

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

Acquiring weapons for the defense of Muslims is a religious duty. If I have indeed acquired these weapons, then I thank God for enabling me to do so. And if I seek to acquire these weapons, I am carrying out a duty. It would be a sin for Muslims not to try to possess the weapons that would prevent the infidels from inflicting harm on Muslims.

Osama bin Laden
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