Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense
Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression.
When you think about it, a home run is a mistake. The idea is to hit the ball hard, on a line, so the defense can't react to it. Hit it high in the air, which is how most home runs are hit, and most of the time it will be caught. It's a mistake
The nation's obligation to her defenders is as old as that defense itself.
If you want team play, you must stress defense. Defense makes players unselfish.
Often times I have hated in self-defense; if I were stronger I would not have used such a weapon
"But love of the wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only home we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need - if only we had eyes to see."
"I come more and more to the conclusion that wilderness, in America or anywhere else, is the only thing left that is worth saving."
"The idea of wilderness needs no defense. It only needs more defenders."
"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit."
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
The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.
Self-defense is the clearest of all laws, and for this reason: lawyers didn't make it
Often times I have hated in self-defense; if I were stronger I would not have used such a weapon.
We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.
That is not to say that we can relax our readiness to defend ourselves. Our armament must be adequate to the needs, but our faith is not primarily in these machines of defense but in ourselves.
Ceremony is necessary as the outwork and defense of manners.
I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do. I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it call itself my home, my fatherland, or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use --silence, exile and cunning.
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.
Education must have two foundations --morality as a support for virtue, prudence as a defense for self against the vices of others. By letting the balance incline to the side of morality, you only make dupes or martyrs; by letting it incline to the other, you make calculating egoists.
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.
In the earliest days, this was a project I worked on with great passion because I wanted to solve the Defense Department's problem: it did not want proprietary networking and it didn't want to be confined to a single network technology.
Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny; it is the political defense of women hating.
For target shooting, that's okay. Get a license and go to the range. For defense of the home, that's why we have police departments.
Self-defense is the clearest of all laws, and for this reason: lawyers didn't make it.
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.
Never make a defense or an apology until you are accused.
Only those who are ideologically opposed to†military†programs think of the defense budget as the first and best place to get resources for social welfare needs.