Self-defense is a part of the law of nature; nor can it be denied the community, even against the king himself.
The tree of liberty could not grow were it not watered with the blood of tyrants.
The first step in saving our liberty is to realize how much we have already lost, how we lost it, and how we will continue to lose it unless fundamental political changes occur.
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.
For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well organized and armed militia is their best security.
Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its only sure defense.
Our capacity to retaliate must be, and is, massive in order to deter all forms of aggression.
Harsh necessity, and the newness of my kingdom, force me to do such things and to guard my frontiers everywhere.
Commonly they must use their feet for defense whose only weapon is their tongue.
Right is its own defense.
The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.
Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
There is no adequate defense, except stupidity, against the impact of a new idea.
Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.
The defense budget is more than a piggy bank for people who want to get busy beating swords into pork barrels
Strength lies not in defense but in attack
Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.
Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion... in private self-defense.
The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders.
A funeral eulogy is a belated plea for the defense delivered after the evidence is all in.
A government without the power of defense! It is a solecism.
Adequate defense has been the catchword of every militarist for centuries.
As far as missile defense is concerned, a very thorough consultation process is underway.
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