Defense Quotes

Defense is the stronger form with the negative object, and attack the weaker form with the positive object.

Ernest Hemingway

Defense is superior to opulence.

Adam Smith

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

Malcolm X

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

Mignon McLaughlin

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

Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.

Gloria Steinem

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice; moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

John Adams

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

Frank Oz

All defense secretaries in wartime have, needless to say, made misjudgments.

Bill Kristol

Big league defense is going to get outs most times.

Barry Zito

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

George Orwell

The longer the life the more the offense, the more the offense the more the pain, the more the pain the less defense and the less defense the less the gain.

Sir T. Wyatt

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

Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.

Joseph Addison
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