Defense Quotes

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

Being briefed only once is a quaint defense. You're either briefed or not briefed.

Mark Davis

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

Lawrence Clark Powell

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

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

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

George Wald

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

Johnnie Cochran

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

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

Sallust

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

George Orwell

All might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they should.

Samuel Adams

A just fear of an imminent danger, though there be no blow given, is a lawful cause of war.

Sir Francis Bacon

To come to know your enemy, first you must become his friend, and once you become his friend, all his defences come down. Then you can choose the most fitting method for his demise.

Tokugawa Ieyasu

We're in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country.

Ronald Reagan

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

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Updated On : May 13, 2013
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