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Defense Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Defense are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

The great defense against the air menace
is to attack the enemy's aircraft
as near as possible to their point of departure.
- Winston Churchill

Related topics: Government Political War

Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm,
but willing to draw blood in its defense.
- Mark Overby

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

A nation that continues year after year
to spend more money on military defense
than on programs of social uplift
is approaching spiritual doom.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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

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


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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.
- Barry Goldwater

Humor is just another defense against the universe.
- Mel Brooks

There is no defense against adverse fortune which is
so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.
- Thomas W. Higginson

There are only two things we should fight for.
One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights.
- Smedley Butler

I think the environment should be put in the category
of our national security.
Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad.
Otherwise what is there to defend?
- Robert Redford

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My father never raised his hand to any one of his children,
except in self-defense.
- Fred Allen

Bobby Knight told me this: 'There is nothing that a
good defense cannot beat a better offense.'
In other words a good offense wins.
- Dan Quayle

A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people,
trained in arms, is the best most natural defense of a free country.
- James Madison

The type of athletes we draft still need types of versatility
on the defense side of the ball,
run the offense.
You should still be concerned on the offense side of the ball.
- Isiah Thomas

Lawyers claim that their clients have been grossly mistreated,
which is what criminal defense lawyers are paid to do.
- Kenneth Starr

In '82 Brazil showed that you can't win the World Cup without a solid defense.
- Alan Hansen

There is no defense against a perfect pass.
I can throw the perfect pass.
- Dan Marino

In such a state, humility is the virtue of men,
and their only defense; to walk humbly with God,
never doubting, whatever befall, that His will is good,
and that His law is right.
- Paul Elmer More

When you shoot someone who is fleeing,
it's not self-defense.
It's an execution.
- Stephen Carter

Surely the Department of Defense can and needs to do
a better job of training new and existing first responders
to respond to sexual assaults occurring in the military.
- Louise Slaughter

For us Australians, Singapore also represents sacred soil.
Almost 2000 Australians died here in the defense of
your island country and our neighborhood.
- Michael Jeffery

I think I came to see Islam, or at least one part of Islam,
as an important defense mechanism against the commercialization of the world.
- Peter Jennings

Ronald Reagan said that he sought a Star Wars defense
only in order to share the technology with the tyrants of the U.S.S.R.
- Christopher Hitchens

In silence - and in self-defense - I figured things
out in my own little way.
- Loretta Young

When people see the budget, they're going to say,
'Oh, my God, I wanted a tax cut, but I didn't know
what you were going to do to health care and to Medicare and national defense.'
- John Breaux

I was learning, as I did in the Ministry of Defense.
I never knew, but I always learned.
- Shimon Peres

The only defense is offense, which means that you have
to kill more women and children more quickly than the
enemy if you wish to save yourselves.
- Stanley Baldwin

I want each and every West Virginian to have bragging rights.
I want to stop playing defense and start playing offense.
So, together, let us grab the reins of history.
- Joe Manchin III

Big league defense is going to get outs most times.
- Barry Zito

Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation,
that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?
- Patrick Henry

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

If your basic premise about the fundamental purpose
of our government is that it must provide for the common defense,
then no other position is possible.
- Don Nickles

We will strengthen our security by building missile defense,
restoring our military might, and standing by and strengthening
our intelligence officers.
- Mitt Romney

The defendant wants to hide the truth because he's generally guilty.
The defense attorney's job is to make sure the jury
does not arrive at that truth.
- Alan Dershowitz

Lying is an elementary means of self-defense.
- Susan Sontag

The extra pass and the extra effort on defense always get the job done.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

A government without the power of defense!
It is a solecism.
- James Q. Wilson

Without comedy as a defense mechanism I wouldn't be able to survive.
- Garry Shandling

Truth is the best defense.
- Ward Churchill

I support development and deployment of a limited national missile defense.
Few if any of our duties surpass our obligation to
provide for the common defense of our nation.
- Joe Lieberman

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.
- Herman Kahn

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

We've been playing ugly.
Without all of our bodies, we've been kicking it all over the shop,
but fortunately we've been able to make the big buckets
and rely on our defense for once.
- Steve Nash

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

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.
- Pat Schroeder

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

The moral equation strongly tells everyone who understands freedom,
who understands morality, that Israel is engaging in
a just war in defense of its people and its freedom.
- George Pataki

Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
- Joseph Addison

I always root for the defense.
- Wellington Mara

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

We do not need to eat animals, wear animals,
or use animals for entertainment purposes,
and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure,
amusement, and convenience.
- Gary L. Francione

So-called defense now absorbs sixty per cent of the national budget,
and about twelve per cent of the Gross National Product.
- George Wald

Teacher unions are an interest group that acts in defense of their own interests,
which means the union bosses' interests,
not the members.
- Peter Brimelow

War is just a racket...
I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else.
- Smedley Butler

There's nothing wrong with being a Conservative and
coming up with a Conservative believe in foreign policy
where we have a strong national defense and we don't go to war so carelessly.
- Ron Paul

Those wars are unjust which are undertaken without provocation.
For only a war waged for revenge or defense can be just.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Brave men do not gather by thousands to torture and
murder a single individual,
so gagged and bound he cannot make even feeble resistance or defense.
- Ida B. Wells

Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute.
- Charles Cotesworth Pinckney

National defense is the sacred duty of the young and all other people.
- Kim Jong Il

The Internet was developed in large part by U.S.
government research funding to develop new communications networks,
starting with a network created by the Department of Defense.
- Robin Hayes

Our firefighters are our last line of defense,
baby.
- Jack Scalia

The attack and our response show just how vital Arizona's
military bases are to the defense of our country.
We need to do everything we can to protect them.
- Jane D. Hull

But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense,
a way of concealing motives and thoughts,
as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and
preventing communication.
- Abraham Maslow

A little tough talk in the midst of a campaign or as
part of a presidential debate cannot obscure a record
of 30 years of being on the wrong side of defense issues.
- Dick Cheney

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

We need a defense budget that's big enough to sustain
an increase in the size of the Army.
- James Talent

If you see a defense team with dirt and mud on their
backs they've had a bad day.
- John Madden


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