Quotes of Defense

“ They say that the best defense is offense, and I intend to start offending right now. ”

- Captain James

“ Attack is the best form of defense. ”

- Unknown

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

- Mark Overby

“ Right is its own defense. ”

- Bertolt Brecht

“ Self-defense is Nature's eldest law. ”

- John Dryden

“ 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

“ 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

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

- Mignon McLaughlin

“ In these times we fight for ideas and newspapers are our fortress. ”

- Heinrich Heine

“ There is only one justification for having sinned, and that is to be glad of it. ”

- H.L. Mencken

“ Fighting men are the city's fortress. ”

- Alcaeus

“ In this time the enemy began to undermine our fort, which was situated sixty yards from Kentucky River. ”

- Daniel Boone

“ Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian's weapon. ”

- Martin Luther

“ We had a good Cabinet meeting, talked about a lot of issues. Secretary of State and Defense brought us up to date about our desires to spread freedom and peace around the world. ”

- George W. Bush

“ Often times I have hated in self-defense; if I were stronger I would not have used such a weapon. ”

- Khalil Gibran

“ In the second half, La Conner tightened their defense. They packed defenders into the box... the ball kept deflecting off people. ”

- Brian Adams

“ He coached a perfect game tonight, offense and defense. It was one of the best coached games I've seen in some time. ”

- Rick Pitino

“ The first line of defense against any terrorist attack will be our first responders. ”

- Thomas Carper

“ I was pleased with the results but every time I look at both of those pictures, I feel a little bit of the pain I felt in trying to put it together. ”

- Faith Ringgold

“ It is a base thing to look to others for your defense instead of depending upon yourself. That defense alone is effectual, sure, and durable which depends upon yourself and your own valor. ”

- Niccolo Machiavelli

“ Resentment seems to have been given to us by nature for a defense, and for a defense only! It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence. ”

- Adam Smith

“ 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

“ 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. ”

- Joseph Lieberman

“ There's no telling what might have happened to our defense budget if Saddam Hussein hadn't invaded Kuwait that August and set everyone gearing up for World War II. Can we count on Saddam Hussein to come along every year and resolve our defense-policy debates? Given the history of the Middle East, it's possible. ”

- Gandhi

“ The surest defense against Evil is extreme individualism, originality of thinking, whimsicality, even — if you will — eccentricity. That is, something that can't be feigned, faked, imitated; something even a seasoned imposter couldn't be happy with. ”

- Joseph Brodsky

“ The CIA's and the Defense Department's long denial of the possibility of chemical weapons exposure was a great disservice to thousands of Gulf War veterans whose tour of duty in the Persian Gulf has adversely affected their health. ”

- Terry Everett

“ Today, the US spends less on defense as a percentage of our economy than we did at any time since he Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For the world's only superpower, that is an invitation to very serious trouble. ”

- Steve Forbes

“ It is one thing to say with the prophet Amos, "Let justice roll down like mighty waters," and quite another to work out the irrigation system. Clearly there is more certainty in the recognition of wrongs than there is in the prescription for their cure. ”

- William Sloane Coffin

“ I think our defense is better than we played (Monday) night and I think our offense is better, but obviously we proved we don't play super every weekend,... They whipped me, they whipped my coaches and they whipped my football team. ”

- Dick Vermeil

“ The best defense against the atom bomb is not to be there when it goes off. ”

- Anonymous
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