Quotes and Sayings about Defense



"The extra pass and the extra effort on defense always get the job done."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Defense, Effort, Job)

"Clearly the Secretary of Defense, my boss, would like nothing better than to get Osama bin Laden and to get... to ensure the complete defeat of al-Qaida, because we know that al-Qaida is planning operations against the United States even as we speak here."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Boss, Defeat, Defense, Nothing, Osama bin laden, Planning, states, United)

"The question at the end of the day was, the courts having found there was no defense, a producer about to go to jail, should CBS in effect tell the producer go to jail even though there is no law at all that we can use to get you out of jail?"
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Day, Defense, Effect, End, Law, Question)

"Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Criticism, Defense, Obscurity)

"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
(Related: Wealth, Defense, Excess, Justice, Man, Sight)

"The logical thing is to implement the Arab Defense Agreement."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Agreement, Defense)

"A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Friend, Defense, Treasure)

"The hardest people to reach with the love of God are not the bad people. They know they are bad. They have no defense. The hardest ones to win for God are the self-righteous people."
- Charles L. Allen
(Related: Love, God, People, Defense, Self)

"My father never raised his hand to any one of his children, except in self-defense."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Father, Children, Self)

"When I handed over the names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union, I had come to the conclusion that the loss of these sources to the U.S. would not compromise significant national defense, political, diplomatic interests."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Compromise, Defense, Loss, Names)

"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
(Related: War, Basketball, Defense, First, Weapons)

"They had been monitoring the site for a very long time, and at times, I received over 100 hits from the Department of Defense on the website, so I wasn't the slightest bit surprised."
- Sherman Austin
(Related: Time, Defense)

"I think we match up with anybody because our pitching. In a short series you run your big three out there or four out there. That generally is what wins a series - pitching and defense. If we can catch the ball and not give away any runs like we do sometimes."
- Dusty Baker
(Related: Defense)

"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
(Related: Women, Children, Defense, Enemy)

"Let us never forget this: since the day of the air, the old frontiers are gone. When you think of the defense of England you no longer think of the chalk cliffs of Dover; you think of the Rhine. That is where our frontier lies."
- Stanley Baldwin
(Related: Day, Defense, EnglForget, Lies, Old)

"The bomber will always get through. The only defense is in offense, which means that you have to kill more women and children more quickly that the enemy if you want to save yourselves."
- Stanley Baldwin
(Related: Women, Children, Defense, Enemy, Want, Will)

"Since the day of the air, the old frontiers are gone. When you think of the defense of England you no longer think of the chalk cliffs of Dover; you think of the Rhine."
- Stanley Baldwin
(Related: Day, Defense, England, Old)

"It would be a lot different for me because there is a lot of information that you need to know about as a player. How pitchers are pitching you, how defenses are playing, certain situations about certain pitchers."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Information)

"The Intelligence Committee will also examine present counterintelligence programs for the Department of Energy, the National Laboratories, and the Department of Defense."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Intelligence, Committee, Defense, Energy, Present, Will)

"The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island."
- William Blackstone
(Related: Strength, Defense, England, Navy)

"The power of the ballot we need in sheer defense, else what shall save us from a second slavery?"
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Power, Defense, Slavery)

"Advances in technology will continue to reach far into every sector of our economy. Future job and economic growth in industry, defense, transportation, agriculture, health care, and life sciences is directly related to scientific advancement."
- Christopher Bond
(Related: Health, Life, Technology, Growth, Agriculture, Care, Defense, Economy, Future, Job, Will)

"The U.S. is looking to India as more then just a marketplace for our defense products, but as a technology, aerospace and strategic partner for our future endeavors."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Technology, Defense, Future)

"The last time I spoke with Robert was back in May. When his wife was murdered, I talked to several radio stations in defense of him because I know how Bobby Blake really is, and as far as I'm concerned, there's no murder in his heart."
- Tommy Bond
(Related: Time, Wife, Heart, Defense, May, Murder)

"I noticed that this defense attorney is a very, very intelligent man, and he's very cool and he's very knowledgeable, and I think that personally I'd like to have an attorney like him."
- Tommy Bond
(Related: Defense, Man)

"You have to play defense, that's how you win."
- Peter Bondra
(Related: Defense, Play)

"If you support the war on drugs in its present form, then you're only paying lip-service to the defense of freedom, and you don't really grasp the concept of the sovereign individual human being."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: War, Being, Defense, Drugs, Freedom, Present, Support)

"If we turn our back on the people of this country who need to work for a living, we shouldn't be here, to be honest, because that has to be an essential part of what we do to protect the country, from the standpoint of defense, protect workers and make sure they have jobs."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Work, People, Country, Defense, Jobs, Living, Workers)

"For target shooting, that's okay. Get a license and go to the range. For defense of the home, that's why we have police departments."
- James Brady
(Related: Home, Defense, Police)

"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
(Related: Health, God, People, Care, Defense, Tax)

"Right is its own defense."
- Bertolt Brecht
(Related: Defense, Right)

"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
(Related: Bosses, Defense, Interest)

"I only direct in self-defense."
- Mel Brooks
(Related: Self)

"Humor is just another defense against the universe."
- Mel Brooks
(Related: Humor, Defense, Universe)

"This is not a contest between persons. The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. I come to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty - the cause of humanity."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Cause, Defense, Error, Humanity, Land, Liberty)

"Murder begins where self-defense ends."
- Georg Buchner
(Related: Murder, Self)

"The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: Government, Defense)

"One of the people that wrote a forward to my book is Gerry Spence, whom I admire. Gerry is a friend of mine, and Gerry's perhaps the leading criminal defense attorney in the country."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: People, Friend, Country, Defense, Leading)

"Education is the cheap defense of nations."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Education, Defense, Nations)

"We must maintain strong defenses, military and spiritual."
- Prescott Bush
(Related: Military, Spiritual)

"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
(Related: Defense, Fight, Rights)

"War is just a racket... I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else."
- Smedley Butler
(Related: War, Defense, Nothing)

"The nation's obligation to her defenders is as old as that defense itself."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Defense, Nation, Obligation, Old)

"Over the course of two years, we arrived at a point where we began to look at the value added by making information more easily accessible across the intelligence community, both defense and national."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: Intelligence, Community, Defense, Information, Value, Years)

"The president, just as any other American, deserves a legal defense against personal lawsuits not related to his office. But the costs of that defense should be borne by him and not the taxpayer."
- Ben Nighthorse Campbell
(Related: Legal, American, Defense, Office, President)

"I voted for the Defense of Marriage Act but I do not believe we should institutionalize a form of discrimination against any minority by amending the Constitution."
- Ben Nighthorse Campbell
(Related: Marriage, Act, Constitution, Defense, Discrimination, Minority)

"I get a kick out of watching a team defense me. A player moves two steps in one direction and I hit it two steps the other way. It goes right by his glove and I laugh."
- Rod Carew
(Related: Defense, Direction, Right)

"From protecting our natural resources to providing maritime security and national defense, the Coast Guard's duties are broad in scope, and the performance of those duties has never been more important."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Performance, Defense, Security)

"When you shoot someone who is fleeing, it's not self-defense. It's an execution."
- Stephen Carter
(Related: Execution, Self)

"When France resolved, along with England, to lend assistance in the legitimate defense of Poland, the realization burst on us that a conflict of awesome proportions was inevitable."
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Conflict, Defense, EnglFrance)

"In the earliest days, this was a project I worked on with great passion because I wanted to solve the Defense Department's problem: it did not want proprietary networking and it didn't want to be confined to a single network technology."
- Vinton Cerf
(Related: Technology, Defense, Network, Passion, Project, Want)

"The backbone of our nation's domestic defense against terrorist attacks will continue to be the men and women in local law enforcement and emergency services."
- Saxby Chambliss
(Related: Men, Women, Defense, Law, Nation, Will)

"Intelligence is our first line of defense against terrorism, and we must improve the collection capabilities and analysis of intelligence to protect the security of the United States and its allies."
- Saxby Chambliss
(Related: Intelligence, Defense, First, Security, states, Terrorism, United)

"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
(Related: Being, Debate, Defense, Talk, Wrong, Years)

"The Department of Defense took 40 years to get where it got."
- Michael Chertoff
(Related: Defense, Years)

"We've certainly learned a lot of lessons from Katrina, from Rita. Rita was better than Katrina. We're doing a better job planning. We're closer - more closely aligned with the Department of Defense. These things would be positive things if we were to have another attack."
- Michael Chertoff
(Related: Positive, Defense, Job, Planning)

"The only defensible war is a war of defense."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: War, Defense)

"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
(Related: Nature, Defense, Direction, Weapons)

"Legislation passed in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 enhanced our intelligence capabilities and strengthened our national defense, but until now our nation's immigration policies have not adapted to the needs of a post-September 11th world."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Intelligence, Defense, Legislation, Nation, Needs, Now, Post, World)

"I trust it will not be giving away professional secrets to say that many readers would be surprised, perhaps shocked, at the questions which some newspaper editors will put to a defenseless woman under the guise of flattery."
- Kate Chopin
(Related: Trust, Editors, Flattery, Giving, Questions, Secrets, Will, Woman)

"Truth is the best defense."
- Ward Churchill
(Related: Truth, Defense)

"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: Defense, Departure, Enemy)

"Those wars are unjust which are undertaken without provocation. For only a war waged for revenge or defense can be just."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: War, Defense, Revenge)

"Democrats are committed to mapping a new direction in Iraq, and we will work with the President and the new Defense Secretary to ensure that the will of the American people guides our future actions."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Work, People, Actions, American, Defense, Democrats, Direction, Future, Iraq, President, Will)

"A funeral eulogy is a belated plea for the defense delivered after the evidence is all in."
- Irvin S. Cobb
(Related: Defense)

"If it doen't make sense, you should find for the defense."
- Johnnie Cochran
(Related: Defense, Sense)

"I think humor is a very serious thing. I use it as a way of weakening the reader's defenses so that I can more easily take him to something more."
- William Collins
(Related: Humor)

"As a kid I was short and only weighed 95 pounds. And though I was active in a lot of Sports and got along with most of the guys, I think I used comedy as a defense mechanism. You know making someone laugh is a much better way to solve a problem than by using your fists."
- Tim Conway
(Related: Sports, Comedy, Defense)

"The judge decided in this case that both the state and the defense would have the opportunity to respond to certain kinds of press. This is one such instance."
- Catherine Crier
(Related: Opportunity, Defense, Press, State)

"I grew a love for helpless, defenseless things. People would give me lions and jaguars. I had cheetahs, monkeys."
- Dick Dale
(Related: Love, People)

"But if our nation goes over a financial Niagara, we won't have much strength and, eventually, we won't have peace. We are currently borrowing the entire defense budget from foreign investors. Within a few years, we will be spending more on interest payments than on national security. That is not, as our military friends say, a 'robust strategy.'"
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Peace, Strategy, Financial, Strength, Borrowing, Defense, Friends, Interest, Military, Nation, National security, Niagara, Will, )

"If our nation goes over a financial Niagara, we won't have much strength and, eventually, we won't have peace. We are currently borrowing the entire defense budget from foreign investors. Within a few years, we will be spending more on interest payments than on national security. That is not, as our military friends say, a 'robust strategy.'"
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Peace, Strategy, Financial, Strength, Borrowing, Defense, Friends, Interest, Military, Nation, National security, Niagara, Will, )

"Being briefed only once is a quaint defense. You're either briefed or not briefed."
- Mark Davis
(Related: Being, Defense)

"If I had to resign every time the Cabinet disagrees with me, I could not last as a Defense Minister one week."
- Moshe Dayan
(Related: Time, Defense)

"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
(Related: Truth, Defense, Job, Jury)

"Last year, Congress gave the Department of Defense the authority to design a new civilian personnel system for its employees as part of the defense authorization bill."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: Design, Authority, Congress, Defense, Employees)

"I believed that I was being forced to sacrifice my family and my career in defense of the Communist Party, from which I had long been separated and which I had grown to dislike and distrust."
- Edward Dmytryk
(Related: Family, Sacrifice, Being, Career, Defense, Distrust, Party)

"Connecticut's first responders and defense workers work every day to help us achieve these goals."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Work, Goals, Day, Defense, First, Help, Workers)

"These are men and women who are willing to risk their lives in defense of their country. And the fact that their orientation - sexual orientation's been held against them is a blot on our nation's reputation."
- Dick Durbin
(Related: Men, Women, Country, Defense, Fact, Nation, Reputation, Risk)

"Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny; it is the political defense of women hating."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Women, Defense, Expression, Feminism)

"Keep a journal, and learn how to see how you as an individuals sees information so you can learn your own sign language. Meditate and practice psychic self defense and surrounding yourself with prayer."
- John Edward
(Related: Defense, Information, Language, Practice, Prayer, Self)

"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
(Related: Defense, Trying)

"It is hard for a black man to just be himself. We spend so much time in defense of something that is indefensible because there is nothing to defend."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Time, Defense, Man, Nothing)

"It's always great when a defense is able to create turnovers and score. That's something we missed last year. We'd get some turnovers, but we never scored points."
- Nick Ferguson
(Related: Defense)

"The best defense against these people is to educate parents and children of the dangers that come along with the Internet and by limiting access to certain sites during the school day."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: People, Children, Day, Defense, Internet, Parents, School)

"Space exploration is important research to our economic and national defense, and America's space program is a symbol of our success as a scientifically and technologically advanced nation."
- Randy Forbes
(Related: Success, America, Defense, Exploration, Nation, Research, Space, Symbol)

"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
(Related: Time, Defense, Economy, Today, Trouble, World)

"Evil is the shadow of angel. Just as there are angels of light, support, guidance, healing and defense, so we have experiences of shadow angels. And we have names for them: racism, sexism, homophobia are all demons - but they're not out there."
- Matthew Fox
(Related: Angels, Defense, Evil, Guidance, Healing, Light, Names, Racism, Sexism, Shadow, Support)

"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
(Related: Amusement, Animals, Defense, Entertainment, Pleasure)

"So the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is out there preserving and fighting for, and sometimes winning and sometimes losing, the fight for First Amendment rights in comics and, more generally, for freedom of speech."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Legal, Winning, Defense, Fight, Fighting, First, Freedom, Rights, Losing, Speech)

"It's pitching, hitting and defense that wins. Any two can win. All three make you unbeatable."
- Joe Garagiola
(Related: Defense)

"I always received much more satisfaction as a defense attorney in obtaining an acquittal for a client than I ever have as a D.A. in obtaining a conviction. All my interests and sympathies tend to be on the side of the individual as opposed to the state."
- Jim Garrison
(Related: Conviction, Defense, Satisfaction, State)

"When you look at where the Democratic field is going relative to foreign policy, they are increasingly moving away from a policy of pre-emptive self-defense that the president has adopted since September 11."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Policy, Foreign policy, President, Self)

"Spending on programs such as national defense and funding the operating budgets of all federal agencies represent only 39 percent of our yearly budget, an all-time low."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Budgets, Defense)

"America needs to be defended. We need missile defense to better police the skies over the United States."
- Rudy Giuliani
(Related: America, Defense, Needs, Police, states, United)

"It is impossible to have a public trial if you can't guarantee the safety of witnesses, judges or defense counsel."
- Richard Goldstone
(Related: Defense, Judges, Public, Safety)

"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
(Related: Virtue, Defense, Extremism, Justice, Liberty, Moderation, Pursuit)

"Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."
- Barry Goldwater
(Related: Virtue, Defense, Extremism, Justice, Liberty, Moderation, Pursuit, Vice)

"We need to have a strong defense focused on areas that are in the greatest vulnerability. I have been very concerned about America's 361 seaports as a point in which terrorist activities and materials could be brought into the country."
- Bob Graham
(Related: America, Country, Defense, Vulnerability)

"People break down after a couple of hours. All the defenses go down, and there's a kind of communication that if I spent 20 years in a living room with one of these people, I would never, never know as much about them as I do in that one day."
- Lee Grant
(Related: People, Communication, Day, Living, Years)

"Libel actions, when we look at them in perspective, are an ornament of a civilized society. They have replaced, after all, at least in most cases, a resort to weapons in defense of a reputation."
- Henry Anatole Grunwald
(Related: Society, Actions, Defense, Perspective, Reputation, Weapons)

"Our foreign policy needs to support our energy, economic, defense and domestic policies. It all falls within the arch of national interest. There will be windows of opportunity, but they will open and close quickly."
- Chuck Hagel
(Related: Policy, Opportunity, Defense, Energy, Foreign policy, Interest, Needs, Open, Support, Will, Windows)

"Putting together a counter- terrorism policy, it's very easy to look at law enforcement or defense, military action or stopping the money flows or whatever, but the really difficult part is integrating all aspects of the policy, and I think she put a lot of emphasis on that."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: Money, Policy, Action, Defense, Law, Military, Terrorism)

"In '82 Brazil showed that you can't win the World Cup without a solid defense."
- Alan Hansen
(Related: Brazil, Defense, World)

"As long as every generation rises to its challenges and stands up in defense of liberty - as Americans have done in the past and as our men and women continue to do today - our nation will remain free and strong."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Men, Women, Americans, Defense, Liberty, Nation, Past, Today, Will)

"As a scientist in the field of biological warfare defense, I have never had any reservations whatsoever about helping the anthrax investigation in any way that I could."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Defense, Investigation)

"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
(Related: Government, Defense, Internet, Network, Research)

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

"It's a failure of national vision when you regard children as weapons, and talents as materials you can mine, assay, and fabricate for profit and defense."
- John Hersey
(Related: Failure, Vision, Children, Defense, Profit, Weapons)

"There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor."
- Thomas W. Higginson
(Related: Humor, Defense, Fortune, Sense)

"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
(Related: Technology, Defense, Order)

"That a man be willing, when others are so too, as far forth as for peace and defense of himself he shall think it necessary, to lay down this right to all things; and be contented with so much liberty against other men, as he would allow other men against himself."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Men, Peace, Defense, Liberty, Man, Right)

"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
(Related: Country, Defense, Military)

"If we can't find cuts in the defense budget, we're not looking carefully enough."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Defense)

"The President has launched a very agressive campaign of self-defense, with the goal of getting Americans to buy into his vision of America on the world stage."
- Gwen Ifill
(Related: Goal, Vision, America, Americans, President, Self, World)

"National defense is the sacred duty of the young and all other people."
- Kim Jong Il
(Related: People, Defense, Duty)

"The superior man is the providence of the inferior. He is eyes for the blind, strength for the weak, and a shield for the defenseless. He stands erect by bending above the fallen. He rises by lifting others."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Strength, Blind, Eyes, Man, Providence)

"Every good citizen makes his country's honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and its conscious that he gains protection while he gives it."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Life, Country, Defense, Honor, Protection, Risk)

"There is nothing so skillful in its own defense as imperious pride."
- Helen Hunt Jackson
(Related: Defense, Nothing, Pride)

"In defense of our persons and properties under actual violation, we took up arms. When that violence shall be removed, when hostilities shall cease on the part of the aggressors, hostilities shall cease on our part also."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Defense, Violence)

"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
(Related: Country, Defense)

"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
(Related: Islam, Defense, World)

"That's how you win - pitching and defense."
- Derek Jeter
(Related: Defense)

"This nation can no longer tolerate the autonomous conduct of any single service. A waste of the resources of America in spendthrift defense is an invitation to disaster for America."
- Louis A. Johnson
(Related: America, Defense, Disaster, Nation, Service, Waste)

"Eighty percent of the problems that beset unification immediately disappeared when the President signed the bill increasing the authority and the responsibility of the Secretary of Defense."
- Louis A. Johnson
(Related: Authority, Defense, President, Problems, Responsibility)

"We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex, industrialized society. We have truly entered the century of the educated man."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Age, Education, Men, Society, Luxury, Man, Necessity)

"Today, Jewish defense is an accepted thing."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: Defense, Today)

"It is immoral from almost any point of view to refuse to defend yourself and others from very grave and terrible threats, even as there are limits to the means that can be used in such defense."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Defense, Grave, Limits)

"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
(Related: Defense, First, Military, Needs, Welfare)

"Adequate defense has been the catchword of every militarist for centuries."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Defense)

"The sacrifices made by veterans and their willingness to fight in defense of our nation merit our deep respect and praise - and to the best in benefits and medical care."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Medical, Benefits, Care, Deep, Defense, Fight, Merit, Nation, Praise, Respect, Veterans)

"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.
(Related: Money, Defense, Military, Nation, Spiritual)

"The professional study of economics has become ideological brainwashing. It is a defense of the excesses of the capitalist system."
- David Korten
(Related: Defense, Economics, Study)

"All defense secretaries in wartime have, needless to say, made misjudgments."
- Bill Kristol
(Related: Defense)

"These soldiers deserve a better defense secretary than the one we have."
- Bill Kristol
(Related: Defense, Soldiers)

"They scored 26 points in three quarters. That's solid defense."
- Bill Laimbeer
(Related: Defense)

"I ask the American people to consider the legacy this administration has handed us in the defense budget as we spend billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars without the tools and ability to track these dollars."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: People, Ability, American, Defense, Tools)

"The left sees nothing but bigotry and superstition in the popular defense of the family or in popular attitudes regarding abortion, crime, busing, and the school curriculum."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Family, Abortion, Bigotry, Crime, Curriculum, Defense, Nothing, Popular, School, Superstition)

"Liberals subscribe to the new flexible, pluralistic definition of the family; their defense of families carries no conviction."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Family, Conviction, Defense, Liberals)

"A time is marked not so much by ideas that are argued about as by ideas that are taken for granted. The character of an era hangs upon what needs no defense."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Time, Ideas, Character, Defense, Needs)

"The aims of life are the best defense against death."
- Primo Levi
(Related: Death, Life, Defense)

"While the men of the steel industry were going through blood and gas in defense of their rights and their homes and their families, elsewhere on the far-flung C.I.O. front the hosts of labor were advancing and intelligent and permanent progress was being made."
- John L. Lewis
(Related: Men, Progress, Being, Blood, Defense, Rights, Labor)

"We need to ensure our men and women in uniform are equipped with the very best money can buy. We also have to make sure critical military technologies are developed in America and that the U.S. defense manufacturing base remains healthy and strong."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Men, Money, Women, America, Defense, Manufacturing, Military)

"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
(Related: Development, Defense, Nation, Obligation, Support)

"In the present imperialistic milieu there can be no wars of national self-defense."
- Karl Liebknecht
(Related: Present, Self)

"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
(Related: Men, Defense, Liberty, Prizes, Spirit)

"People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Society, Work, People, Football, Problems, Will)

"It is just as cowardly to judge an absent person as it is wicked to strike a defenseless one. Only the ignorant and narrow-minded gossip, for they speak of persons instead of things."
- Lawrence G. Lovasik
(Related: Gossip)

"There can be no defense like elaborate courtesy."
- Edward V. Lucas
(Related: Courtesy, Defense)

"You do not export democracy through the Defense Department or the Defense Secretary. You do it through trade agreements, through the Department of Commerce and favorable agreements with our friends and neighbors across the globe."
- Stephen F. Lynch
(Related: Commerce, Defense, Democracy, Friends, Neighbors, Trade)

"What postmodernism gives us instead is a multicultural defense for male violence - a defense for it wherever it is, which in effect is a pretty universal defense."
- Catharine MacKinnon
(Related: Defense, Effect, Pretty, Violence)

"If you see a defense team with dirt and mud on their backs they've had a bad day."
- John Madden
(Related: Day, Defense)

"The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home."
- James Madison
(Related: Home, Danger, Defense, Tyranny)

"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
(Related: People, Body, Country, Defense)

"The jury could get the case as early as next week, but the defense says they just want to introduce one last-minute load of crap."
- Bill Maher
(Related: Defense, Jury, Want)

"Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression."
- Malcolm X
(Related: Power, Defense, Freedom, Oppression, Tyranny)

"I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence."
- Malcolm X
(Related: Intelligence, Defense, Self, Violence)

"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
(Related: History, Bragging, Defense, Rights, Want)

"I always root for the defense."
- Wellington Mara
(Related: Defense)

"There is no defense against a perfect pass. I can throw the perfect pass."
- Dan Marino
(Related: Defense)

"We all know how powerful the web can be for raising political money. Well, if you're game, the Duke Cunningham Legal Defense Fund is apparently ready to accept your donation."
- Joshua Micah Marshall
(Related: Legal, Money, Defense)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Behavior, Being, Communication, Defense, Language, Motives)

"Defense to me is the key to playing baseball."
- Willie Mays
(Related: Baseball, Defense, Key)

"Barbara Boxer is the most bitterly partisan, most anti-defense senator in the United States Senate today. I know that because I've had the unpleasant experience of having to serve with her."
- John McCain
(Related: Experience, Senate, states, Today, United)

"A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles."
- Mignon McLaughlin
(Related: Humor, Defense, Sense)

"Many defense experts have predicted that we face no greater threat from a single country than from Iran."
- Cathy McMorris
(Related: Country, Defense, Experts)

"In my own defense, I wrote a one-man show, and that to me was more where I fit."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Defense)

"Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against one's own despised and unwanted feelings."
- Alice Duer Miller
(Related: Feelings, Contempt, Defense)

"The right of self defense never ceases. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals, and whether the attack be made by Spain herself or by those who abuse her power, its obligation is not the less strong."
- James Monroe
(Related: Power, Abuse, Defense, Nations, Obligation, Right, Self, Spain)

"That is why it is so important not only to have excellent treatment but also to try to get back the immune defense, because there you have a natural defense that takes place everywhere."
- Luc Montagnier
(Related: Defense, Treatment)

"You can also make explicit certain social problems which, again, would be prejudged or not encountered at all in real life, because people have set up defenses against it. Fantasy allows you to get past defenses."
- Elizabeth Moon
(Related: Life, People, Fantasy, Past, Problems)

"Our laws are a reflection of our culture. Our culture does not condone the torture of innocent and defenseless creatures. And we as a society believe all God's creatures should be treated humanely."
- Joe Moore
(Related: Society, God, Culture, Laws, Reflection)

"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
(Related: God, Men, Virtue, Defense, Humility, Law, Right, State, Will)

"War, except in self-defense, is a failure of moral imagination."
- Bill Moyers
(Related: Imagination, War, Failure, Self)

"And we ask the American people to play an important part of our layered defense. We ask for cooperation, patience and a commitment to vigilance in the face of a determined enemy."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: People, American, Commitment, Cooperation, Defense, Enemy, Patience, Play, Vigilance)

"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
(Related: Defense, Ugly)

"The ABA works tirelessly in its efforts involving the first line of defense: the prevention of burn injuries."
- Richard Neal
(Related: First, Prevention)

"There's no excuse for skimping on national defense when the country is at war."
- Bill Nelson
(Related: War, Country, Defense)

"If you really believe the number one priority of our government is the protection of our people, then the idea of being defenseless against an intercontinental ballistic missile or any other type of weapon system that puts us in jeopardy is not acceptable."
- Don Nickles
(Related: Government, People, Idea, Being, Jeopardy, Protection)

"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
(Related: Government, Purpose, Defense)

"I want to compliment The Heritage Foundation for its work on behalf of a strong national defense."
- Don Nickles
(Related: Work, Compliment, Defense, Want)

"But the federal government, our collective government, has responsibilities that none of these other levels of government can fulfill; and chief among these is national defense."
- Don Nickles
(Related: Government, Defense)

"That is not to say that we can relax our readiness to defend ourselves. Our armament must be adequate to the needs, but our faith is not primarily in these machines of defense but in ourselves."
- Chester W. Nimitz
(Related: Faith, Defense, Machines, Needs, Relax)

"If a war be undertaken... before the resources of peace have been tried and proved vain to secure it, that war has no defense, it is a national crime."
- Charles Eliot Norton
(Related: Peace, War, Crime, Defense)

"I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Marriage, Act, Constitution, Defense, Senate, Vote, Will)

"In fact, in 2002, the Secretary of Defense authorized such support on a reimbursable basis to organizations formerly components of the Department of Justice and Department of the Treasury and currently components of the Department of Homeland Security."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Defense, Fact, Justice, Security, Support)

"In our time political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible."
- George Orwell
(Related: Time, Defense, Speech, Writing)

"Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac."
- George Orwell
(Related: War, Act, Self)

"A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack."
- Frank Oz
(Related: Knowledge, Defense, Force)

"But as far as I'm concerned, I can still play defense."
- Rafael Palmeiro
(Related: Defense, Play)

"I still feel like I can play defense at first base at a very high level."
- Rafael Palmeiro
(Related: Defense, First, Play)

"The Sicilian Defense album was never released and never will be if I have anything to do with it. I have not heard it since it was finished. I hope the tapes no longer exist."
- Alan Parsons
(Related: Hope, Defense, Will)

"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
(Related: War, Morality, People, Defense, Freedom, Israel)

"If you like small government you need to work hard at having a strong national defense that is not so militant. Personal liberty is the purpose of government, to protect liberty - not to run your personal life, not to run the economy, and not to pretend that we can tell the world how they ought to live."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Government, Work, Life, Purpose, Defense, Economy, Liberty, World)

"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
(Related: War, Policy, Being, Conservative, Defense, Foreign policy, Nothing, Wrong)

"Legitimate use of violence can only be that which is required in self-defense."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Self, Violence)

"No state, furthermore, unless it has aggressive military designs such as those which consumed Nazi leaders in the thirties, is likely to divert to defense any more of its resources and wealth and energy than seems necessary."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Wealth, Defense, Energy, Leaders, Military, State)

"Every state has not only the right but the duty to make adequate provision for its own defense in the way it thinks best, providing it does not do so at the expense of any other state."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Defense, Duty, Right, State)

"I was learning, as I did in the Ministry of Defense. I never knew, but I always learned."
- Shimon Peres
(Related: Defense, Learning)

"I probably visualize myself, the shots I'm going to get in the game, how I'm going to play defense, what we have to do to stop the other team's best player, what it's going to take out of me, the whole aspect of the game."
- Paul Pierce
(Related: Defense, Play)

"Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute."
- Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
(Related: Defense, Tribute)

"One of the reasons I continue to speak out is that the solutions to the counterterrorism problem involve other parts of the national security community - especially other elements of the Department of Defense, State, FBI, Homeland Security and the staff."
- John Poindexter
(Related: Community, Defense, National security, State)

"The Patriot Act removed major legal barriers that prevented the law enforcement, intelligence, and national defense communities from talking and coordinating their work to protect the American people and our national security."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Legal, Work, Intelligence, People, Act, American, Defense, Law, National security, Talking)

"I consider myself a moderate Republican. I have very, very moderate social views, and I'm pretty strong on, on defense matters."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Defense, Pretty, Republican)

"Books themselves need no defense. Their spokesmen come and go, their readers live and die, they remain constant."
- Lawrence Clark Powell
(Related: Books, Defense)

"I think we should be looking at the defense and seeing where we can actually be more efficient because I think that, you know, sometimes during the contracting process, we lose some efficiencies in that regard."
- Ben Quayle
(Related: Contracting, Defense)

"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
(Related: Defense, Knight, Nothing, Words)

"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
(Related: Defense, Environment, National security)

"Extol Jewish virtue, modern Zionism and the Israeli Defense Forces."
- Geraldo Rivera
(Related: Virtue, Defense)

"It's like all guys want to do is make a dunk, grab their shirt and yell out and scream - they could be down 30 points but that's what they do. Okay, so you made a dunk. Get back down the floor on defense!"
- Oscar Robertson
(Related: Want)

"We will strengthen our security by building missile defense, restoring our military might, and standing by and strengthening our intelligence officers."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Intelligence, Building, Defense, Military, Security, Will)

"The Secretary of Defense is not a super General or Admiral. His task is to exercise civilian control over the Department for the Commander-in-Chief and the country."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Control, Country, Defense, Exercise)

"Rock and roll music - the music of freedom frightens people and unleashes all manner of conservative defense mechanisms."
- Salman Rushdie
(Related: Music, People, Conservative, Defense, Freedom)

"Each and every Notary Public plays a crucial role in combating identity theft. They serve as our front line of defense and the public is safer because of the job they do."
- Ken Salazar
(Related: Defense, Identity, Job, Public, Theft)

"In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk; bravery is a rampart of defense."
- Sallust
(Related: Battle, Bravery, Cowards, Defense, Risk)

"We live in a dangerous world where rogue nations are developing longer range missiles. We have to make a strong effort at developing defenses against this threat."
- Jim Saxton
(Related: Effort, Nations, World)

"Our funding is based on our support of ideas like limited government, individual rights and a strong defense."
- Richard Scaife
(Related: Government, Ideas, Defense, Rights, Support)

"Our firefighters are our last line of defense, baby."
- Jack Scalia
(Related: Baby, Defense)

"As far as missile defense is concerned, a very thorough consultation process is underway."
- Gerhard Schroder
(Related: Defense)

"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
(Related: Men, Women, Children, Defense, Talk)

"I believe the war on terror is the vital discussion of this decade and of our generation, probably. To win the war on terror, you need a good offense and a good defense. On defense, I regret to say, basically, this administration has not come close to doing what is necessary."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: War, Defense, Regret, Terror)

"It is essential that all Americans take the time to honor and remember those individuals who gave their lives in defense of our liberty."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: Time, Americans, Defense, Honor, Liberty)

"Without comedy as a defense mechanism I wouldn't be able to survive."
- Garry Shandling
(Related: Comedy, Defense)

"However, the Department of Defense treats these detainees in accord with the Geneva Convention, even though that is not required because of the inhumane methods used by these killers."
- Bill Shuster
(Related: Defense)

"During the 2000 election, the current administration told our military, help is on the way. That is clearly not the case. The administration has failed to request the funds needed for the defense of this Nation. We must give the Army what it needs."
- Ike Skelton
(Related: Army, Defense, Help, Military, Nation, Needs)

"The Defense Department must do a better job of providing the best possible care for service women who are victims of sexual assault."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Women, Care, Defense, Job, Service, Victims)

"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
(Related: Defense, First, Job, Military, Needs, Training)

"Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense, and for a defense only! It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence."
- Adam Smith
(Related: Nature, Defense, Innocence, Justice, Resentment, Security)

"Defense is superior to opulence."
- Adam Smith
(Related: Defense)

"The most fundamental purpose of government is defense, not empire."
- Joseph Sobran
(Related: Government, Purpose, Defense)

"Lying is an elementary means of self-defense."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Lying, Self)

"All of the legal defense funds out there, they're looking for people out there with court of appeals experience, because court of appeals is where policy is made. And I know, I know this is on tape and I should never say that because we don't make law, I know. I know."
- Sonia Sotomayor
(Related: Legal, Experience, People, Policy, Court, Defense, Law)

"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
(Related: Intelligence, Time, Assertiveness, Country, Defense, Independence, Play)

"I am not disputing the need for this money. What I am disputing and calling attention to is the fact that we are taking the tab for defense in our time against terrorists in the Middle East and elsewhere and shoving this tab off onto our children."
- John Spratt
(Related: Time, Money, Attention, Children, Defense, Fact)

"We would take a little bit of money out of a huge increase in ballistic missile defense and put it in a place where it will do a lot of good, namely, in targeted pay increases to our enlisted personnel, particularly our NCOs and our junior warrant officers."
- John Spratt
(Related: Money, Defense, Will)

"I think I've got an outstanding defensive assistant staff that's really going to help us have consistent, strong defenses. And offensively, we have an excellent staff. We've got some younger guys on offense, but that's what I coach and have my entire coaching career."
- Steve Spurrier
(Related: Career, Coach, Coaching, Help)

"It is time we had a defense budget that lives within its means, accounts for what is truly required in Iraq and provides the best possible support for all our troops."
- Pete Stark
(Related: Time, Defense, Iraq, Support, Troops)

"Lawyers claim that their clients have been grossly mistreated, which is what criminal defense lawyers are paid to do."
- Kenneth Starr
(Related: Clients, Defense, Lawyers)

"Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one."
- Gloria Steinem
(Related: Conquest, Self)

"There are not as many women who support the national defense budget now as men. I really think there is a gender gap in the support for the large expenditures that are necessary to modernize the force."
- Ted Stevens
(Related: Women, Defense, Force, Gender, Now, Support)

"So I'd rather have a defense that's successful where everyone's comfortable in their positions."
- Michael Strahan
(Related: Successful, Defense)

"The Defense Department's plan to ban newspaper reporters from pool coverage of military operations is incredible. It reveals the administration to be out of touch with journalism, reality and the First Amendment."
- Arthur Ochs Sulzberger
(Related: Defense, First, Journalism, Military, Reality)

"I had learned many years ago in private business never to take responsibility without adequate authority; and the new Secretary of Defense, as budgets were sharply cut, quickly found that out."
- Stuart Symington
(Related: Business, Authority, Budgets, Defense, Responsibility, Years)

"We need a defense budget that's big enough to sustain an increase in the size of the Army."
- James Talent
(Related: Army, Defense)

"Wars begin in the minds of men, and in those minds, love and compassion would have built the defenses of peace."
- U. Thant
(Related: Love, Peace, Men, Compassion)

"It is being alleged that the Federal Government is 'cutting' spending. In fact, we are not 'cutting' anything. Defense spending under this budget would rise by 4.3 percent over last year. Other discretionary spending would also rise."
- Craig L. Thomas
(Related: Government, Being, Defense, Fact)

"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."
- Isaiah Thomas
(Related: Athletes, Defense, Draft)

"If we don't start playing better on defense, it's going to be hard. We can't just sit there and win shootouts."
- William Thomas
(Related: Defense)

"Rather than squander the surplus on tax breaks for the rich, we should add a prescription drug benefit to the Medicare program, shore up Social Security, fortify our defense, provide a quality public education and offer economic assistance to rural areas."
- Bennie Thompson
(Related: Education, Quality, Defense, Tax, Public, Security)

"My own ambition in the ring had always been skillful boxing, speed and defense - on the order of Mike Gibbons."
- Gene Tunney
(Related: Ambition, Boxing, Defense, Order)

"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
(Related: Defense)

"My job is to give the president and secretary of defense military advice before they know they need it."
- John W. Vessey, Jr.
(Related: Advice, Defense, Job, Military, President)

"Nonetheless, the research budgets of the Department of Defense are under enormous stress-and they are extremely important because they support more than 40 percent of all federal funding for engineering schools across the country. So the threat was and is real."
- Charles Vest
(Related: Budgets, Country, Defense, Engineering, Research, Schools, Stress, Support)

"Ronald Reagan's vision of smaller government, less taxes, and a strong national defense has led to a prosperous America. As president, he rebuilt our military and reinvigorated our confidence in ourselves."
- David Vitter
(Related: Government, Vision, America, Confidence, Defense, Military, President, Taxes)

"I think all of you know there is no adequate defense against massive nuclear attack."
- George Wald
(Related: Defense)

"And, you see, we are living in a world in which all wars are wars of defense."
- George Wald
(Related: Defense, Living, World)

"All War Departments are now Defense Departments. This is all part of the doubletalk of our time. The aggressor is always on the other side."
- George Wald
(Related: War, Time, Defense, Now)

"So-called defense now absorbs sixty per cent of the national budget, and about twelve per cent of the Gross National Product."
- George Wald
(Related: Defense, Now)

"This conviction brought me, in the summer of 1978, to the Free Trade Unions - formed by a group of courageous and dedicated people who came out in the defense of the workers' rights and dignity."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: People, Conviction, Defense, Dignity, Rights, Summer, Trade, Workers)

"The defense of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Defense, Dignity, Feeling, Rights, Hatred, Road)

"Wherever they have been arraigned, a plain charge has been exhibited against them. They have had an impartial trial and have been permitted to make their defense."
- Robert Walpole
(Related: Defense)

"For as long as this nation has known war, we have embraced the heroes it has produced. Americans have rightfully noted the honor and nobility of courage under hostile fire and thanked those who perished in their defense."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: War, Courage, Americans, Defense, Fire, Heroes, Honor, Nation, Nobility)

"New Yorkers should know that no one in the Administration, at the Department of Defense, or at the Selective Service System is advocating the reinstatement of the mandatory draft in any form."
- Jim Walsh
(Related: Defense, Draft, Service)

"Virginia is the absolute leader in homeland security and defense and information technology."
- Mark Warner
(Related: Technology, Leader, Defense, Information, Security)

"It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a Free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even of his personal services to the defense of it."
- George Washington
(Related: Government, Defense, May, Property, Protection)

"The only times an Afro-American who was assaulted got away has been when he had a gun and used it in self-defense."
- Ida B. Wells
(Related: Self)

"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
(Related: Men, Defense, Murder)

"I talked to General Downer about some of the funding about the National Guard and some of the civil defense workers, the firefighters, the police officers, and the way that FEMA is making them spend that money. We have got a problem there."
- Lynn Westmoreland
(Related: Money, Defense, Police, Workers)

"I received orders from Congress to proceed to Charleston in South Carolina, for the purpose of Co'operating with General Lincoln in the defense of that Capitol."
- Abraham Whipple
(Related: Purpose, Congress, Defense)

"Since 2001, the Patriot Act has provided the means to detect and disrupt terrorist threats against the U.S. Prior to enactment of the law, major legal barriers prevented intelligence, national defense, and law enforcement agencies from working together and sharing information."
- Roger Wicker
(Related: Legal, Intelligence, Act, Defense, Information, Law, Sharing)

"Several other aerospace and defense firms have announced plans to build facilities in north Mississippi in recent weeks. They join an impressive group of high-tech companies already doing business in our region."
- Roger Wicker
(Related: Business, Defense)

"When I come off the bench, I'm looking to add energy, and then I play defense and rebound. Also, at the end of the game, I have the experience to go out there and help us win."
- Sue Wicks
(Related: Experience, Defense, End, Energy, Help, Play)

"My mental approach is totally different. My coach predicated everything on defense. He always talked about defense, defense, defense. I took it to heart that if you play defense, you can take the heart from an offensive player."
- Eric Williams
(Related: Heart, Coach, Defense, Play)

"We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal."
- Tennessee Williams
(Related: Betrayal, Defense, Distrust)

"The defense of our democracy against the forces that threaten it from without has made some of its failures to function at home glaringly apparent."
- Wendell Willkie
(Related: Home, Defense, Democracy)

"A government without the power of defense! It is a solecism."
- James Q. Wilson
(Related: Government, Power)

"In silence - and in self-defense - I figured things out in my own little way."
- Loretta Young
(Related: Self, Silence)

"We have to get better at that. All of the Stanley Cup winning teams throughout the past few seasons, when they needed to play defense, they did it. If you can play defense, that's when you know it's game over."
- Steve Yzerman
(Related: Winning, Defense, Past, Play, Seasons)

"Big league defense is going to get outs most times."
- Barry Zito
(Related: Defense)