Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained in arms, is the best most natural defense of a free country.
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
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?
I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence.
There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights.
My father never raised his hand to any one of his children, except in self-defense.
The best defense is a good offense.
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.
Murder begins where self-defense ends.
A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
Humor is just another defense against the universe.
A government without the power of defense! It is a solecism.
Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
I only direct in self-defense.
Self-defense is the clearest of all laws; and for this reason - the lawyers didn't make it.
There is certainly no defence or water -proof garment against adverse fortune which is, on the whole, so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.
A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.
Are we at last brought to such an humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?
We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.