Quotations on Defense

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The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Idea, Defense, Needs, Wilderness)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Day, Defense, Effect, End, Law, Question)

Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Wealth, Defense, Excess, Justice, Man, Sight)

A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Love, God, People, Defense, 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: War, Basketball, Defense, First, Weapons)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Day, Defense, England, Old)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Time, Wife, Heart, Defense, May, Murder)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Health, God, People, Care, Defense, Tax)

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
(Keywords: Bosses, Defense, Interest)

Humor is just another defense against the universe.
- Mel Brooks
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Cause, Defense, Error, Humanity, Land, Liberty)

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
(Keywords: People, Friend, Country, Defense, Leading)

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

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Marriage, Act, Constitution, Defense, Discrimination, Minority)

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
(Keywords: Performance, Defense, Security)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Being, Debate, Defense, Talk, Wrong, 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
(Keywords: Positive, Defense, Job, Planning)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Intelligence, Defense, Legislation, Nation, Needs, Now, Post, World)

Those wars are unjust which are undertaken without provocation. For only a war waged for revenge or defense can be just.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Work, People, Actions, American, Defense, Democrats, Direction, Future, Iraq, President, Will)

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
(Keywords: Opportunity, Defense, Press, State)

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
(Keywords: Peace, Strategy, Financial, Strength, Borrowing, Defense, Friends, Interest, Military, Nation, National security, Niagara, Will, Years)

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
(Keywords: Peace, Strategy, Financial, Strength, Borrowing, Defense, Friends, Interest, Military, Nation, National security, Niagara, Will, Years)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Work, Goals, Day, Defense, First, Help, Workers)



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