Quotation Explorer - 'Defend'

Love' is the only weapon I have, I will defend with love, I will attack with love. - Amit Kalantri
When you confidently defend fiction, think about reality also - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
We'd do well to remember that at the end of the day, the law doesn't defend us; we defend the law. And when it becomes contrary to our morals, we have both the right and the responsibility to rebalance it toward just ends. - Edward Snowden
Defend the truth with all you might so that the people of the future do not learn a lie. - Auliq Ice
Never defend yourself, but define yourself with your imagination and actions. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
The individual must not merely wait and criticize, he must defend the cause the best he can. The fate of the world will be such as the world deserves. - Albert Einstein
Actuated by the most glorious cause that mankind ever fought in, I am determined to defend this post to the very last extremity.
It is a law of nature that we defend ourselves from one affection only by means of another. - Paul Valery
The largest part of what we call 'personality' is determined by how we've opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness". - Alain de Botton
I am strong and skilled in battle, and I know how to defend what’s mine. - Koll in Mating Season - Allie Ritch
One day I had nothing but my childhood to defend myself.......... - Sameh Elsayed
We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home. - Edward R. Murrow
Clearly, a civilization that feels guilty for everything it is and does will lack the energy and conviction to defend itself. - Jean Francois Revel
The truly noble heart sacrifices itself for others’ good, to defend the weak and the good against evil. To a heart like this, a heart devoted to chivalry, courage is a matter of form. - J. Aaron Gruben
The artist's duty is to defend the exceptional: the imagination. - Marty Rubin
America does not need a permission slip to defend ourselves. - George W. Bush
Don't be afraid of who you're not.. Be afraid of never knowing who you are. Defend your authentic self. - Karen Laffey
I could only defend myself so much. It was my word against his. There was no evidence, nor was there any proof. My word meant very little. - Brenda Perlin
...not everyone is willing to defend a position of 'not knowing.' There is no virtue in ignorance for its own sake. - B.F. Skinner
One problem with today's culture is that we defend too many rights and ignore too many wrongs. - Ron Brackin
I can retain neither respect nor affection for government which has been moving from wrong to wrong in order to defend its immorality - Mahatma Gandhi
The truth is, the notion that gay marriage is harmful to marriage, is sort of mind-boggling, because these are people trying to get married. But it seems to me, if you want to defend marriage against something, defend it against divorce. - Cokie Roberts
Transparency means to dedicate our thoughts and efforts to non privacy rules and not to defend negative intelligence ideas or surveillance programs. - Auliq Ice
Libertarianism holds that the only proper role of violence is to defend person and property against violence, that any use of violence that goes beyond such just defense is itself aggressive, unjust, and criminal - Murray N. Rothbard
Bring forward what is true. Write it so that it is clear. Defend it to your last breath. - Ludwig Boltzmann
But what am I to do? I must have some drug, and reading isn't a strong enough drug now. By writing it all down (all? - no: one thought in a hundred) I believe I get a little outside it. That's how I'd defend it to H. But ten to one she'd see a hole in the defence. - C.S. Lewis
Some believe all that parents, tutors, and kindred believe. They take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates, because they are born heirs to them. - Alan Watts
We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender. - Sir Winston Churchill
We need to defend the interests of those whom we've never met and never will. - Jeffrey D. Sachs
the apostles of mediocrity shall always stand to defend mediocrity out of mediocrity - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Defend myself? I cannot defend the verbal repressions of a boy. A curmudgeonly, cantankerous, ill-tempered, counterfeit boy. - Coco J. Ginger
Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses. - Brian Tracy
it is easier to induce national governments to discriminate against foreign producers than to defend the interests of domestic consumers - George W. Stocking
Politics is not about divide the nation in the name of religion/cast but to the defend the country & represent it in international forums. - Debasish Sinha
The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure. - Albert Einstein
I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it. - Voltaire
So long as society is founded on injustice, the function of the laws will be to defend injustice. And the more unjust they are the more respectable they will seem. - Anatole France
You can try to defend discrimination on grounds that people are acting according to their conscience, but never forget that those same people may find it conscionable to discriminate against you next. - DaShanne Stokes
Any formal attack on ignorance is bound to fail because the masses are always ready to defend their most precious possession - their ignorance. - Hendrik Willem van Loon
Nature has made up her mind that what cannot defend itself shall not be defended. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is in racists' best interest to maintain white supremacy at all costs. They will defend it with their lives, but ONLY after they've defended it with ours. - Darnell Lamont Walker
The purpose of the false self is to defend against pain - not deal with reality - Robert W. Firestone
Such was a poet and shall be and is-who'll solve the depths of horror to defend a sunbeam's architecture with his life: and carve immortal jungles of despair to hold a mountain's heartbeat in his hand. - E.E. Cummings
We are obliged to respect, defend and maintain the common bonds of union and fellowship that exist among all members of the human race. - Cicero
If the international community is not ready to defend the principles which it itself has proclaimed as its foundations, let it say so openly, both to the people of Bosnia and to the people of the world. Let it proclaim a new code of behavior in which force will be the first and the last argument. - Alija Izetbegović
Man is guaranteed only those rights which he can defend. - Jack McCoy
My mind is the only sanctuary that has not been stolen from me. Men have tried to breach it before, but I've learned to defend it vigorously, for I am only safe with my innermost thoughts. - Christopher Paolini
The biblical account of Noah's Ark and the Flood is perhaps the most implausible story for fundamentalists to defend. Where, for example, while loading his ark, did Noah find penguins and polar bears in Palestine? - Judith Hayes
We cannot defend liberty abroad by deserting it at home. - Edward R. Murrow
Animal fight to defend their bodies. Humans curse to defend their imagination of themselves. - Devdutt Pattanaik
I am not apologetic. I don’t define or defend my philosophical thoughts. You have to feel them, think about them, imagine them, and then try to understand them. My thoughts are my truths. They may not be your truth, and that is fine with me. - Debasish Mridha
Educate your children, educate yourself, in the love for the freedom of others, for only in this way will your own freedom not be a gratuitous gift from fate. You will be aware of its worth and will have the courage to defend it. - Joaquim Nabuco
The role of the artist today is to defend feeling against the machine. - Marty Rubin
A Man who has the confidence to not feel the need to defend his point of view and at the same time possess the openness to accept other's point of view, without being judgemental, yet managingto stay true to his convictions - Is the Man of Real Substance! - Wordions
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. - Voltaire
May God defend me from my friends; I can defend myself from my enemies. - Voltaire
What? No defense? Any student of mine must be able to defend his ideas against an attack. No matter how you spend your life, your wit will defend you more often than a sword. Keep it sharp! - Patrick Rothfuss
You always have to defend the imagination against idiots. - Ursula K. Le Guin
The task of the artist today is to defend feeling against the machine. - Marty Rubin
One day I had nothing but my childhood to defend myself………. - Sameh Elsayed
So I'll be your queen if you'll be my king,My knight to defend my claimed heart.I need no crown, just your last name and a ringAnd the promise you'll never depart. - Phar West Nagle
Beautiful girls should know how to defend themselves against the advances of gentlemen. - Cassandra Clare
Live so that your friends can defend you but never have to.
You will never develop courage if you don’t stand in the middle of the battle afraid and pick up the sword anyways, to defend what is right. You might feel like you are outnumbered, but heroes always are. - Shannon L. Alder
Truth be told, are you ready to defend yourself? - Aireen Pontillo
In inventing [General Juan Manuel de] Rosas’ self-justification, I have taken the liberty of drawing almost exclusively on the words of Tony Blair, and the various self-justifications he produced to defend his foreign policy adventures with George Bush in the Middle East and the Central Asia. - Harry Thompson
You can repeat lies of others without hesitationBecause, you don’t have to give justification But, saying truth you have to be fearless and courageousBecause, you have to defend your viewsYou can not say truth without hurting sentiments of many people - Sammy Toora
I defended this country as a young man, and I will defend it as president. - John Kerry
People mistakenly assume that their thinking is done by their head; it is actually done by the heart which first dictates the conclusion, then commands the head to provide the reasoning that will defend it. - Anthony de Mello
A country road, a gravel road, is a sign of civilization, sure, but it’s just a farm, an easy conquest. Iron means a stronghold, people who can defend what’s theirs. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it. - Daniel Webster
There's the country of America, which you have to defend, but there's also the idea of America. America is more than just a country, it's an idea. An idea that's supposed to be contagious. - Bono
We defend and we build a way of life, not for America alone, but for all mankind. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
The voices in my head does not likes attitude of some people. I know how to defend myself, but I do not want to hurt their feelings for ease my pain. - Sammy Toora Powerlifter
Politics is not about divide the nation in the name of religion/cast but to defend the country & represent it in international forums. - Debasish Sinha
There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity. - Robertson Davies
All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it; if the job is forced on them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else. - H. L. Mencken
Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We do not hate those we fight; we do not love those we defend. - Unknown
Freedom without the strength to support it and, if need be, defend it, would be a cruel delusion. And the strength to defend freedom can itself only come from widespread industrialisation and the infusion of modern science and technology into the country's economic life. - Jamsetji Tata
Points of views that are expressed on Twitter don’t intend to offend, but rather defend and open the conversation up to everyone so that no one has to pretend. - Germany Kent
The law does not expect a man to be prepared to defend every act of his life which may be suddenly and without notice alleged against him. - John Marshall
A negative person vociferously retaliates to defend their own vested interest only whereas a positive person vigorously substantiate own valid points to show the bright aspect, but surprisingly often both appears to be arguing with others only and they can be differentiated in the said respect. - Anuj Somany
I am not superior than anybody, don't say i am, else i won't defend you when you get caught. - Michael Bassey Johnson
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government. - Edward Abbey
America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our country. - George W. Bush
the poor dog, in life the firmest friend, the first to welcome, the foremost to defend. - George Gordon Byron
Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it. - Pericles
The truth is like a lion; you don’t have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself. - Augustine of Hippo
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