Defense Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old defense quotes, defense sayings, and defense proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Defense is the first act of war. Byron Katie
The best defense is a good offense. Jack Dempsey
The best defense is a confusing offense. Kimberly Pauley
A stronger defense is an investment in peace. Ronald Reagan
Art is our defense against hysteria and death. Theodore Roethke
The best defense against partisanship is expertise. Roger Angell
The best defense of democracy is an informed electorate. Thomas Jefferson
The best defense against democracy is to distract people. Noam Chomsky
Defense involves three things: courage, energy, intelligence. Don Meyer
The purpose of education is to teach a defense against eloquence. Bertrand Russell
The only defense against the world is a thorough knowledge of it. John Locke
Your defense will save you on the nights that your offense isn't working. Adolph Rupp
The core of our defense is the faith we have in the institutions we defend. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Defense wins championships. A good offense is beat by a good defense, always. Eric Bolling
Defense is attack, attack is defense, each being the cause and result of the other. Bruce Lee the only honourable course where there is unreadiness for self-immolation. Mahatma Gandhi
My philosophy of defense is to keep the pressure on an opponent until you get to his emotions. John Wooden
The only defense against evil, violent people is good people who are more skilled at violence. Rory Miller
There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor. Thomas Wentworth Higginson
To me, defense is a mental attitude. It takes will and heart to go out there and lock your man up. Michael Finley
Defense is the stronger form with the negative object, and attack the weaker form with the positive object. Ernest Hemingway
Our defense is not in our armaments, nor in science, nor in going underground. Our defense is in law and order. Albert Einstein
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
Self-defense is not just a set of techniques; it's a state of mind, and it begins with the belief that you are worth defending. Rorion Gracie
Truth is the best defense. Ward Churchill
Innocence is its own defense. Benjamin Franklin
Defense is superior to opulence. Adam Smith
The best defense is not to offend. Chuck Norris
The best form of defense is attack. Carl von Clausewitz
Self-defense is Nature's eldest law. John Dryden
Defense can't guard two things in a row. Chuck Daly
Defense is a lot more natural to me than offense. Scott Rolen
Self-defense is not only our right; it is our duty. Ronald Reagan
Great defense consists of 3 R's: read, react, and rotate. Peter P. Carr
The best defense is a well-directed fire from your own guns. David Farragut
Any defense of common sense must allow that it is revisable. Ernest Sosa
Defense is one man guarding the ball and four others helping him. Mike Krzyzewski
Defense doesn't break down on the help, it breaks down on the recovery. Chuck Daly
Adequate defense has been the catchword of every militarist for centuries. Frank B. Kellogg
Preparation for defense is an inalienable prerogative of a sovereign state. Franklin D. Roosevelt
The best defense for any group of people is what we do to defend other people. Russell Simmons
If you want team play, you must stress defense. Defense makes players unselfish. John Brady
The defense of marriage is the defense of freedom. Neither of which is obsolete. Nancy Pearcey
Self-defense is the clearest of all laws, and for this reason: lawyers didn't make it. Douglas William Jerrold
To those who don't think defense is important, you'll get the best seat on the bench. Rick Majerus
The best defense against terrorism is a strong offensive against terrorists. That work continues. George W. Bush
Defense is a definite part of the game, and a great part of defense is learning to play it without fouling. John Wooden