Defense Quotes

The first duty of any Government is to safeguard its people against external aggression. To guarantee the survival of our way of life.

Slander is the revenge of a coward, and dissimulation his defense.

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.

A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.

Nations live or die by the way they respond to the particular challenges they face. Those challenges may be internal or external; they may be faced by a nation alone or in concert with other nations; they may come gradually or suddenly. There is no immutable law of nature that says only the unjust will […]

And if, to be sure, sometimes you need to conceal a fact with words, do it in such a way that it does not become known, or, if it does become known, that you have a ready and quick defense.

Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its one sure defense.

For among other evils caused by being disarmed, it renders you contemptible; which is one of those disgraceful things which a prince must guard against.

We must take care always to keep ourselves, by suitable establishments, in a respectable defensive posture.

Having the Pentagon attacked is a red flag, not a red herring. The flag does not get redder or realer than that. With all due respect to the poor souls who didn’t deserve to die in New York, a successful breaching of America’s defense core – speaking from reason and not sentiment – should be […]