Top 40 Self-Defense Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Self-Defense Quotes from famous people such as John Barrasso, Laurence Tribe, Lexi Alexander, John Cena, Olga Fonda, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Carrying a concealed weapon is a sign of self-defense,

Carrying a concealed weapon is a sign of self-defense, self-protection, and I think it lowers crime.
John Barrasso
The Second Amendment does protect the right to people to possess weapons for self-defense in the home. That’s what the Supreme Court said.
Laurence Tribe
In my other work as a self-defense instructor, I have taught the importance of listening to one’s gut instincts.
Lexi Alexander
I was very unique as a child, dressed a certain way, acted a certain way, didn’t fit in with everybody. So I immediately got picked on, especially around the age of 12 and 13, when you start going to junior high and start mingling with the older kids. To counteract that, strictly for self-defense, I wanted to get bigger.
John Cena
For the longest time, my older brother told me he was teaching me self-defense, but now that I’m grown up, I realize he was just practicing his martial arts on me.
Olga Fonda
In the present imperialistic milieu there can be no wars of national self-defense.
Karl Liebknecht
War, except in self-defense, is a failure of moral imagination.
Bill Moyers
Given the genocidal belligerence of Iranian threats against Israel, it is hard to take issue with Israel’s right to preemptive self-defense.
Conrad Black
The police and armed forces must prioritize safeguarding their lives, those of their companions and of honest citizens. The use of lethal force is authorized in self-defense or in defense of the lives of Salvadoreans.
Nayib Bukele
Martial arts is self-growth. It’s artistic impression. It’s self-defense… it doesn’t have any place in politics.
Scott Coker
My father was the first person to introduce me to self-defense and martial arts, which I’ve been doing all my life now.
Joe R. Lansdale
The Black Panther party of Self-Defense is a revolutionary party.
Bobby Seale
Semi-automatic rifles, like semi-automatic handguns, have not traditionally been banned and are in common use by law-abiding citizens for self-defense in the home, hunting, and other lawful uses.
Brett Kavanaugh
Lying is an elementary means of self-defense.
Susan Sontag
We all recognize that Colorado and our nation have a long and storied tradition of gun ownership for hunting, outdoor recreation and self-defense. However, I am not convinced that combat weapons are necessarily part of that heritage.
Mark Udall
I strongly believe that the Second Amendment creates an individual right to possess and use guns for purposes of both hunting and self-defense.
Cass Sunstein
Legitimate use of violence can only be that which is required in self-defense.
Ron Paul
The President has launched a very agressive campaign of self-defense, with the goal of getting Americans to buy into his vision of America on the world stage.
Gwen Ifill
The two most important things to do for self-defense are not to take a martial arts class or get a gun, but to think like the opposition and know where you’re most at risk.
Barry Eisler
We have this tradition of the Second Amendment and people’s rights to self-defense and a certain suspicion that the government can’t be trusted.
John Hickenlooper
I am learning self-defense techniques.
Soha Ali Khan
I learned to cook in self-defense. My wife doesn’t know what a kitchen is. In the first month of our marriage, she broiled lamb chops 26 nights in a row. Then I took over. I used to mind her not caring about food, but no more – as long as I can eat what I want.
Alan King
The Second Amendment is, of course, very much part of the American fabric. But the intent of the founders was that the amendment protected the rights of citizens to bear arms in a militia for their collective self-defense.
Peter Bergen
My father never raised his hand to any one of his children, except in self-defense.
Fred Allen
Fighting corruption is not just good governance. It’s self-defense. It’s patriotism.
Joe Biden
The goal of jiu-jitsu in self-defense isn’t to take someone down to the ground – the goal in jiu-jitsu for self-defense is actually to be able to defend yourself on the ground, get up, and get away from an attacker. That’s what the goal is.
Jocko Willink
Joe Biden’s nomination of gun-grabber David Chipman, who wants to ban, confiscate, and destroy the most popular self-defense and hunting rifle in America owned by millions of American patriots, is a clear indication that the ATF’s war on gun owners is just beginning and is about to crank up.
Marjorie Taylor Greene
The need for self-defense naturally exists outside and inside the home, I would hold the 2nd Amendment applies outside the home.
Thomas Hardiman
It’s a lose-lose situation to get in a confrontation on the street. If you can break contact and get away, break contact and get away. That’s what you should learn self-defense for.
Jocko Willink
Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.
George Orwell