Top 530 Defend Quotes

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If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a

If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a ‘peace conference’, you can be sure his government has already placed its orders for new battleships and airplanes.
Joseph Stalin
The same is the case with those opinions of man to which he has been accustomed from his youth; he likes them, defends them, and shuns the opposite views.
Being a midfielder, I need to get up and down, whether it’s to get back and defend or get away from my opposite number. Extra effort in training makes all the difference.
Aaron Ramsey
Whoever wants to be champions has to be able to attack and defend.
I learned how to defend the ball with my body and to be faster than my opponents.
Paulo Dybala
I’m able to defend. A lot of guys don’t have that willingness to defend and I think as a guard who’s undersized – that’s what everybody says; I’m undersized – I’m able to defend and willing to defend and bring that.
Donovan Mitchell
If pluralism and academic freedom are to be used to defend liberal speakers and ideas, they ought to be equally valid for conservative views.
Bob Beckel
I defend CNN! I defend all sorts of people when I think it’s wrong.
Gretchen Carlson
We are witnessing a great awakening. Millions of Texans, millions of Americans are rising up to reclaim our country, to defend liberty and to restore the Constitution.
Ted Cruz
Yes, Socialists should defend their country in great historical crises.
Karl Liebknecht
The worst thing would be for a Canada to develop a Hollywood. This is an industry we are going to have to fight to defend. We have to compete now so productions stay here. We don’t want entertainment to be like the steel industry.
Xavier Becerra
I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.
Evelyn Beatrice Hall
As someone who prepared our forces to deal with the multiplicity of operational and strategic challenges our country faces, I am confident about Israel’s capability to defend itself.
Benny Gantz
Thank God we’re going to try to continue and effectively defend our frontiers with the Border Patrol, with the Customs Department, with the Coast Guard, with the Armed Forces.
Barry McCaffrey
Here in the United States, corporations has human rights. And then why not – why not nature also, if corporations can defend themselves, saying, ‘We have human rights?’ Well, let’s admit that nature also should be protected.
Eduardo Galeano
In addition to sponsoring the Defend Israel Act, I am a proud co-sponsor of the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, which will protect the state of Israel from politically motivated attacks in the United Nations and economic discrimination here in the United States.
Jacky Rosen
Some nights it was a melee, literally, where I’d be standing trying to defend myself for what I was doing. People would be screaming at me to do my old act, and getting actually violent and angry at me.
Jim Carrey
On the right of Israel to exist and to defend itself, there is no opposition in Israel.
Tzipi Livni
I am not a player who goes on mazy runs – I like to defend. I like to do a job for the team.
Phil Jones
You take an oath to defend the constitution. Congress is the next chapter of our national service. We pledged an oath to defend the constitution and that means working together to make our constituents’ lives better.
Elissa Slotkin
You used to defend your musical values to the hilt, but now if something isn’t working, you just hop to another band. My youngest daughter went from Justin Bieber to the Jonas Brothers to Joy Division in the space of a few months!
Stephen Morris
Few things detract more from your credibility and the respect of your colleagues and peers than being called on the carpet to deflect accusations and defend an untruth.
Mark Goulston
I think that it’s very, very hard for the NRA to continue to defend the position that people who are on the terrorist watch list should be allowed to buy firearms in this country. That’s their position. I don’t know how they stand by it.
Sheldon Whitehouse
When you defend and rebound and you trust the pass on the offensive end, you’re going to have the ability to win a lot of games.
Frank Vogel
If you want to achieve something and have results and win competitions at a high level, you have to defend as a team.
Arjen Robben
I really do not think about ‘Oh, right now I have to defend those points and this title.’ I just really want to enjoy playing on the court, in front of the fans.
Li Na
I’m going to speak my mind. I’m going to defend conservatism as I understand it. I’m going to defend our ideas as the Republican Party.
Paul Ryan
If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.
Thomas Sowell
As a soldier, I stand ready to serve and protect and defend this country. And as a soldier, I know the cost of war. And as president and commander-in-chief, I will end these regime-change wars.
Tulsi Gabbard
Maryland needs someone in Congress who will fight to create jobs, stop out-of-control government spending and defend small businesses.
Andrew P. Harris
Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.
Samuel Adams
Nationalism can be a destructive force when it promotes

Nationalism can be a destructive force when it promotes intolerance and division. But it can also be a force for good, when it seeks to defend local autonomy against the homogenizing forces of larger entities.
Maxime Bernier
I think my siblings sometimes have to defend me within their social circles – they are both barristers.
Jenny Eclair
I suppose you could say I was always having to defend my style of captaincy. I did get a lot of criticism – some of it justified, other times as part of a tactic.
Alastair Cook
I’m so lucky to have been raised the way I have, because my parents believed that everyone had the right to their own feelings, opinions, and existence; as long as they weren’t harming others, you had to defend those rights.
George Clooney
It’s good to defend a player that’s as fast as me because I have to learn.
DeAndre Yedlin
I’m tired of being considered some kind of criminal or dangerous throwback for no other reason than that I value, exercise, and defend my rights under the first ten Amendments to the United States Constitution.
L. Neil Smith
To defend your major is pretty tough.
Brooks Koepka
You cannot defend a terrorist group just because they are fighting Daesh.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
It is not enough to merely defend democracy. To defend it may be to lose it; to extend it is to strengthen it. Democracy is not property; it is an idea.
Hubert H. Humphrey
As lawmakers, we swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution.
Conor Lamb
There’s still a role for the Association for Israel Studies. But not as the endpoint of scholarship and not as a fortress to defend Israel.
Ian Lustick
I don’t want to elbow someone; I just defend myself.
Marouane Fellaini
Some people ask how the conservative media can continue to defend Trump. It’s very easy for them: No matter how bad Trump is, the mainstream media and the Left will always be worse, you know? Don’t expect Rush Limbaugh to turn on him.
Charlie Sykes
If America has the right to target Osama bin Laden, or terrorists, of course Israel has the right to defend itself from terrorism.
Alan Dershowitz
In America, the dreamers, the disabled and the disadvantaged are not left to defend themselves, alone in their struggles.
Mike Honda
I would defend, just so long as I play.
David Trezeguet
The fight against international terrorism isn’t just a fight against a bunch of misguided extremists; it is a fight to defend the values that we hold dear.
Vikas Swarup
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples.
Amos Bronson Alcott
My goal is to defend our goal, save shots and not concede goals. But one thing that could happen is to score a goal from my penalty box to the other box directly.
I don’t trust that the big-business part of our coalition is ever going to defend federalism and argue against regulatory capture. I don’t trust that populists are going to defend religious liberty and the rights of creedal minorities.
Ben Sasse
Fighting for free enterprise means standing up for free markets. The freedom to succeed includes the freedom to fail. We must defend entrepreneurial capitalism against the onslaught of the American Left.
Mike Pence
Yet another reason to be angry at President Trump: He is forcing me – and every other American who is not a racist – to defend the most left-wing members of Congress.
Max Boot
As a personality, I’m fighter, you know. And I don’t give up, and if I believe I’m correct, I’m right, then I work, and I fight. Okay, this could be over a chess board, this could be in life, and so I defend my principles.
Anatoly Karpov
When I joined the Senate in January 2011, I raised my right hand, placed my left hand on the Bible, and swore a solemn oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. Defending the constitutional domain of the branch of government in which I serve is an obligation of that oath.
Ron Johnson
We need a new generation of leaders who will promote policies that will foster economic growth and alleviate the middle class squeeze, defend America’s national security against those who threaten our people, reform the culture of Washington, D.C., and reassert the constitutional principles that make our country unique.
Ron DeSantis
It almost goes without saying that when you are a startup, one of the first things you do is you start setting aside money to defend yourself from patent lawsuits, because any successful company, even moderately successful, is going to get hit by a patent lawsuit from someone who’s just trying to look for a payout.
Charles Duhigg
Liberals shouldn’t cede the responsibility to defend free speech on college campuses to conservatives. After all, without free speech, what’s liberalism about?
Bari Weiss
I wore a uniform to stand up for all rights and that means I don’t pick or choose which I defend, whether it’s for equality rights or women’s rights. I’ve been consistent on that in my public life. I’ve also stood up for religious freedom, conscience rights of freedom of speech.
Erin O’Toole
I don’t know how to defend myself: surprised innocence cannot imagine being under suspicion.
Pierre Corneille
With my husband, I do really appreciate the fact that we – even though we’re different kinds of Asian, there is a cultural shorthand between us, and I don’t have to explain anything. I’ve dated guys before who weren’t Asian-American, and it frustrated me when I would have to defend why beans belong in a dessert.
Ali Wong
Americans want our leaders to defend our values, our culture, our legacy of liberty and our way of life, not apologize.
Christine O’Donnell
Don't make the mistake of thinking that you have to agr

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that you have to agree with people and their beliefs to defend them from injustice.
Bryant H. McGill
Most of the computer compromises that we hear about use a technique called spear phishing, which allows an attacker access to a key person’s workstation. It’s extremely difficult to defend against.
Kevin Mitnick
These thieves defend themselves by saying, ‘I was there all the time, and the officials missed me.’ Favorite excuses for missing surveillance checkpoints: jacket covered the number took off the shirt with the number hidden in a crowd.
Joe Henderson
To plead for the Oppress’d and to defend the Weak seem’d to me a generous undertaking; for tho’ it may be secure, ’tis not always Honourable to run over to the strongest party.
Mary Astell
Tragically, the effort to make America and the world safer and to defend freedom around the world is not without an enormous cost to this Nation in terms primarily of lost lives and those who bear the scars and the wounds of war, and their families who must bear these losses.
John Warner
If you have a solution to immigration, it is possible to come home and defend it.
Lamar Alexander
Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.
Oliver Goldsmith
I feel like I can defend three different positions: point guards, shooting guards, and small forwards who don’t want to play too much in the post.
Iman Shumpert
Conservatives who defend libertinism as liberty misunderstand what our Founding Fathers meant. We all love freedom. But freedom has a higher purpose, as should conservatives.
Michael J. Knowles
Historically, the Justice Department has been Congress’ ally in fighting wrongdoing in government, but under this Justice Department and Eric Holder, rather than being the people’s attorney, Eric Holder sees himself as the president’s attorney and he’ll do anything to defend the president.
Blake Farenthold
Obviously, I like guys that can defend other positions. Draymond Green is doing a great job with Golden State. Jimmy Butler brings it every night when I’m out there.
Kawhi Leonard
The right to defend oneself is something that should never require us to be on a list, it should never require us to pay a tax, it should never require us to wait to be able to purchase a firearm to defend ourselves, it should never require rules or shame, or condemnation from another American.
Marjorie Taylor Greene
Romania will always defend the Roma’s right to move freely in Europe. They are European citizens and as long as there is no evidence they broke the law they should enjoy the same rights of any European citizen.
Traian Basescu
I see with greater and greater clearness that consistent Christianity is the easiest Christianity to defend.
John Gresham Machen
When I was 12, there was a kid a couple of grades older than me who was picking on my sisters. No matter how big they were, I would defend them.
Lucky Blue Smith
I am in politics to defend ideas, real conservative ideas. Because I passionately care about Canada’s future. Because I know that the free-market conservative philosophy has the best solutions to ensure our society is more prosperous, secure, and peaceful.
Maxime Bernier
If we cling to the institution of Islam, then we tend to defend it against whatever we see as a danger to it, so because of this we see now that many people are defending states, defending territories, defending everything institutional in the belief that they defend Islam.
Abdurrahman Wahid
The question is, will we continue to fight what may be a rearguard action to defend universal literacy as a central goal of our education system, or are we bold enough to see what’s actually happening to our culture?
Hugh Mackay
When you read the Oath of Office, to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, we should be supportive of people’s rights, their right of free speech.
Ron Rivera
To defend – it is very difficult to win two titles in a row.
Antonio Conte
I’m a happy member of the church. I’m proud of it and defend it. It makes me bold and gives me confidence. I feel I know the answer to life – that it’s all about. If you’re not searching for the answer to life, you have more time to make art. It’s a rock for me upon which I can tap dance.
Catherine Hicks
Well, on the one hand the Turks have the legitimate need to defend their national dignity – and this includes being recognized as a part of the west and Europe.
Orhan Pamuk
The Iron Dome system is a proven way for Israel to defend its citizens from hostile threats and will advance missile defense technology for us and other allies.
Rob Portman
My low center of gravity allows me to defend takedowns a lot better than most people. It’s very hard to get to my legs. It’s going to be really hard to take me down. There are a lot of positives to being my size.
Daniel Cormier
It’s difficult when you play the best teams in the world. You have to be strong as a team and defend and get clean sheets.
Toby Alderweireld
I listen to everyone but I am the first to defend what I believe.
Quique Setien
It is very tough to beat an English team. The type of football they play is only in the Premier League. They defend as though their lives depend on it. And they are very successful.
Frank Rijkaard
The Idea enters the brain from the outside. It rearranges the furniture to make it more to its liking. It finds other Ideas already in residence, and picks fights or forms alliances. The alliances build new structures, to defend themselves against intruders.
Bernard Beckett
When the state machinery defends criminals and the public prosecutors collude with the accused in certain cases and the victims are members of a particular community, then ‘Justice to all’ is empty rhetoric.
Kapil Sibal
But we know that the very God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time. And sometimes we’re called upon to defend both life and liberty – God’s blessings to Americans, and indeed, to all of His creation.
Sonny Perdue
My aim has always been to defend the secular foundation of our nation and the poor of our country – the creed sacred to Indiraji and Rajivji.
Sonia Gandhi
Too often, the idea seemed to be that the cost of being

Too often, the idea seemed to be that the cost of being part of Europe was being less like Britain. So after years of fighting to defend Europe against attacks from the Eurosceptic right, it would be fatal to retreat into the same arguments and begin the battle anew.
Douglas Alexander
We need to do whatever we can to defend ourselves against hacking.
Soren Skou
I took up arms for the freedom of my color. It is our own – we will defend it or perish.
Toussaint Louverture
The most important thing my grandfather taught me was that the most noble way to use your skills, intellect and energy is to defend the marginalized against those with the greatest power – and that the resulting animosity from those in power is a badge of honor.
Glenn Greenwald
You need to be able to defend. It’s massively important, and at Arsenal, we’ve sometimes been guilty of forgetting that.
Jack Wilshere
Being interviewed is an odd experience for me because I was an actor a long time before anyone ever asked me a question about myself. When I started being interviewed, I definitely felt I was being asked to defend or explain myself.
Katherine Waterston
If I can defend, I find that my offense just comes to me.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
I don’t defend the idea of universal love. It has never existed and will never exist.
Jose Saramago
The job of the press is to defend their institution, hold the government accountable and freely report and gather information.
Mercedes Schlapp
I supported Arizona’s immigration law by joining in that lawsuit to defend it. Every day I have Texans on that border that are doing their job.
Rick Perry
I’m never going to give up – it’s part of my lifeblood to help, protect, and defend Israel.
Daniel Lubetzky
We must defend democracy using its own mechanisms, through explaining and exemplifying its merits rather than through the heavy-handed and arbitrary silencing of its critics. This is how we will build a sustainable alternative to the contorted worldview of extremists.
Deeyah Khan
How can we expect the Biden Administration to defend American ideals abroad, if the president won’t even defend them at home?
Tommy Tuberville
Israel is a strong country in the region. And it will stay strong if our people will stay committed to Israel, whether it’s to defend it, whether it’s to develop it.
Benny Gantz
It might be pardonable to refuse to defend some men, but to defend them negligently is nothing short of criminal.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Men have always need of god! A god to defend them against other men.
Francis Picabia
In Mexico, you have to defend yourself and your honour.
Canelo Alvarez
I can bring a lot. I play both sides of the ball. I defend. I have an offensive game. I rebound the ball. I get steals a lot.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
There are a lot of things you can practise to unsettle teams that defend deep.
Didier Deschamps
When politicians seek to restrict political speech, it is invariably to protect their own incumbency and avoid having to defend their policies in the marketplace of ideas.
Ted Olson
Batman doesn’t use a gun. When Bruce Wayne thinks he had to resort to a street thug’s level to defend himself and the girl he was rescuing, he decides he can’t be Batman anymore.
Paul Dini
I’m going to be a guy who can defend a bunch of different positions.
Mohamed Bamba
Sometimes, when I was the only person of color in a room, you had to defend all the people of color everywhere.
Tanya Saracho
You can’t defend the indefensible – anything you say sounds self-serving and hypocritical.
Diane Abbott
I am not going to be one of these guys who doesn’t defend his belt. I am going to defend my belt actively.
Israel Adesanya
If I am going to pick and choose the laws I defend, I wouldn’t be doing my duty as attorney general.
Kelly Ayotte
I never got into training to be an All-Ireland boxing champ or to win a belt. At the start, I just got into it to learn how to defend myself when I got into situations.
Conor McGregor
The genesis of Donald Trump’s relationship with Paul Manafort begins with Roy Cohn. That Roy Cohn: Joe McCarthy’s heavy-lidded henchman, lawyer to the Genovese family. During the ’70s, Trump and his father hired Cohn as their lawyer to defend the family against a housing discrimination suit.
Franklin Foer
Having kids is the deal-breaker on shyness! Once you have a baby, you learn to speak up loud and clear to protect them, defend them, and encourage them. I have three sons, so I’ve experienced that in triplicate.
Lori Foster
That’s why we’re doing this, to defend our traditions a little. I don’t have anything against it (Halloween), but it’s not our tradition.
Fernando Flores
The scientist rigorously defends his right to be ignorant of almost everything except his specialty.
Marshall McLuhan
I'm not a player to defend or run around. I want the ba

I’m not a player to defend or run around. I want the ball.
Christian Eriksen
I always believe, as a woman, it’s powerful to be able to pull your own body weight and be able to defend yourself.
Joan Smalls
I will not walk away from the people and communities whom I love deeply. I will continue to raise my voice for justice and equality for all, organize communities who want to defend the rights of black people, stand against policies that target and marginalize Muslims, and advocate for health care for all people.
Linda Sarsour
Whether you like Kanye or not, there has been a character assassination against this guy. You don’t have to agree with everything he says, but you do have to defend his right to say it.
Jedediah Bila
Certainly our goal is to leave Iraq, but we can’t leave Iraq with our forces until we know that the Iraqi security forces are capable and efficient enough to defend the sovereignty of the nation.
John Abizaid
For me, I will defend what’s right – not who I am speaking with at the time or who I think will back me.
Kyle Richards
I’m not a vegetarian, but while I don’t want to defend it, I try to be mindful about the amount of animal products I consume. I eat a lot of vegan meals at home, and I’m okay with paying more for higher quality meat and eggs as a tax.
Lisa Hanawalt
Usually, a team of Claudio is really very solid. They usually defend very well, sometimes low, but very well.
Maurizio Sarri
Being happy is very important. We won our second championship last season and we have our entire team coming back to try and defend our title again. I’m very proud of that.
Larry Dixon
Women are constantly being taught how to defend themselves against attack from men. I would like to shift the perception. I want to say that that responsibility should no longer rest on the shoulders of women alone.
Zozibini Tunzi
According to the State of Florida, the person with the gun has the right to defend him or herself.
Bill Cosby
It would be refreshing to have a politician try to defend guns without any reference to the Second Amendment, but on the merits of guns.
Jonathan Safran Foer
In Cuba, taking into account the long fight for our independence and sovereignty, we will defend the one-party system in the face of the games, demagogy and the marketing of politics.
Raul Castro
The clergy earns its living from religion. If your interests are secured through religion, then you will defend your interests first, and religion will become secondary.
Abdolkarim Soroush
It is tough to run for public office and face an opponent, to decide on issues what is the best thing, then face the criticism from colleagues, voters, the press and defend yourself.
Dick Durbin
I used to go with my parents and loved it, I was in school plays, and I started reading plays before I started reading novels. I’ll defend it to the hilt. When theatre is good it is fabulous.
Patrick Marber
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were exterminated.
Joe Wurzelbacher
The history of the Zionist enterprise is well-known: surrounded and outnumbered by hostile neighbours, the nascent Israel was forced to defend itself against invasion and certain destruction.
Ehud Olmert
If Republicans want to defend the rights of corporations and billionaires to spend unlimited, secret money in campaigns, then they should say so.
Sheldon Whitehouse
I don’t really feel the need to defend myself for having a six-pack.
Michael Sorrentino
I have taken an oath already to the United States of America to protect and defend the Constitution. That is the only oath I will take.
Andrew McCabe
I’m not the fastest player, but you can’t really play up on me because my handles are good enough where I can get around you. But you can’t play off of me, because I can shoot. And if smaller guys try to defend me, I’ll back them down. I’m a good post player.
Chauncey Billups
When I see the cultural diversity that exists today, I feel that we must defend it, and we need Europe, because otherwise we are going to live in a society with a single model, the Anglo-American model.
Jean-Pierre Raffarin
As a nation, we must honor the service and sacrifice made by Service members – past and present – to defend our nation and protect the American way of life.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
The absent are like children, helpless to defend themselves.
Charles Reade
We will fiercely challenge those forces within the education establishment who impede innovation in our schools and who protect and defend inequality and institutional failure.
Campbell Brown
My conviction is that the best strategy to defend the West is to defend Israel.
Jose Maria Aznar
Maybe modern tactics mean that making the switch from defence to midfield is easier. Many years ago, full backs were more limited – you were just supposed to defend, and it didn’t matter if you could get forward too.
Philipp Lahm
Having immigrated here when I was 3, I was grateful for the opportunities America provided and felt a duty to defend the ideals that make us the strongest nation in the world. I can’t imagine turning away anyone who shares that vision and has the drive and ability to serve.
Ted Lieu
I pass no judgment about historic events. I defend the human freedoms. Whatever event has taken place throughout history, or hasn’t taken place, I cannot judge that.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
For every champion, after you win the belt, you want to defend it as many times as possible.
Demetrious Johnson
Conservatives have no understanding of modern capitalis

Conservatives have no understanding of modern capitalism. They have a distorted understanding of the traditional values they claim to defend.
Christopher Lasch
I would be more angry if an animal were treated cruelly than people, because people can defend themselves.
Heart Evangelista
While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms.
Randy Neugebauer
I am very proud to be African. I want to defend African people, and I want to show to the world that African players can be as good as the Europeans and South Americans.
Yaya Toure
The UFC want me as their champion. The welterweight division needs me as its champion. It’s been static for too long. I’ll win the title, defend it a couple of times, and then move up to middleweight.
Darren Till
I guess I don’t try to justify climbing or defend it, because I can’t. I see climbing as a compulsion that, at its best, is no worse than many other compulsions – golf or stamp collecting or growing world-record pumpkins.
Jon Krakauer
Being a black belt from the Nogueira brothers, I have the obligation to always defend myself well on the ground.
Anderson Silva
There’ll come a writing phase where you have to defend the time, unplug the phone and put in the hours to get it done.
James Taylor
I have a clean conscience and ideals that I am willing to defend.
Pavel Durov
We’re Americans. It’s a culture. We should defend that culture, and we should reinforce that culture.
Roger Ailes
In the Senate, I will defend the protections in the Affordable Care Act, and expand health care to more Americans.
Cal Cunningham
What I am going to tell you is this: Although it is commonly believed that the War on Terrorism is a noble effort to defend freedom, in reality, it has little to do with terrorism and even less to do with the defense of freedom.
G. Edward Griffin
I defend Israel’s right to exist, to defend themselves, to not let themselves be exterminated a second time.
Oriana Fallaci
God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Daniel Webster
Democracy must learn to defend itself.
Mikhail Gorbachev
I am sorry that Mr. Cheney, and every other supporter of enhanced interrogation techniques, has to defend the practices as if they were torture. They are not.
Bret Stephens
I have no arguments to defend how brutal and disturbing a ritual the corrida is. Like all tragedies, no matter the beauty created, there are no happy endings. If it is indeed an art form, bullfighting is the most disturbing I have ever witnessed.
Brin-Jonathan Butler
I did not defend myself. I say a life for a life.
Ruth Ellis
In the world of opinion writing, there’s something called the ‘to be sure’ paragraph. A sort of rhetorical antibiotic, it seeks to defend against critics by injecting a tiny bit of counter-argument before moving on with the main point.
Meghan Daum
The paint is something we need to defend.
Nikola Jokic
I think most people realize that our problems are our government, not me and you individually, except that we can – must have some sort of responsibility, because they’re in there and they were elected, so we have to defend ourselves on those lines.
Willie Nelson
In 1791, the right to bear arms to defend against an over-reaching government wasn’t theoretical. Today, it’s hard to imagine physical weapons serving the same purpose. But it’s easy to see how hacktivists might – especially if you broaden the opponents to include hate groups and rapacious multinationals.
Marcus Sakey
England have always had individually strong players, and I am a huge fan of Stevie Gerrard, who has the heart of a lion and is the icon of the modern footballer with his ability to attack and defend so well.
What I love about natural climate solutions is that we should be doing all these things anyway. Instead of making painful choices and deploying miserable means to a desirable end, we can defend ourselves from disaster by enhancing our world of wonders.
George Monbiot
I was kind of a volatile personality, very intense. Because of that, I drew some criticism and people would say things about me, and my parents had tried to defend me. I would just tell them don’t worry about it. Our day will come.
Kirk Gibson
It is my position that allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly would be the right thing to do. No matter how I look at this issue, I cannot escape being troubled by the fact that we have in place a policy which forces young men and women to lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens.
Michael Mullen
At every juncture as Oklahoma’s attorney general, Scott Pruitt has consistently chosen to undermine and attack environmental safeguards – not to defend them.
Amber Valletta
The true enemies of Social Security and Medicare are those who defend an imploding status quo.
Mitch Daniels
No force can conquer the service personnel and people who, in support of their great leader, have turned out in the struggle to defend their country with confidence in the validity of their cause and their own strength – this is a law and a truth taught by history.
Kim Jong-un
Our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen volunteer to protect and defend this country and all its citizens, and do so with honor, integrity and excellence. Our nation continually asks them to do more and more, with less and less.
Allen West
America had, for one thing, lived in anarchy for – until much more recently than Europe. We had the Wild West, where the cliche of the cowboy movies was the nearest sheriff is 90 miles away, and so you had to pack a gun and defend yourself.
Steven Pinker
A writer has to fully defend his rights and his own wor

A writer has to fully defend his rights and his own worth.
Gao Xingjian
I have seen America’s sons, daughters, mothers, and fathers fight valiantly for our freedom and pay the ultimate sacrifice to defend us.
Ryan Zinke
We’re long past having to defend or explain why women should be on boards, given all the data that shows how companies with female as well as male directors perform better. It’s unfortunate when companies with a large percentage of women constituents don’t reflect that in their boardrooms.
Anne M. Mulcahy
I am a man who always likes to win and to defend the shirt of Real Madrid till the very end.
You never want to defend a joke. People get to choose whether or not to laugh and whether or not they think something is funny.
Larry Wilmore
The minute we first started recording ‘Defend Yourself,’ I thought, ‘Yeah. We’re going to have to deal with a really terrible review from Pitchfork for this record.’
Lou Barlow
First of all, to defend my work, I had to believe that I am doing a totally silly, stupid, innocent comedy.
Milos Forman
We all want to be someone else but without ceasing to be ourselves. I think it’s very important to defend this idea in real life too.
Antonio Tabucchi
It means a lot to defend my title.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
With courage and character, American soldiers continue to put themselves on the line to defend our freedom, and so many have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Dan Lipinski
Let us form one body, one heart, and defend to the last warrior our country, our homes, our liberty, and the graves of our fathers.
For example, computer defends well, but for humans its is harder to defend than attack, particularly with the modern time control.
Boris Spassky
Ecuador is a country which defends the right to life.
Rafael Correa
My men have sometimes failed to take a position, but to defend one, never!
Stonewall Jackson
How do you defend inaction in the face of crisis? How is that defensible for anybody?
Pete Gallego
I always think that the ability to fight and defend oneself is a skill that every man should have but endeavour never to use, you know?
Charlie Hunnam
I took an oath when I became secretary of homeland security to defend and support the Constitution.
Kirstjen Nielsen
The framers understood that the president, as the head of our armed forces, must defend the nation from imminent threat. But when the mission shifts from defense to offense, congressional approval is essential.
Tim Kaine
You will find in me a loyal head of state who is ready listen and understand, warn and advise as well as to defend the public interest at all times.
Felipe VI of Spain
There’s nothing masculine about being competitive. There’s nothing masculine about trying to be the best at everything you do, nor is there anything wrong with it. I don’t know why a female athlete has to defend her femininity just because she chooses to play sports.
Rebecca Lobo
As much as we can, let’s defend the truth by pointing to what the apostles taught, and let’s call out sin by pointing to the inconsistencies between what we say we believe and what we do.
John Piper
You can’t defend. You can’t prevent. The only thing you can do is detect and respond.
Bruce Schneier
My father was military, so I traveled a lot, so I had 13 to 15 first days in new schools. Bullies transcend culture, unfortunately, and I had to deal with them wherever I went. I knew how to defend myself. But I didn’t know how to fight.
Edgar Ramirez
Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love.
Many gave their lives – the ultimate sacrifice – to defend the United States.
Tommy Tuberville
Being called ugly and fat and disgusting to look at from the time I could barely understand what the words meant has scarred me so deep inside that I have learned to hunt, stalk, claim, own and defend my own loveliness.
Margaret Cho
Any nation has the right and will indeed defend herself.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Our mission to defeat ISIS has been slowed down by the need to defend from additional Iranian attacks.
Conor Lamb
Monopolists always defend their monopolies by arguing that competition is wasteful. When the railroad barons completed their monopoly, they argued it would be wasteful to have competing rail lines, AT&T said the same thing. But today, the size and scope of these monopolies is different.
Franklin Foer
The best way to attack is to defend well.
Diego Costa
Trump took a solemn oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. After his years in the job, he ought to know something about that document.
George T. Conway III
The president and the administration had a duty to defe

The president and the administration had a duty to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, but powerful constituencies of the president did not want the president to defend it. And unfortunately, politics trumped duty.
Trent Franks
I am also hugely excited to then be competing to defend my three Paralympic titles at the Paralympic Games. I believe we will see some amazing times posted and I am very much looking forward to what will be an incredible Olympics and Paralympics in London.
Oscar Pistorius
You defend the truth no matter what.
Anibal Acevedo Vila
I think that America will not trust a party to defend America that isn’t willing to defend itself.
James Carville
Unfortunately, no matter how frivolous the lawsuit, you still, of course, have to pay people to defend you on it.
Kelly Ayotte
My real name is Joseph Herbert. My dad is white; my mom’s Asian, Filipino. And when I started stand-up 22 years ago, I used to go up as Joseph Herbert, and I would just have to defend my name. Every time I went onstage, it was so annoying. People would heckle.
Jo Koy
The liberal psyche wants to protect minorities, to apologize for imperialism, colonialism, slavery, and the appalling treatment of black people during the civil rights movement. At the same time, they want to continue to defend the rights of individuals.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
I think that’s part of building your team is trying to anticipate where your team is going and to a certain extent where, especially defensively because you have to react to what they put on the field. Defensively you have to be able to defend those things.
Bill Belichick
The time has come to underscore the fact that our and others’ rights are contingent on our willingness to assert and defend them.
John Polanyi
I’d never say something that I didn’t feel I could defend.
Katherine Ryan
They say that the best form of defence is attack, but maybe I have to take a look at how I defend.
Kyle Walker
I know what I bring to the table: my ability to shoot the ball, defend multiple positions, play multiple positions, two through the four.
Rodney Hood
I’m not against the government. I’m against this ever-expanding government that doesn’t know its limits. And that’s how I see the role of the attorney general, as someone in an office that can protect you and defend the Constitution and defend state sovereignty and our individual liberty.
Alan Wilson
I have spent a great deal of my life being part of minorities. Some of the people I admire the most in the world have had the courage to defend, against wind and tide, minority viewpoints in those frightening times when any disagreement with universal conformity is identified as treason.
Antonio Munoz Molina
Italy do not only defend; they can attack, too. They have attacking qualities, and they create chances.
Julen Lopetegui
There is nothing that makes me more falsely arrogant, like, wanting to defend myself, than a TSA agent.
Adam Cole
I do not have the luxury of deciding which provisions of the Ohio Constitution to defend.
Mike DeWine
Football is not about suffering. It’s about enjoyment. Control the ball, be friendly with it, try to attack, try to score goals. Of course defending is part of it, but you can defend in a lot of ways.
Johan Cruyff
I want to bring a world title back to Liverpool and I would love to defend my world title in my own city.
Callum Smith
Our number one and top priority is to protect and defend our community. It is not to assimilate and please any other people and authority.
Linda Sarsour
It is hard for a black man to just be himself. We spend so much time in defense of something that is indefensible because there is nothing to defend.
Kevin Eubanks
You’ve got to try to guard, make an effort to defend to the best of your ability. You have to rebound the ball, which was an area that was so critical. And they wanted you to play smart and have fun. I’ve kind of tried to let our people understand those are the most important things that I could possibly tell them.
Larry Brown
The so-called ‘far right’ defends the working class far more than the left does.
Matteo Salvini
No system of religion should go in partnership with barbarism. Neither should any Christian feel it his duty to defend the savagery of the past.
Robert Green Ingersoll
You need to defend as a team to defend well.
Petr Cech
I have always done everything to defend my goal.
Now, where does my comedy come from, like, as a human being? Yeah, when I was a kid I was dyslexic and had to go to special-ed every day and felt stupid about that and got very witty to defend myself.
Dax Shepard
Well, originally we found resveratrol just in a test tube, looking for molecules that would turn on this enzyme, this protein that seems to defend against diseases in aging.
David Andrew Sinclair
May He who holds in his hands the destinies of nations, make you worthy of the favors He has bestowed, and enabled you with pure hearts and hands and sleepless vigilance, to guard and defend to the end of time, the great charge He has committed to your keeping.
J. Reuben Clark
I never want to be in a position where I have to defend my material. It’s too subjective. It’s for other people to defend or not defend.
Sarah Silverman
I always tried to defend high up the pitch, to be in the opposition’s half and play the game there.
Louis van Gaal
Native Americans have faced centuries of atrocities to

Native Americans have faced centuries of atrocities to their people, their land, and their culture – all under various presidents who took an oath of office to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.
Markwayne Mullin
We’ve gotten a long way on missile defense. We know how to do it. We know how to take down incoming warheads, but we need to do a lot more work in order to be – to deploy a system that’ll defend the United States against those kinds of limited strikes that might be possible by a nuclear armed North Korea or Iran.
Dick Cheney
Growing up in Australia and the way I was raised, my dad told me to play as a team and to be a team player. You have five guys on the court. It’s easy for five guys to defend one guy. It’s hard to guard five. It’s just a natural thing to do.
Ben Simmons
I defend the Brazilian people.
I believe that it is my job not only to write books but to have them published. A book is like a child. You have to defend the life of a child.
George Konrad
In 1939, Germany established gun control. From 1939 to 1945, six million Jews and seven million others unable to defend themselves were exterminated.
Joe Wurzelbacher
Mark Jackson played 19, 20 years in the NBA. Shouldn’t even have probably been in the league, and he’s the third-ranked assist guy in the NBA. But you describe his game: Can he jump? No, not really. How’s his outside shot? Eh, it’s inconsistent. Can he defend? Nah, he can’t stay in front of guys. And he played 19 years!
Kenny Smith
Israel has the right to defend itself, especially against the huge numbers of Iranian long-range missiles pouring into the Gaza Strip from Iran via Sudan and Egypt.
Ronen Bergman
The bottom line is, I want us to rebound, defend, share the ball, play hard. That’s all. Now if you can’t do that, if that’s not important enough to you, it’s not on me.
Larry Brown
We need to protect every life and that we need to defend the lives of the unborn.
Eric Greitens
The players who defend against him make fouls because it’s always hard to defend Neymar and take the ball without fouling him.
Thiago Silva
Overtaking is one thing. That is an art. But defending as well. You should be able to defend your position.
Max Verstappen
To defend a country you need an army, but to defend a civilization you need education.
Jonathan Sacks
I have enormous respect for anyone who would offer to sacrifice their life to defend my right to live. Is there any greater gift one can give another?
Michael Moore
I try to come in, try to defend, help on defense, play as hard as possible and do whatever my coach and my teammates tell me and try to listen and get better.
Giannis Antetokounmpo
It’s the desire to keep winning. Each season the counters are reset to zero. You’ve either got a title to defend or one to go and win. We want to keep making our honours list longer.
Raphael Varane
The American people must be able to trust that their courts and law enforcement will uphold, protect, and defend their constitutional rights.
Loretta Lynch
Now, when I hear that Christians are getting together in order to defend the people of Israel, of course it brings joy to my heart. And it simply says, look, people have learned from history.
Elie Wiesel
People have me pinned as a shark or a predator in some way, and in no way am I that. I wouldn’t want to hurt anyone. I want to defend people. I want to help people.
Kanye West
When I first came to Arsenal, I didn’t know how to defend.
Hector Bellerin
On January 3, 2019, I swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States. It was the third time in my life of public service that I had taken such an oath, but the words were just as profound to me as the first time I spoke them.
Abigail Spanberger
You cannot have a situation where you think that if you want to attack, then you play this formation, and if you want to defend, then you play this formation.
Nuno Espirito Santo
Bring up your daughters with courage. When the future becomes one filled with questions, they might have to fight against it. Women must be able to defend themselves.
The biggest problem I have in journalism is being quoted or misquoted and then being asked to defend something I haven’t said.
Robert Fisk
The most important thing in the Royal Rumble is saving as much energy as you can. The guy who’s going to win is usually going to be the guy who can defend himself the longest.
Wade Barrett
I don’t have jokes that I can’t defend.
Jim Norton
I think that the World Champion should try to defend the quality of play more than anyone else.
Boris Spassky
Sacrificing British liberties will not protect us. It just plays into the hands of the terrorists. The justice system is not the problem. It is part of the solution. We can fight terror – and defend freedom.
Dominic Raab
We should make the case for the things we love, even if we think that people will misunderstand them. That is why people defend the U.S. Constitution, even though so few really understand the subtle thinking embodied in that document.
Roger Scruton
May God bless Montana, God bless America, and God bless the troops who defend her.
Ryan Zinke
Nadal is just more at home on clay. It looks like he feels safer on clay courts. He can get to a few more balls, he can play a bit further behind the baseline when he defends, and he’s also able to get the ball to bounce higher. It’s unbelievable.
Mats Wilander
The strategy we must follow is to defend the special re

The strategy we must follow is to defend the special relationship between Great Britain and Europe and, more specifically, between Europe and France.
Emmanuel Macron
Our military doesn’t defend our American people. Our military is the strong-arm muscle of corporations.
Jesse Ventura
When Trump defends Planned Parenthood as doing ‘wonderful things,’ he is condoning the organization. Even if Planned Parenthood didn’t do abortions, none of these ‘wonderful things’ are worthy of taxpayer funding. But thanks to Trump, the lie of Planned Parenthood’s heroism has been further proliferated.
Katie Pavlich
For many years as a foreign correspondent, I not only worked alongside human rights advocates, but considered myself one of them. To defend the rights of those who have none was the reason I became a journalist in the first place. Now, I see the human rights movement as opposing human rights.
Stephen Kinzer
I think the best way to defend a result is to keep attacking.
Ander Herrera
I will continue to defend Najaf as it is the holiest place. I will remain in the city until the last drop of my blood has been spilled.
Muqtada al Sadr
The mother must socialize her daughter to become subordinate to men, and if her daughter challenges patriarchal norms, the mother is likely to defend the patriarchal structures against her own daughters.
Carol P. Christ
I don’t want money fights. I want to get paid, and like I said, I want to defend my throne.
Max Holloway
We must first and foremost defend Hungary’s independence and sovereignty, and, if needed, we must regain it.
Viktor Orban
Ed Miliband’s anti-immigration stance is odd: it’s hard to vote for a man who doesn’t have the confidence to defend his own existence.
Frankie Boyle
My first Olympics memory was watching Haile Gebrselassie in Sydney 2000. His sprint finish to defend his title really moved me.
Mo Farah
I give my body and soul to defend this club and for all the fans who come to see us. I have never thought about leaving. I really like being at Madrid, the fans like me and I like them.
I do not want to go into its physical reasons: the construction of the human body is different from that of carnivorous animals. But man’s intelligence is such that it can be utilised to defend any-thing he does, whether right or wrong.
Morarji Desai
The value in having bigs that have the ability to shoot from the perimeter has increased and having bigs that have the defensive versatility to not only protect the rim, but to switch out and defend smaller guards, the value of that has also increased.
Frank Vogel
The Constitution defends all of us against unreasonable search and seizure. What constitutes reasonableness depends upon threat.
Michael Hayden
We have to defend the migrant workers and give them our support and demand that they have the rights that workers here have from day one, but absolutely hate the system that forces people to leave their country, leave their homes, leave their families, to go somewhere else to be exploited.
Ken Loach
The greatest hypocrisy on the planet right now is for those who defend capitalism to not be in favor of radical transparency, for all of us to know who owns everything. And that is my militant, radical, moderate, pro-capitalist, pro-Enlightenment, ferocious stand.
David Brin
I think that people who get to a certain position, and then try to ferociously defend it or build on it, it’s kind of a dead-end street. You see people becoming miserable that way.
Viggo Mortensen
Even a writer like me, who, in ‘The Firebird,’ is telling the story of people who’ve been dead for nearly three centuries, needs to take care. Those people may not be around any longer to tell me what actually happened, but neither are they able to defend themselves against unjust portrayals.
Susanna Kearsley
After I came back from London with a gold medal, my focus straight away was to defend it four years on.
Katie Taylor
I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?
Robert Redford
We moved in to help the Vietnamese defend their country and confront the Viet Cong.
William Westmoreland
When you’re afraid, you look to amass power to defend yourself, not realizing that can also be corrupting.
Dave Filoni
I am a guy who gives everything for his team – I defend my team, my whole club.
Marko Arnautovic
It’s impossible, we have too much ethics to ask someone to attack another. We do not attack, we defend ourselves from attacks. We have been attacked a lot.
Miguel Diaz-Canel
I came from Ajax where you play 4-3-3 and as a winger they didn’t want you to defend.
Ryan Babel
If we wait until income inequality is much more severe, we will have a whole class of new superrich who will probably feel entitled to their wealth and will have the means to defend their interest. That’s already gone far enough. We shouldn’t let it become more extreme.
Robert J. Shiller
It’s very certain that North Korea is developing nuclear weapons for offensive purposes. They don’t need nuclear weapons to defend their own country.
Kim Young-sam
The most important thing is that we play as a team. It means to attack together but to defend together as well.
Philipp Lahm
Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends.
Robert South
When we ask American men and women in uniform to fight for this country and to defend this country’s interest and then to send them overseas, there is no question we have an obligation to protect them and provide for their safety.
Byron Dorgan
I am attached to the French language. I will defend the

I am attached to the French language. I will defend the ubiquitous use of French.
Francois Hollande
Our service men and women sacrifice so much to protect our country, our citizens, and our freedoms. My father, brother, and nephew all served this nation in uniform, and I am committed to the unwavering support of those who defend this nation and our values.
Lucy McBath
I’m in favour of a multi-polar world. I believe that every country has the right to defend its own interests.
Marine Le Pen
You can’t argue that you have to have art, and prove it to anybody. Why should I give $1,000 to art when there are people starving? Of course, that’s true. But just because you can’t, theoretically, defend the arts, or make a sensible argument for their preservation, doesn’t mean they’re not important.
Dakin Matthews
I am the captain of Madrid, and I will defend my team.
Sergio Ramos
Women are called upon to defend every bit of progress we have made against particularly virulent attack. But we must also hold out a vision, put forth a positive agenda of what women need and want and then move forward toward that dream.
Patricia Ireland
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
It’s not our job to choose the best Sunday school teacher, like Jimmy Carter was. It’s our job to choose who would defend and protect our nation, who would be the best president.
Jerry Falwell, Jr.
I defend my goal as if it were my home. I do my best to defend it and not to allow anyone to score goals or penetrate that. It’s true.
Leonardo Bonucci
It is, in fact, precisely to defend the right to free speech that countless patriots have given the last full measure of devotion.
Max Boot
I’ve won plenty of games by knowing when to take out my pitcher; whom to replace him with; or how to place my infield or outfield to defend properly against the opposing hitter.
Walter Alston
The standard across Europe is set by Lyon. We’re so far ahead of so many teams. In training every day it’s 11 internationals v 11 internationals, so I’m having to defend against the world’s best strikers every day.
Lucy Bronze
America’s men and women in uniform bravely defend our nation and our values. Their skill, dedication, and valor are the envy of the world. When their time in uniform is over, they are entitled to world-class health care, a benefit they’ve earned and that their country is grateful to provide for them.
John Delaney
I’m not going to defend Sen. Udall’s failed record.
Cory Gardner
If you can defend, counter-attack and take the initiative then you become a more dangerous player.
Jo Durie
I’ve always been able to defend Kanye.
Chance The Rapper
We lived in this ghetto during the worst excesses of the Seventies. When the tartan gangs came to wreck our estate, we had to defend it. We were barricaded in with diggers and earth-movers. It wasn’t a case of joining the Republican cause, or the IRA – we were fighting for our very existence.
Adrian Dunbar
As a result, I’ve been portrayed as a cynical barbarian preying on the very clients I was charged to defend.
Jack Abramoff
There are historic situations in which refusal to defend the inheritance of a civilization, however imperfect, against tyranny and aggression may result in consequences even worse than war.
Reinhold Niebuhr
I’m a prime example of a person who loves hip-hop, and I will defend it till the day I die.
Jason Moran
Freud was the son of a Jewish merchant who had to move his whole family to Vienna because he couldn’t get work. He, as a boy, had to watch his father be mocked and abused on the street for being Jewish… You develop a thick skin and you develop a certain kind of wit to defend yourself.
Viggo Mortensen
We must defend what we have achieved so far.
Viktor Orban
The debate about who decides what gets taught is fascinating, albeit excruciating for those who have to defend the schools against bunkum.
Ian Hacking
When I took part in European leaders summits, it was sometimes unpleasant for me to hear Romanian, Polish, Portuguese, and Italian friends speak English, although I admit that on an informal basis, first contacts can be made in this language. Nevertheless, I will defend everywhere the use of the French language.
Francois Hollande
Sadly the job security of lawyers has been ruined, so they are less willing to defend political defendants.
Shirin Ebadi
May God bless all of our brave men and women in uniform for everything they do to uphold and defend our Constitution and keep our nation safe.
Ned Lamont
There’s no legal protection for cyborgs. In 2010, I started the Cyborg Foundation to defend our rights. Cyborgs have been kicked out from several places because they are seen as a possible security threat. I’ve been kicked out from places such as Harrods, Casino Montecarlo, and many supermarkets.
Neil Harbisson
In the Franco era, we couldn’t defend our ideas.
Gerard Pique
Our government strives to create an independent and impartial judiciary that applies the law without bias or favoritism. And we are incorporating into our security forces all Iraqis who have taken up arms to defend their families and communities.
Haider al-Abadi
Big-city police chiefs feel more pressure from race activists than from the hard-working residents of high-crime areas, who fiercely want more policing but have no spokesmen to defend their interests.
Heather Mac Donald
A mother defends herself with a heart filled with love before doing so with words. I wonder whether there is any love for the church in the hearts of those who pay so much attention to the scandals.
Pope Francis
I defend my position. I am not Messi. I am not Ronaldo.

I defend my position. I am not Messi. I am not Ronaldo. I have something else. I am not the quickest, like Walcott. I have to be clever and read situations. If I didn’t have that, I wouldn’t be able to play Premier League. Everybody has a strength – this is mine.
Toby Alderweireld
Fame, in Trumpian fashion, is war. You are expected to defend your fame; many people want to take it from you.
Michael Wolff
I never defend my material. Comedy is subjective.
Sarah Silverman
When people listen to music, they don’t worry about what it means like they do about art. Everyone’s an expert on music, but with art, I always find I have to defend its existence.
Cornelia Parker
Our policy is very simple. The Jewish state was set up to defend Jewish lives, and we always reserve the right to defend ourselves.
Benjamin Netanyahu
Listen, I’m always going to defend my character, even when she’s doing something that I don’t approve of, because that’s what you have to do to love them and play them.
Betsy Brandt
And I’m asking for your support because I want to defend America, as I’ve said before, from becoming a socialist nation.
Christine O’Donnell
The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one’s opinion but rather to know it.
Andre Maurois
Japan’s own efforts to defend its own country are also effective in defense cooperation with the United States.
Yoshihide Suga
It’s simple-minded people like that, the ones that are afraid of change, they use everything in their power to defend what they stand up for instead of trying to listen and understand what’s going on.
Bubba Wallace
When I was a child, my father taught me to put up my fists like a boy and to be prepared to defend myself at all times.
Camille Paglia
I defend my players and coaches.
Ryne Sandberg
We need to defend the fruits of our land.
Matteo Salvini
When I was sworn into office, I took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and I take that responsibility very seriously.
Sharice Davids
I’ll let Democrats defend spending our grandchildren broke on entitlements.
Christopher Buckley
Rio was always going to be on the schedule for me, whether I had won in London or not. Triathlon is one of those sports where the Olympics is always the most important and the most interesting race, and I always wanted to have a crack at Rio and defend my title.
Alistair Brownlee
Tactically, Italians are very strong. They are a lot into tactics: how to defend, when you lose the ball, where will you be?
Samir Nasri
This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.
Winston Churchill
There are people I know who love President Trump and think that he’s the greatest thing that’s ever happened to America. I understand those people. I’m not shocked by them. I defend their right to love him. But I do think character and rhetoric matter.
Meghan McCain
As I always say, the fundamental thing in football is to defend as well as attack. And to attack well means that the forwards must first help to defend. That’s where the work begins.
I believe in the right to defend yourself.
Rick Scott
Over the years, during television interviews, whenever the host or the reviewer or whoever gets cynical and nasty with me, I will behave accordingly. I will defend myself.
John Lydon
In Ferguson, there are witnesses who say Brown had his hands up when he was shot. That should be enough probable cause to go to trial to then determine if Officer Wilson is guilty or not. It is at trial that he can then defend himself and his attorneys can present their own witnesses and their own defense.
Al Sharpton
The Patriot missile is a point defence missile. Point defence means that you put the missile at a location to defend a very specific target such as an airfield, a supply dump or a headquarters.
Norman Schwarzkopf
Powerful messages that defend life and celebrate true heroines can’t be contained, not even by the best efforts of some of the most powerful liberals on the planet.
Paula White
When we have nothing to cling to as our own and cease thinking of ourselves as people who must defend privileges, we can open ourselves freely to others with the faithful expectation that our strength will manifest itself in our shared weakness.
Henri Nouwen
America has shown its evil intentions, and the proud Iraqi people cannot accept it. They must defend their rights by any means they see fit.
Muqtada al Sadr
When you’ve got so many guys that can score the ball, you really don’t want to get down and defend. You really don’t want to get down and dive for balls. You really don’t want to fight through screens every play.
Jae Crowder
There are a lot of teams that don’t want to play, that only want to defend against Barcelona, and that makes it difficult. We’re always looking for the open space. A lot of times we’ll face six defenders and four midfielders.
It’s the role of a government to defend its soldiers and its citizens.
Ehud Barak
For me, what makes Liverpool special is that they are a team that works very well on the lines, very compact, in which everyone attacks and defends.
Bojan Krkic
When we have to defend, I just try to recover the ball

When we have to defend, I just try to recover the ball for the team because it’s important, but I always try to go forward when we have the ball.
N’Golo Kante
We should play free football, defend lively with a passion, and have the best understanding in offence.
Jurgen Klopp
If we are quite defensive and we lose the ball, we just try to get back into our positions and try to defend. That’s something you have to do from time to time.
Ilkay Gundogan
In school and college, there have been instances where I wish I knew how to defend myself.
Taapsee Pannu
We must defend our NATO allies, but we should also ensure that everyone pays their fair share. The United States shouldn’t be responsible for funding other countries’ shares.
Carlos Beruff
It’s easy to defend, in my opinion, when you play one-on-one.
Masai Ujiri
Each of us has a natural right, from God, to defend his person, his liberty, and his property.
Frederic Bastiat
To be influential in tomorrow’s world, to defend our values and our development model, France needs Europe and Europe needs France.
Francois Hollande
Although I may find the type of programming seen during the 2004 Super Bowl and the 2003 Golden Globe Awards disgusting and disturbing, we must always work hard to defend the cherished freedoms so clearly outlined in our Constitution, including a healthy and free press.
Mike Rogers
We constantly abuse and defend a woman’s prerogative to change her mind.
Rachel Shelley
The art of Gracie jiu-jitsu is to learn how to defend yourself in any situation, not to score points, not for tournament style. It’s for a street-fight situation.
Royce Gracie
You mostly defend with your head, always reacting to the movement of opponents and teammates. I had to become more aware of that, play with much more consideration, the way you drive a car: you always need to look left, right, and the rear mirror to see what’s going on around you.
Jerome Boateng
I do not like the Confederate flag. It excludes me, profoundly. And if many good people fought honorably to defend it, I still experience the sight of it as a little racial aggression against me.
Shelby Steele
It is ironic that so many politicians claim to defend traditional Christian values of ‘faith and family.’ In fact, a radical antifamily ideology permeates Christ’s teaching, and the early Christian tradition often set faith and family against each other.
Stephanie Coontz
Sometimes it is difficult to play against teams who just drop back and try to defend.
Sadio Mane
If you’ve written something that you believe is true, and if you can afford to defend it, then you’ve got to defend it.
Simon Singh
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
There has to be a very good balance between being aggressive and then being able to defend as well.
Ashleigh Barty
This isn’t about deer hunting. The Second Amendment is about our right to keep and bear arms to defend ourselves.
Jeff Duncan
Facebook can spend and talk endlessly to defend itself so long as it keeps printing money.
Adam Lashinsky
Space exploration and experimentation are critically valuable to our nation. I know of no better way to honor those seven who sacrificed their lives than to recommit ourselves to defend and enhance America’s important strategies in space.
Rob Bishop
No one in al-Nahda believes that jihad is a way to impose Islam on the world. But we believe that jihad is self-control, is social and political struggle, and even military jihad is only a way to defend oneself in the case of aggression.
Rashid al-Ghannushi
Buying insurance is no one’s idea of fun. And it’s especially easy to berate something as funky-sounding as writing checks to defend our neighborhoods against apartment-size rocks from space. But this is one insurance pitch that makes perfect sense. Ask the dinos.
Seth Shostak
The Philippines is for the Philippines. We can defend ourselves.
Benigno Aquino III
No one in ‘Banshee’ has small opinions. They have strong beliefs, and they will defend them ferociously. Having that element in the show just adds another level. It’s another avenue for story, and it enriches the world.
Antony Starr
As a co-founder of the Defend Social Security Caucus in the Senate, you can count on me to continue to stand up for our seniors and fight any back door efforts to cut benefits.
Sheldon Whitehouse
There’s nothing I have to hide or defend. I’m gonna live my life. And there are times when people wanna try to attack me, and I don’t know why, but they will. And that’s okay.
Angelina Jolie
In the 21st century, our adversaries will continue to use cyberattacks against us. We need to be prepared to defend our networks against this growing threat to our democracy, especially the most fundamental part of our political system: our elections.
Amy Klobuchar
The thing about me is, I don’t care what religion you are. If someone is attacking your religion, I will have your back, and I will defend you. I think that is the most repulsive thing a person can do, attack another person’s faith.
Kirstie Alley
It’s the referee’s job to stop the fight. I’m in there to win, defend myself, and further my career.
Chris Eubank Jr.
I’d take precision any day over power; as far as being tactical you know you have to see what’s going on in there and also understand that for every punch that you or your opponent throws there’s always a counter shot or two which you have to be ready to fire or defend.
Alexis Arguello
By isolating ourselves from those with whose opinions w

By isolating ourselves from those with whose opinions we disagree, we lose the ability to defend our beliefs.
Alexandra Petri
Kieran Tierney is a lot like Ashley Cole in the way that he bombs up and down the flanks and that he is also so physically strong. He plays every game as well. He is not the tallest but he is a fighter and he is strong. He crosses, gets back and defends. He is a very good player.
Kolo Toure
There’s no Democratic and Republican seats or gyms or coffee shops at the Supreme Court. Every American should be able to celebrate the fact that we aspire to nine justices who are looking to defend our rights and to defend the Constitution, not to advance policy preferences.
Ben Sasse
If they need me to score 30, I can go do it. If they need me to just rebound and defend, I can do that. I can play this game, just in case people forgot. You just carry that chip on your shoulder, and you go out there and do what I was put on this Earth to do.
Chris Bosh
This is what champions do: champions defend. They always say you’re not a champion until you defend your title.
Max Holloway
Hence that general is skilful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skilful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack.
Sun Tzu
At Ajax, I got an education in how to be confident on the ball, my technique, and then, at Atletico, I learned how to defend. It was about the details, the ruthlessness; be clinical in front of your own goal, win every duel, be clever. I learned so much and, defensively, I grew there so much.
Toby Alderweireld
I represent and defend my style.
Karol G
I hate to be the one to defend George Bush, but you have to be able to disconnect the professional George Bush from the personal George Bush. I know all the anti-war folks think he is a monster, but he is still a very personable, nice person.
Alexandra C. Pelosi
The ‘Protect America First Act’ is critical to secure our Southern border, conserve American culture, and defend U.S. sovereignty.
Marjorie Taylor Greene
Anyone can support a team that is winning – it takes no courage. But to stand behind a team to defend a team when it is down and really needs you, that takes a lot of courage.
Bart Starr
It is our responsibility as Americans to provide for the families of those who have died to defend our nation. Raising the military death benefit is not a Democrat or Republican issue – it is an American issue.
Brian Baird
The conservative is the one who understands his own society from within and loves and defends it.
Roger Scruton
As FIFA leaked information to the media, portraying me as an unethical person, I felt I was left naked, helpless to defend myself, as they repeatedly cut me with a sharp knife.
Chung Mong-joon
Neurotics complain of their illness, but they make the most of it, and when it comes to talking it away from them they will defend it like a lioness her young.
Sigmund Freud
We need to defend principles like democracy, freedom of speech, gender equality, and the rule of law through exemplifying these on a global scale, not through the same cynical, isolationist policies which have eroded these so-called ‘British’ values across the rest of the world.
Deeyah Khan
I can imagine Iceland becoming a good place to run a controversial Web site. But… Iceland may find itself forced to defend controversial speech.
Ethan Zuckerman
You will be pleased to know I stand obediently for the national anthem, though of course I would defend your right to remain seated should you so decide.
Ira Glasser
There are younger, stronger swimmers coming up and they are hungry. I can’t influence what they do, I only know what I can do and I know how greedy I am to defend my title.
Kirsty Coventry
We have a core value here at Twitter that says we want to defend and respect the user’s voice. And that’s important to us on a global basis. Someone doesn’t sign up for a service expecting that their sign up information is going to be handed over without them being asked… We’re going to defend our users’ rights.
Dick Costolo
Generally, you’re going into every game with excitement. You know you’re going to play forward and not going to defend. You’re going to try to create and score goals.
Christian Eriksen
There were a lot of rumors spread about me. Of course, I didn’t show up to defend myself, so my absence helped create even more.
Sean Young
I think one of the most important changes of our time has been our attitude to fear. Every civilisation defends itself by keeping fears out and saying ‘we protect you from fear’. But it also produces new fears and throughout history people have changed the kind of fears which have worried them.
Theodore Zeldin
I am always someone who follows the research more than my self-interest. It certainly has not been in my self-interest to defend men. I’ve gone from being quite wealthy, when I was defending women, to being quite poor defending men.
Warren Farrell
I will defend and enforce the laws of our country to ensure that our people and our nation are protected.
Dana Boente
President Trump taught us how to defend our values.
Marjorie Taylor Greene
There is nothing worth having that can be obtained by nuclear war – nothing material or ideological – no tradition that it can defend. It is utterly self-defeating.
George Wald
In the 1980s, the trade unions suffered a series of calamitous setbacks. Mass unemployment terrified workers into not risking the wrath of bosses. Repressive anti-union laws stunted the ability of workers to organise and defend their rights.
Owen Jones
When my older and younger brother came to live in this country, they were attacked on numerous occasions and had to defend themselves. This was a country where it was hard to assimilate, it was difficult because a lot of people didn’t want you here.
Lenny Henry
I wanted to defend my British Title but no one would step up to fight me.
Daniel Dubois
The traditional family has an intrinsic as well as an instrumental value, and that is the real reason so many conservatives defend it.
Roger Scruton
I like to think I would not have approved those methods

I like to think I would not have approved those methods in the past, but I do not fault those who made the decisions at that time, and I will absolutely defend those who carried out the interrogations within the orders they were given.
Dennis C. Blair
I feel like I’m good enough to defend anybody.
Tony Snell
No matter how civilized we are and how much society has curbed violent behavior. Human beings still have the same genes they had 10,000 years ago. Our bodies are designed to have a certain amount of physical stress and violence in them. We’re designed to run from jaguars and fight to defend our territory.
Joe Rogan
Everyone thinks I’m looking for attacking football all the time. But the foundation is how you defend – keep a clean sheet, and you have a decent chance to win a game of football.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
I would never make fun of anyone who is obviously disabled who cannot defend himself, like Donald Trump.
Maurizio Cattelan
The panda is a funny, lovable animal, which defends its territory well. It’s strong but calm. It suits me perfectly.
Metta World Peace
The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend.
Lord Byron
I regret the times I’ve been mean to people… It’s fine to pick on people who can defend themselves and deserve it. Some people don’t deserve to be picked on who I picked on, so I don’t do it anymore.
Don Imus
Emmitt Till had walked into a cultural narrative in which his role was already tragically written. It was a narrative designed to preserve white supremacy. So it gave power – the right to kill – to any white claiming to defend the honor of white women.
Shelby Steele
I’ve learned that in order to achieve what I wanted, it made more sense to negotiate than to defend the autonomy of my work by pounding my fist on the table.
Thom Mayne
I have seen African countries negotiate bilaterally and within the WTO. African countries come to the WTO prepared and defend their interests with vigour.
Arancha Gonzalez
I just have to do what I have to do. I have to defend my belt.
Israel Adesanya
It’s not about whether we should have a conservative or a liberal. It’s about, do we have someone that has the mental acumen to understand what the laws are, and not write laws but defend the laws. That’s the whole purpose of three branches of government.
Dave Rubin
Kieran Tierney’s work rate is just amazing. He gives 100 percent in every game, he makes lots of runs and makes lots of assists too. He defends, he goes forward, he is every inch the modern left back.
Kolo Toure
I love my country more than anything. I spent 12 years in the United States Marine Corps. I know what it means to defend this country.
Scott Ritter
Even as technology becomes increasingly critical to the way we live our lives, power our world and defend our shores, the United States has allowed the production of minerals crucial in the creation of these advanced products to slide.
Hank Johnson
You have to defend your honor. And your family.
Suzanne Vega
No matter how many times the court shuts them down or how many Americans speak out to defend their rights, Republican politicians who stand to gain from suppressing voters won’t back down. They’ll only change their tactics.
Jason Kander
Of course great politicians are always liable to be wrong about something, and the more people tell them they are wrong, the more stubbornly they defend their error.
Ferdinand Mount
I love to defend.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
I do not like to use a player solely to make a member of the opposing team, for one simple reason: when we cannot retrieve the ball, we are forced to defend with ten men, giving the opponents an advantage.
Michael Laudrup
We need to have a strong economy that can create employment opportunities and that can also produce the revenue that we need to defend our country at home and abroad.
Bob Menendez
We need to understand the difference between freedom of religion – which is absolutely guaranteed and I would fervently defend. Sharia law is politics; it’s not religion. If you say that a woman is voluntarily going to be of lesser value than a man, which is in sharia law, can we allow that?
Gary Johnson
I think I did very well against everyone who tried to defend me.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
When you look at the original ‘Paradise Lost’ film, you see three kids who can’t defend themselves, being persecuted in a medieval way – witchcraft, satanic worship. It was kind of primitive.
Peter Jackson
This resolution simply says Israel has the right to defend itself. This includes conducting operations both inside its borders and in the territory of nations that threaten it, which is in accordance with international law.
John Boehner
As threats emerge – from ISIS to Russia to the Iranian nuclear program – we need a president with the resolve to defend our country and not back down.
Sam Graves
In the NBA, if you can’t defend your position, they’re going to go at you over and over again.
Andrew Wiggins
If I get a good delivery, I just defend it, and If I get a loose ball, then I hit it and make runs.
Shikhar Dhawan
As someone who took an oath to defend this country, I refuse to sit idle until the unimaginable occurs: Iran cheats or simply runs out the clock, and the largest state sponsor of terrorism threatens the United States and its allies with a nuclear weapon.
Todd Young
If you make me your president, I’m going to put the country ahead of the party. I’m going to do what it takes to defend this nation. This nation has been great to me, and that’s the only way I know to pay you back.
Lindsey Graham
Rather than allowing Roma, Travellers and homeless peop

Rather than allowing Roma, Travellers and homeless people to be picked off, all those of us who fear the criminalisation of trespass should join forces with them, protecting their rights while we defend our own.
George Monbiot
I cannot defend myself during a trial if there is no charge.
Sooraj Pancholi
I am grateful for the sacrifices our veterans have made to defend our freedom and prosperity.
Bill Foster
I have faced many, but the most annoying was James Milner. He follows you forward and follows you backwards. It’s very difficult because he attacks you and defends you, and then attacks you and defends you again.
Dani Alves
I dreamed even after I laid down my rifle I would continue to uphold my oath to defend the Constitution.
Dan Crenshaw
Holding office often requires swearing an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Running for office should include accepting responsibility for this, too, so that our democratic republic’s underpinnings can remain strong for generations to come.
Eric Swalwell
Once you’re done being president, you tend to want to defend your record more than plumb your inner feelings. I find it hard to imagine Obama going home at night and writing sensitive, introspective journal entries about his meeting with John Boehner.
Gail Collins
I hate whenever there’s a social issue that comes up in golf and people in the mainstream media who hate golf and who’ve conjured up all these stereotypes of people who are in the sport, the way they tear it down… I resent it, and I’ll defend golf and people in golf until my dying day.
Jim Nantz
The people standing up most strongly for our democracies should be celebrated, not prosecuted – be it those countless human rights defenders who defend all our rights or the brave whistle-blowers who expose tax dodging.
Winnie Byanyima
Flaws and all, I believe the free press is our country’s most important institution – one I am more than happy to defend. One I did, in fact, defend for 37 years.
William H. McRaven
Human dignity is independent of national borders. We must always defend the interests of the poor and the persecuted in other countries.
Kjell Magne Bondevik
I have a beautiful little Smith & Wesson, 9 millimeter, and it goes with me virtually everywhere. But I do believe in the right to carry, and I believe in the right to defend myself and my family – whether it’s from an intruder or whether it’s from the government, should they decide that my rights are no longer important.
Joni Ernst
If you have been brought up with attacking and trying to get to number two, number three, number four goal, not getting one goal and defend, if that’s sort of the mentality that’s engraved in you, it’s really difficult to do the other thing.
Peter Schmeichel
Venezuelan interests are to be defended by Venezuela. The U.S. should defend the interests of the U.S. Where are the U.S. people, where are the intellectuals, who could put limits on their government?
Hugo Chavez
I definitely want to defend my 145 belt.
Amanda Nunes
The thing I find really scary about ghosts and demons is that you don’t really know what they are or where they are. They’re not very well understood. You don’t know what they want from you. So it’s the kind of thing you don’t even know how to defend yourself against. Anything that’s unknown and mysterious is very scary.
Oren Peli
Deception can cost billions. Think Enron, Madoff, the mortgage crisis. Or in the case of double agents and traitors, like Robert Hanssen or Aldrich Ames, lies can betray our country. They can compromise our security. They can undermine democracy. They can cause the deaths of those that defend us.
Pamela Meyer
I think a lot of people don’t realize that our military that defends our freedoms abroad, when they come home to the military base, are not allowed to carry weapons.
Michael McCaul
I have got my pride to defend.
Jay-Jay Okocha
I just feel abandoned. And I feel, I don’t feel represented by the Republican Party. I have always had to defend the social side of the Republican Party by saying that it’s not the majority, that it’s not their focus, when everything suggests just the opposite.
Gary Johnson
Listen to the pregnant woman. Value her. She values the life growing inside her. Listen to the pregnant woman, and you cannot help but defend her right to abortion.
Ayelet Waldman
Jamie Carragher was someone who I looked at as to how to organise, how to defend and how composed he was, how good he was at reading the games and he was one I looked up to.
Conor Coady
Many of Bush’s defenders have praised him for keeping the country safe since Sept. 11, 2001. He deserves that praise, and I’m perfectly happy to defend most of his surveillance, interrogation and counterterrorism policies against his critics.
Bill Kristol
The proud do not change to improve, but defend their position by rationalizing. Repentance means change, and it takes a humble person to change.
Ezra Taft Benson
I defend a woman’s right to cover her hair if she chooses, but the face is central to human interaction, and so the ideologues who promote its covering are simply misogynists.
Mona Eltahawy
I will work hard at the federal level to defend our progress on climate change, but we know that forward progress on climate must happen locally.
Brad Schneider
I don’t know a single person that’s like, ”Avatar’ is my favorite movie.’ It never even comes up. I don’t know anyone that will defend that movie.
Chris Cubas
We have to make sure that we are a force for peace and stability in the world, and that we’re prepared to defend freedom and the security of the American people.
Thad Cochran
Basically, if you become president, you must swear to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and what the Constitution says.
Lee Hsien Loong
We need to defend absolutely the freedom of speech.
Patrick Chappatte
If you are an American, you have got to defend the standards of the presidency of the United States.
Ana Navarro
I want you to know there is a God. He sits high, but he

I want you to know there is a God. He sits high, but he looks low. He will destroy, but yet he will defend – and he defended me.
Anthony Ray Hinton
You know what to expect when you play Championship sides. They’re very solid defensively, they’re not scared to put their foot or head in, and they defend very well.
Wojciech Szczesny
Everybody should want to make sure that we have the cyber tools necessary to investigate cyber crimes, and to be prepared to defend against them and to bring people to justice who commit it.
Janet Reno
The most important thing is to defend the euro.
Viktor Orban
I know people want me to sort of defend myself, to sit here and be like, ‘I’m a boy, but I wear make-up sometimes.’ But, you know, to me, it doesn’t really matter.
Andreja Pejic
I just love to defend!
Phil Jones
I’m a champion, I have to defend this belt.
Amanda Nunes
Europe has the technology, the strategic and economic might to defend itself.
Viktor Orban
I’ve always tried to defend the idea that the blues doesn’t have to be sung by a person who comes from Mississippi, as I did.
B. B. King
No adviser to a president is going to get his way all of the time, but at a minimum, that adviser should be able to defend the tilt of an administration’s policy as if it were his own. If not, he should make room for those who can.
Bret Stephens
Everybody has a right to be defended, and every lawyer has a duty to defend people accused. And my office is to defend him, to discuss the accusation point by point, as I think this is a normal step in a democracy.
Jacques Verges
The Republicans have put together serious detailed counter-proposals when we have objected to this administration’s agenda. And so, I want to tell the President and remind him again, we’re not voting no for political expediency. We’ve got our principles, and we’re going to stand up and defend those.
Eric Cantor
I won the title with Arsenal in 2004 and it is harder to defend it the following season.
Kolo Toure
If it’s true, as I believe it is, that the planet is alive, then it’s probably also true that we may reach a point at which she will begin to defend herself against us.
Catherine Oxenberg
The enemies of freedom are waging an all-out assault on the Second Amendment to the Constitution, which we have sworn to protect and defend.
Jeff Duncan
The Muslims wanted to reign over the whole of Mostar, then gain ground to the sea and finally create an Islamic state. That is what our Croatians defend themselves against.
Franjo Tudjman
I have always thought that Israel, as an independent and sovereign nation, had a right to defend itself.
Don Nickles
A society is only as great as the values that it enshrines as part of its ethos. A society is only as great as the extent to which it is willing to defend its identity.
Gad Saad
I’ve personally demanded that tyrants let their people go. I’ve tried to feed the hungry, clothe the poor, protect the elderly and infirm, and defend the needy from the aggressively greedy. I’ve led a blessed life. What a kick for a kid from the projects.
Gary Ackerman
Why am I a liberal? Because I don’t forget that I’m an immigrant and that I’m a Hispanic and that I have a Latin accent when I speak English, and I want to defend those who get racially profiled by people who would discriminate against us?
Ana Navarro
No moral code or ethical principle, no piece of scripture or holy teaching, can be summoned to defend what we have allowed our country to become.
Matthew Desmond
A lot of people think you’re not the champion until you defend it one time.
Stephen Thompson
When I represent my country on the field, I do so with heartfelt gratitude to the people who fight for and defend our fundamental freedoms – to believe in whatever I want, to love whoever I want, and to be a valued member of society while doing so. That’s the America I play for.
Becky Sauerbrunn
My family is heavily involved in the Marines and close-combat training, and I was raised doing Japanese sword training, so I’ve always been of the mentality that you have to be able to defend yourself.
Samaire Armstrong
We must defend the rights of working people to bargain collectively for fair wages and safe working conditions.
Richard Cordray
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
Edward Abbey
The space where writing happens is a unique space that’s hard to define, and when you’re kicked out of it because you’re travelling or distracted, it seems so elusive and hard to defend because you yourself doubt whether it existed.
Hisham Matar
I wish I could understand why so many people have a nearly manic desire to excuse, defend, explain or condone evil.
Mike Gallagher
The purpose of our military is to field the finest troops possible to defend our nation and win wars.
Phyllis Schlafly
As a political weapon, it has helped me for 30 years defend the rights of American blacks and third-world people all over the world, to defend them with protest songs. To move the audience to make them conscious of what has been done to my people around the world.
Nina Simone
I defend like a man who likes to work too because I know that football is not just about what you do on the ball.
Joao Moutinho
I believe society has a right to defend itself, just as

I believe society has a right to defend itself, just as the individual has the right to attack that with which he disagrees.
Naguib Mahfouz
Citizens United fought to defend our right to free speech – and won a great victory in the United States Supreme Court.
Marsha Blackburn
Don’t drag the Mossad into political arguments. These are people who can’t defend themselves.
Benny Gantz