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Air power can either paralyse the enemy's military action or compel him to devote to the defence of his bases and communications a share of his straitened resources far greater that what we need in the attack. - Sir Winston Churchill


Brains are like hearts, they go where they are appreciated. - Robert McNamara


Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defence, and for a defence only! It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence. - Adam Smith


Humor is just another defence against the universe. - Mel Brooks


The surest defence against Evil is extreme individualism, originality of thinking, whimsicality, even, if you will, eccentricity. That is, something that can't be feigned, faked, imitated; something even a seasoned impostor couldn't be happy with. - Joseph Brodsky


Never make a defence or an apology until you are accused. - Charles I


Every good citizen makes his country's honour his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defence and is conscious that he gains protection while he gives it. - Andrew Jackson


The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts. The right defence against false sentiments is to inculcate just sentiments. By starving the sensibility of our pupils we only make them easier prey to the propagandist when he comes. For famished nature will be avenged and a hard heart is no infallible protection against a soft head. (The Abolition of Man) - C. S. Lewis


The un-bought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise, is gone! - Edmund Burke