Quotes About Self Defense

Quotes tagged as "self-defense" (showing 1-30 of 59)
C. JoyBell C.
“People can have their opinions about everything in the world, but people's opinions end where the tip of my nose begins. Your opinions of others can only go so far as to where their own shoreline is. The world is for your taking, but other people are not. One is only allowed to have an opinion of me, if that person is done educating him/herself on everything about me. Before people educate themselves on everything about you, they're not allowed to open their venomous mouthes and have an opinion about you.”
C. JoyBell C.

Criss Jami
“When a man is penalized for honesty he learns to lie.”
Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

Terry Pratchett
“How can you protect yourself by carrying a sword if you don’t know how to use it?’
Not me, sir. Other people. They see the sword and don’t attack me,’ said Maladict patiently.
Yes, but if they did, lad, you wouldn’t be any good with it,’ said the sergeant.
No, sir. I’d probably settle for just ripping their heads off, sir. That’s what I mean by protection, sir. Theirs, not mine. And I’d get hell from the League if I did that, sir.”
Terry Pratchett, Monstrous Regiment

Kristin Cashore
“Raff,' Katsa said, 'your problem is that your heart's not in it. We need to find something to strengthen your defensive resolve. What if you pretended he's trying to smash your favorite medicinal plant?'
'The rare blue safflower,' Bann suggested.
'Yes,' Katsa said gamely, 'pretend he's after your snaffler.'
'Bann would never come after my rare blue safflower,' Raffin said distinctly. 'The very notion is absurd.'
'Pretend he's not Bann. Pretend he's your father.”
Kristin Cashore, Bitterblue

Sarah Rees Brennan
“Sometmes when you pull knives on people, they get this impression that you're going to hurt them, and then they're completely terrified. Crazy, I know!"

"Okay," said Nick. He turned to Jamie & popped his left wrist sheath again. "Look."

Jamie backed up. "Which part of 'completely terrified' did you translate as 'show us your knives, Nick'? Don't show me your knives, Nick. I have no interest in your knives."

Nick rolled his eyes. "This is a quillon dagger. That's a knife with a sword handle. I like it because it has a good grip for stabbing."

"Why do you say these things?" Jamie inquired piteously. "Is it to make me sad?"

"I didn't have you cornered," Nick went on. "You could've run. And this dagger doesn't have an even weight distribution; it's absolute rubbish for throwing. If I had any intention of hurting you, I'd have used a knife I could throw."

Jamie blinked. "I will remember those words always. I may try to forget them, but I sense that I won't be able to.”
Sarah Rees Brennan, The Demon's Covenant

Cassandra Clare
“Beautiful girls should know how to defend themselves against the advances of gentlemen.”
Cassandra Clare

Frédéric Bastiat
“In fact, if law were restricted to protecting all persons, all liberties, and all properties; if law were nothing more than the organized combination of the individual's right to self-defense; if law were the obstacle, the check, the punisher of all oppression and plunder — is it likely that we citizens would then argue much about the extent of the franchise?”
Frédéric Bastiat, The Law

Criss Jami
“The hard part about one being tough yet meek is the illusion of being a punching bag.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Dean Koontz
“You had a good dinner of properly fried food, and if you want to live long enough to have another one, you’ve got to weaponize properly.”
Dean Koontz, Deeply Odd

“Those who were molested or beaten as children or teenagers might later be vulnerable to sexual abuse or violence, because their natural impulses to protect themselves and protest (physical and verbal) were extinguished. Expectation of hurtful treatment by others or one's own failed capabilities can stubbornly persist despite overwhelming evidence that such is no longer the case.”
Babette Rothschild

Criss Jami
“The truth exposes some people so deeply, their last defense is to front a carefree insanity.”
Criss Jami, Healology

John Banville
“I am not all sneers and scathings, you see, I have my gentler side.”
John Banville, The Infinities

Christopher Hitchens
“Remaining for a moment with the question of legality and illegality: United Nations Security Council Resolution 1368, unanimously passed, explicitly recognized the right of the United States to self-defense and further called upon all member states 'to bring to justice the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of the terrorist attacks. It added that 'those responsible for aiding, supporting or harboring the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of those acts will be held accountable.' In a speech the following month, the United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan publicly acknowledged the right of self-defense as a legitimate basis for military action. The SEAL unit dispatched by President Obama to Abbottabad was large enough to allow for the contingency of bin-Laden's capture and detention. The naïve statement that he was 'unarmed' when shot is only loosely compatible with the fact that he was housed in a military garrison town, had a loaded automatic weapon in the room with him, could well have been wearing a suicide vest, had stated repeatedly that he would never be taken alive, was the commander of one of the most violent organizations in history, and had declared himself at war with the United States. It perhaps says something that not even the most casuistic apologist for al-Qaeda has ever even attempted to justify any of its 'operations' in terms that could be covered by any known law, with the possible exception of some sanguinary verses of the Koran.”
Christopher Hitchens, The Enemy

Bohdi Sanders
“Protecting yourself is self-defense. Protecting others is warriorship.”
Bohdi Sanders, Martial Arts Wisdom: Quotes, Maxims, and Stories for Martial Artists and Warriors

James Carlos Blake
“Without the right to defend yourself--and the right to possesss the means to do it--all other supposed rights are so much hot air.”
James Carlos Blake

Elle Klass
“It seemed my self defense skills had that effect on people, I thought, remembering when I threw Halette over my shoulder in Paris, twice.”
Elle Klass, Baby Girl Book 3: City by the Bay

L.M. Montgomery
“I think it is because I have a habit, when I am bored or disgusted with people of stepping suddenly into my own world and shutting the door. People resent this -- I suppose it is only natural to resent a door being shut in your face. They call it slyness when it is only self-defense.”
L.M. Montgomery

Criss Jami
“Unprovoked hostility is often but displaced self-defense: 'I must stop him before he stops me.' In many of such environments, nobody is really hateful so much as they are just fearful.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Marc MacYoung
“You can't pull a gun just because a crazy person wants to talk to you. If I did that I'd never get through a family Christmas.”
Marc MacYoung

Simon R. Green
“I want a gun, Happy said immediately. "A really big gun. I want a fully functioning Death Star gun."

"Not even if Godzilla himself were to show up," said JC.”
Simon R. Green, Ghost of a Chance

Bohdi Sanders
“Self-defenses mean self-defense, period. It leave nothing out.”
Bohdi Sanders, Modern Bushido: Living a Life of Excellence

“A man of peace shall always live in peace, if all chances are given and only shall he stand to fight for his rights if peace and freedom isn't granted to him.”
Auliq Ice

Bohdi Sanders
“Don't entertain others at the expense of your reputation.”
Bohdi Sanders, Defensive Living: The Other Side of Self-Defense

Pawan Mishra
“The duel may go on for long, but the self-defense often wins over the self-reproach.”
Pawan Mishra, Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

Nancy E. Turner
“I asked Mama was it a sin to do what I done, and she said no, it was the same as David slaying Goliath, it was only to save Ulyssa and the others, not because of meanness that I did it. I would do it again, too. I am not sorry, but this has hurt my heart and spirit more than all the other trials, for being forsaken is worse than being killed.”
Nancy E. Turner, These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901, Arizona Territories

Malcolm X
“This is the thing you need to spread the word about among our people wherever you go. Never let them be brainwashed into thinking that whenever they take steps to see that they're in a position to defend themselves that they;re being unlawful. The only time you're being unlawful is when you break the law. It's LAWFUL to have something to DEFEND yourself.”
Malcolm X

Ang Swee Chai
“And the PRCS [Palestinian Red Crescent Society] had not lost just one hospital: thirteen clinics and nine hospitals all over Lebanon had been destroyed in this way. Only Gaza Hospital, for a reason I was to discover three years later, was still standing. At the height of the air raids, when the Palestinians found out that every single PRCS hospital and clinic was a bomb target, they put three Israeli soldiers captured in south Lebanon on the upper floors of Gaza Hospital, and radioed a message to the Israeli Army saying that any further military action on Gaza Hospital would result in Israeli lives being lost. That saved Gaza Hospital from further destruction.”
Ang Swee Chai, From Beirut to Jerusalem

“If someone hates you so much that they try to hurt you, defending yourself is not being aggressive, it is doing what’s necessary.”
Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

Mat Johnson
“There is a rational part of my brain and it says, Don't zap them, Warren. Ask questions first, find out who they are and why they're here, on your doorstep, lurking, banging. Find out their hopes and dreams. Offer them a glass of water. And that part of my brain has control of my left hand, which is holding the doorknob. The right hand fucking zaps the crackhead.”
Mat Johnson, Loving Day

Kelley Armstrong
“(Tori) "In the real world, if we’re attacked by some Cabal goon, we’re going to use our fighting powers.”
(Simon) “But Chloe doesn’t have fighting powers.”
(Tori) “Sure she does. She has a poltergeist. Well, when Liz is around. And when she’s not, Chloe has the awesome power of zombies at her fingertips.” Tori waved at the woods behind our rented house. “Raise a dead bunny. It can nip my ankles while I’m throwing you down.”
Kelley Armstrong, Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions

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