Defend Quotes

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Laurie Halse Anderson
“You have to know what you stand for, not just what you stand against.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

Brandon Sanderson
“Never throw the first punch. If you have to throw the second, try to make sure they don't get up for a third.”
Brandon Sanderson, Steelheart

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“It judged indecent in me to come forward on this occasion; but when I see a fellow-creature about to perish through the cowardice of her pretended friends, I wish to be allowed to speak, that I may say what I know of her character.”
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Frédéric Bastiat
“The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended.”
Frédéric Bastiat

Andrzej Sapkowski
“You can't stop a soldier from being frightened but you can give him motivation to help him overcome that fear. I have no such motivation. I can't have. I'm a witcher: an artificially created mutant. I kill monsters for money. I defend children when their parents pay me to. If Nilfgaardian parents pay me, I'll defend Nilfgaardian children. And even if the world lies in ruin - which does not seem likely to me - I'll carry on killing monsters in the ruins of this world until some monster kills me. That is my fate, my reason, my life and my attitude to the world. And it is not what I chose. It was chosen for me.”
Andrzej Sapkowski, Krew elfów

“Nature can be cruel. Predators are everywhere. Those who don't need to be protected from outside forces often need to be protected from themselves. In society, women are referred to as "the fairer sex". But in the wild, the female species can be far more ferocious than their male counterparts. Defending the nest is both our oldest and strongest instinct. And sometimes, it can also be the most gratifying.”
Emily Thorne

Amit Kalantri
“Love' is the only weapon I have, I will defend with love, I will attack with love.”
Amit Kalantri

Anthony Liccione
“Some people are severely lonely, all they can do is accept the single life as an example of being free and happy.”
Anthony Liccione

Melina Marchetta
“What did she say to you?"
"Oh, great. I have to try to get you out of this mess after you hit a girl for nothing," he whispered angrily. "Josephine, don't waste my time. You don't seem like a violent type. She had to have said something to rile you.
"I just don't like her. She's vain. She puts her hair all over my books when she sits in front of me in class."
"So you hit her?"
"No ... yes."
"A girl puts her hair all over your books, so you break her nose?"
"Well, I don't think it's broken, personally."
"Doctor Kildare, we are not here to give a medical opinion. I want to know what she said to you."
"God," I yelled exasperated. "She said something to upset me, okay?"
"What? That you were ugly? That you smell? What?"
I looked horrified.
"I'm not ugly. I don't smell."
He sighed and took off his glasses, sitting down in front of me and pulling my chair towards him. "I was just asking for a reason."
"Never mind," I said.
"That creep out there wants -you to pay for his daughter's nose-job. Because of that nose-job she will be a famous model one day and you'll be working in a fast-food chain because you couldn't finish your Higher School Certificate due to expulsion. Now tell me what she said."
"There's nothing wrong with a fast-food chain," I said, thinking of my McDonald's job.
"I'm really getting pissed off now, Josephine. You called me out of work for this and you won't tell me why."
"Just go," I said, as he stood up and paced the room.
"I'll defend myself in court."
He groaned and looked up to the ceiling pulling his hair. "God save me from days like this," he begged.
"Go," I yelled.
"Okay. Let him win. He's a creep. Creeps always win," he said walking to the door. "But don't think you're going to make it in a court room, young lady. If you can't be honest, don't expect to stand up in a court room and defend honesty."
"She called me a wog, amongst other things," I said, finally. "I haven't been called one for so long. It offended me. It made me feel pathetic."
"Did you provoke her?"
"Yes. I called her a racist pig due to some things she was saying."
"Is she one?"
"God, yes. The biggest.”
Melina Marchetta, Looking for Alibrandi

Soke Behzad Ahmadi
“. . . the sole aim of Okinawa Karate is to teach A person to handle violence and violent individuals; whether it is tactile, mental or spiritual”
Soke Behzad Ahmadi, KARATE POWER Lethal power of Fajin

Israelmore Ayivor
“Remember, without a goal, your stamina is useless no matter how you get trained. You may defend your integrity and attack your obstacles, but when you have no target in focus, you will score many zero number of goals...”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

“Always defend and counterattack simultaneously.”
Darren Levine, Complete Krav Maga: The Ultimate Guide to Over 230 Self-Defense and Combative Techniques

“But having the independence of mind and the strength of personality to defend your work in front of the most incisive aeronautical minds in the world—that’s what got you noticed. Being willing to stand up to the pressure of an opinionated, impatient engineer who put his feet up on the desk and waited while you did the work, who wanted his numbers done right and done yesterday, to spot the bug in his logic and tell him in no uncertain terms that he was the one who was wrong—that was a rarer quality.”
Margot Lee Shetterly, Hidden Figures

Ron Baratono
“Dear God,
Look down from the heavens, and help the people of Ukraine. Let them find safety in the midst of this evil their suffering through. Surround their country with your mighty arms, and protect and defend them. Allow the wrongs placed upon them be punished with every breath they take. You’re the truth, the light and the way. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.”
Ron Baratono

Khuliso Mamathoni
“The truth has a divine voice and it speaks louder than any other voice. The truth will defend itself at the right time. Watch and see the truth coming out.”
Khuliso Mamathoni, The Greatest Proposal

Louis L'Amour
“When evil takes up to violence, the good have no choice but to defend themselves.”
Louis L'Amour, Hanging Woman Creek

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“To ‘cancel’ someone is a manifestation of our inability to defend our position, which is compounded by the fear that the one that we’re ‘cancelling’ can actually defend theirs.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Phil Pierce
“While the goal of these classes is to learn to defend yourself, positive changes will be obvious in everything you do, and this confidence also makes you less of a target on the street.”
Phil Pierce, Self Defense Made Simple

“Because if you’re comfortable with sacrifice and pressure and criticism and pain, if you can learn to focus on the result instead of always focusing on the difficulty… you can chase Winning, fight for it, and defend your right to catch it.”
Tim S. Grover, Winning: The Unforgiving Race to Greatness

“Sometimes your chess pieces attack other pieces, and sometimes they defend.”
Simon Marshall, The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion

Sylvia Plath
“My virginity weighed like a millstone around my neck. It had been of such enormous importance to me for so long that my habit was to defend it at all costs. I had been defending it for five years and I was sick of it.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

“Imagine that you are on the street and someone attacks you. If you feel that you must fight back to defend yourself, you might instinctively make a fist and punch at the attacker’s head. In the heat of the moment, you might try to do this over and over again, using one instrument against one target. While natural, this may not be the most effective approach, especially against a competent attacker. Rather, you want to “work the whole body.” Instead of focusing narrowly on one target, or using only one method of attack, more experienced fighters will consider all of their instruments (two hands, two feet, knees, elbows, nearby items that can be used for defense, and so on) and evaluate all potential areas that could be targeted.”
Deepak Malhotra, Negotiating the impossible: how to break deadlocks and resolve ugly conflicts

“Any attempt to attack, defend, or withdraw will work against you. Instead, you must restrain these reactive tendencies, find the courage to stand your ground, and then step forward in the face of this determined opposition.”
Rick Brinkman, Dealing with People You Can't Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The true character of a person lays in their willingness to face the gravest of moments, and in those moments to turn the best of their ideals into the most sacrificial of actions.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Kamaran Ihsan Salih
“Knowledge is a weapon to defend yourself and your rights.”
Kamaran Ihsan Salih

Anthony T. Hincks
“I don't defend what I have done, but do you?”
Anthony T. Hincks

Steven Magee
“If I were a teacher, I would have a concealed handgun permit.”
Steven Magee

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Gandalf answered angrily: "I brought him, and I don't bring things that are of no use. Either you help me to look for him, or I go and leave you here to get out of the mess as best you can yourselves. If we can only find him again, you will thank me before all is over. Whatever did you want to go and drop him for Dori?”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Steven Magee
“If police officers are being hostile to me, then I have to defend myself using whatever non-contact choices I have available to me, including a 911 call for an independent supervisor.”
Steven Magee

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Sometimes the evidence of everything that I wish were not evidence points me to all of the things that I’ve spent my life attempting to build evidence against.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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