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Letter "D" » defense
«Education is the cheap defense of nations»
«But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication.»
«Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion... in private self-defense.»
«A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.»
«And if, to be sure, sometimes you need to conceal a fact with words, do it in such a way that it does not become known, or, if it does become known, that you have a ready and quick defense»
«Attack is the best form of defense»
«A faithful friend is a strong defense, and he that hath found such a one hath found a treasure.»
«Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.»
«Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice; moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.»
«A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it the superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason.»
Author: Thomas Paine
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