Commonly they must use their feet for defense whose only weapon is their tongue.
— Sir Philip Sidney

We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.
Tennessee (Thomas Lanier) Williams defense quote

A tree never hits an automobile except in self defense.
— American Indian Proverbs

Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?
— Patrick Henry

Political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.
— George Orwell