Top 50 Defend Yourself Quotes and Sayings

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It calls for defending yourself when enemies attack you physically, verbally or spread lies about you to destroy your reputation. These quotes inspire you and give you an understanding when to defend and speak for yourself and others.

Defend Yourself Quotes And Sayings

  1. “Defend me, God, from myself.”                                                                                                                                                           
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    Defend Yourself Quotes Images

  2. “Lying is an elementary form of self-defense.”

  3. “Don’t defend yourself, Hurt him.” ― Tim Larkin

  4. “Self-defense is Nature’s eldest law.” ― John Dryden                                                                                                             
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    Defend Quotes

  5. “I did not defend myself. I say a life for a life.” ― Ruth Ellis

  6. “Murder begins where self-defense ends.” ― Georg Buchner

  7. “Self-defense is not only our right; it is our duty.” ― Ronald Reagan

  8. “I am tired of defending my character. I am what I am.” ― Dana Plato

  9. “You don’t need to defend. You don’t need to prove. You just need to be.”

  10. “They are not your friends until they have defended you in your absence.”                                                               
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    Quotes About Defending Yourself

  11. “Never explain yourself to those who simply do not matter.” ― Simply Topaz

  12. “Never feel the need to defend yourself. Sometimes silence is the best response.”

  13. “Protecting yourself is self-defense. Protecting others is warriorship.” ― Bodhi Sanders

  14. “I don’t even call it violence when it’s in self-defense; I call it intelligence.” ― Malcolm X

  15. “You cannot win a battle in any arena merely by defending yourself.” ― Richard M. Nixon

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

  17. “If someone offends you by speech , you must learn to defend yourself by speech.” ― Camille Paglia

  18. “I think it’s funny that people who treat you like shit get offended when you finally do the same to them.”

  19. “When you’re alone, you need to depend on yourself and be ready to defend yourself.” ― Susan Gunnell

  20. “Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses.” ― Brain Tracy                                                                                                                             
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    Defend Yourself Quotes Pictures

  21. “When it comes to self-defense, it is better to have the power and not need it than to need it and not have it.”

  22. “You do not have the right to take another human’s life, unless it’s in strict self-defense.” ― Michael Moore

  23. “When I was in the streets, I was taught to defend myself. I and Bo just come from different places.” ― Ann Wolfe

  24. “Bravery is to defend yourself from another, and humanity is to defend the other from yourself.” ― Marko Miljanov

  25. “Never defend yourself of words from a fool unless you are willing to become his or her equal.” ― Gene Crawford

  26. “Do not waste one more second defending yourself to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.” ― Penielglory

  27. “You don’t always have to defend yourself in words. Silence give people the view that you have some better thoughts in mind.”                                                                                                                                          Don't Defend Yourself Quotes

  28. “To reject revelational epistemology is to commit yourself to defend the truth of autonomous epistemology.” ― Greg L. Bahnsen

  29. “Self-defense is not just a set of techniques; it’s a state of mind, and it begins with the belief that you are worth defending.” ― Rorion Gracie

  30. “The right of self-defense never ceases. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals.” ― James Monroe

  31. “Don’t complain about others. Change yourself if you want peace. It’s easier to protect

    your feet with slippers than to cover the earth with carpet.”

  32. “You will never be more than a common Christian until you give up your own interest and cease defending yourself.” ― Aiden Wilson Tozer

  33. “The principle of self-defense, even involving weapons and bloodshed, has never been condemned, even by Gandhi.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.

  34. Never retaliate when people say unkind things about you. Pay them back with a blessing..and God will bless You. – 1 Peter 3:9 (Bible Verse)

  35. “It’s a common observation here that out cause is the cause of all mankind, and that we are fighting for their liberty in defending our own.” ― Benjamin Franklin

  36. “There’s only one basic principle of self-defense. You must apply the most effective weapon, as soon as possible, to the most vulnerable target.” ― Bruce Lee

  37. “I think it’s a very strange question that I have to defend myself, I don’t feel that, you are all my guests, it’s not the other way around, that’s how I feel.” ― Lars Von Trier

  38. “Also, as a rule of thumb, if you find yourself defending your inalienable right to make someone else feel like garbage, you’re on the wrong side of the argument.” ― Rich Burlew

  39. “The two most important things to do for self-defense are not to take a martial arts class or get a gun, but to think like the opposition and know where you’re most at risk.” ― Barry Eisler

  40. “For every idealistic peacemaker willing to renounce his self-defense in favor of a weapons-free world, there is at least one warmaker anxious to exploit the other’s good intentions.” ― Margaret Thatcher

  41. “That attitude that fighting is probably not fair, but you have to defend yourself anyway and damage the enemy, has been profoundly consequential as far as my political activism goes.” ― June Jordan

  42. “It is immoral from almost any point of view to refuse to defend yourself and others from very grave and terrible threats, even as there are limits to the means that can be used in such defense.” ― Herman Kahn

  43. “Poverty breeds despair. We know this. Despair breeds violence. We know this. In turbulent times, isn’t it cheaper, and smarter, to make friends out of potential enemies than to defend yourself against them later?” ― Bono

  44. “I think that if you get too close to the character if you do too much historical research, you may find yourself defending your view of a character against the author’s view, and I think that’s terribly dangerous.” ― Tim Curry

  45. “Nothing makes you madder than wanting to defend yourself against something you can’t even get hold of, something the human race is doing to you, but still there’s nobody you can grab by the throat.” ―

  46. “America had, for one thing, living in anarchy for – until much more recently than Europe. We had the Wild West, where the cliche of the cowboy movies was the nearest sheriff is 90 miles away, and so you had to pack a gun a Stefan Zweignd defend yourself.” ― Steven Pinker

  47. “I also believe that you are what you have to defend, and if you’re a black man that’s always going to be the bar against which you are judged, whether you want to align yourself with those themes or not. You can think of yourself as a colorless person, but nobody else is gonna.” ― Don Cheadle

  48. “Almost all our suffering is the product of our thoughts. We spend nearly every moment of our lives lost in thought, and hostage to the character of those thoughts. You can break this spell, but it takes training just like it takes training to defend yourself against a physical assault.” ― Sam Harris

  49. “Freud was the son of a Jewish merchant who had to move his whole family to Vienna because he couldn’t get work. He, as a boy, had to watch his father be mocked and abused on the street for being Jewish… You develop a thick skin and you develop a certain kind of wit to defend yourself.” ― Viggo Mortensen

  50. “The thing I find really scary about ghosts and demons is that you don’t really know what they are or where they are. They’re not very well understood. You don’t know what they want from you. So it’s the kind of thing you don’t even know how to defend yourself against. Anything that’s unknown and mysterious is very scary.” ― Oren Peli



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