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Motivational Defense Quotes

May these quotes about Defense inspire and motivate you.

A nation that continues year after year
to spend more money on military defense
than on programs of social uplift
is approaching spiritual doom.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm,
but willing to draw blood in its defense.
- Mark Overby

The great defense against the air menace
is to attack the enemy's aircraft
as near as possible to their point of departure.
- Winston Churchill

The problem in defense is
how far you can go without destroying from within
what you are trying to defend from without.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower


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Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit
which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men,
in all lands, everywhere.
Destroy this spirit and you have planted
the seeds of despotism around your own doors.
- Abraham Lincoln

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi


 

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

People are not disturbed by things,
but by the view they take of them.
- Epictetus

Worthless people live only to eat and drink;
people of worth eat and drink only to live.
- Socrates

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

The way to happiness is what I call Zero-Based Gratitude.
Each day be happy and grateful for what you have,
independent of yesterday and of other people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

People rarely succeed unless they
have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie

You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.
- Oprah Winfrey

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

There are three classes of people:
those who see,
those who see when they are shown,
those who do not see.
- Leonardo da Vinci

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

Simply put, you believe that things
or people make you unhappy,
but this is not accurate.
You make yourself unhappy.
- Wayne Dyer

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand;
they listen with the intent to reply.
- Stephen R. Covey

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand
my complaint about them not understanding me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

What people say, what people do,
and what they say they do
are entirely different things.
- Margaret Mead

An instructed and intelligent people
are always more decent and orderly
than an ignorant and stupid one.
- Adam Smith

It is only in adventure that some people
succeed in knowing themselves -
in finding themselves.
- Andre Gide

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

Opportunity is missed by most people
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- Thomas Edison

It's not the situation that's causing your stress,
it's your thoughts,
and you can change that right here and now.
You can choose to be peaceful right here and now.
Peace is a choice,
and it has nothing to do with
what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

What usually happens in the educational process is
that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed
and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature
they have lost their innate capabilities.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Successful people ask better questions,
and as a result, they get better answers.
- Tony Robbins

Thoughtful people seldom share exactly the same opinion -
the same point-of-view.
The wise ones understand that they know nothing -
for virtually none of our experience is truly factual -
and they graciously honor all other opinions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most successful people in life
are generally those who have the best information.
- Benjamin Disraeli

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

There is no evil and there are
no evil forces in the world.
There are only people of awareness,
and there are people who are fast asleep -
and sleep has no force.
The whole energy is in the hands of the awakened people.
And one awakened person can awaken the whole world.
One lighted candle can make millions of candles lighted
without losing it's light.
- Osho


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