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Defense

protecting of oneself or others from attack, danger, or injury

Defense or defence refers to the protecting of oneself or others from attack, danger, or injury, and also to many strategies, tactics or ideas used to oppose attacks of various types upon individuals or societies.

QuotesEdit

  • Hattı müdafaa yoktur, sathı müdafaa vardır. O satıh bütün vatandır.
    • There is no defense line, but defense territory. This territory is the whole of the motherland!
    • Variant: Hattı müdafaa yoktur, sathı müdafaa vardır. O satıh bütün vatandır. Vatanın her karış toprağı, vatandaşın kanıyla ıslanmadıkça terk olunamaz…
      • Variant translation: There is no defense line, but a defense territory, and that territory is the whole of the motherland.
        • English translation, as quoted in History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey (1976) by Stanford Jay Shaw
  • Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as the heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere.
    • Abraham Lincoln, speech at Edwardsville, Illinois (11 September 1858);The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953), edited by Roy P. Basler, Vol. 3, p. 95. The last two sentences appear in slightly varying form inscribed on a plaque in the stairwell of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty: "Our defense is in the spirit which prized liberty as the heritage of all men, in all lands everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism at your own doors." -->
  • The only thing that I’ve ever said is that in areas where the government has proven itself either unwilling or unable to defend the lives and the property of Negroes, it’s time for Negroes to defend themselves.

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