An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Self-defense is Nature's eldest law.


John Dryden (1631-1700, British poet, dramatist, critic)


Our capacity to retaliate must be, and is, massive in order to deter all forms of aggression.


John Foster Dulles (1888-1959, American republican secretary of state)


They say that the best defense is offense, and I intend to start offending right now.


Captain (Star Trek) James T. Kirk


There's no telling what might have happened to our defense budget if Saddam Hussein hadn't invaded Kuwait that August and set everyone gearing up for World War II. Can we count on Saddam Hussein to come along every year and resolve our defense-policy debates? Given the history of the Middle East, it's possible.


P. J. O'Rourke (1947-, American journalist)


We're in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country.


Ronald Reagan (1911-2004, American President (40th))


Attack is the best form of defense.


Author Unknown


Harsh necessity, and the newness of my kingdom, force me to do such things and to guard my frontiers everywhere.


Virgil (c. 70 - 19 BC, Roman poet)


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