A Quote by unknown on body, composers, defense, military, and people

That the people have a right to keep and bear arms; that a well regulated Militia composed of the body of the people trained to arms is the proper, natural and safe defense of a free State. . . .


Source: Original Draft of the Bill of Rights, 1787

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A Quote by unknown on acting, approval, debate, defense, expectation, history, kindness, men, military, service, and time

The signification attributed to the term Militia appears from the debates in the [Constitutional] Convention, the history and legislation of Colonies and States, and the writings of approved commentators. These show plainly enough that the Militia comprised all males physically capable of acting in concert for the common defense. . . . And further, that ordinarily when called for service these men were expected to appear bearing arms supplied by themselves and of the kind in common use at the time.


Source: United States Supreme Court, 1939 U.S. v. Miller

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A Quote by unknown on courage, defense, duty, love, misfortune, neighbors, patience, scandal, silence, and words

What is Love? It's silence when your words would hurt, It's patience when your neighbor's curt, It's defense when the scandal flows, It's thoughtfulness for another's woes, It's promptness when stern duty calls, It's courage when misfortune falls.


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A Quote by unknown on defense


The best defense against the atom bomb is not to be there when it goes off.


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A Quote by Thurgood Marshall on belief, concern, danger, defense, failure, guilt, insanity, and punishment

[Jurors who are opposed to capital punishment are] more likely to believe that a defendant's failure to testify is indicative of his guilt, more hostile to the insanity defense, more mistrustful of defense attorneys and less concerned about the danger of erroneous convictions.

Thurgood Marshall (1908 - 1993)

Source: Dissenting opinion in 6-3 ruling regarding juries in capital cases, 5 May 86

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on defense and liberty

From the east to the west blow the trumpet to arms! Through the land let the sound of it flee; Let the far and the near all unite, with a cheer, In defense of our Liberty Tree.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Source: The Liberty Tree, July 1775, st. 4.

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A Quote by Thomas Hobbes on defense, liberty, men, and peace

That a man be willing, when others are so too, as far forth as for peace and defense of himself he shall think it necessary, to lay down this right to all things; and be contented with so much liberty against other men, as he would allow other men against himself.

Thomas Hobbes (1588 - 1679)

Source: Leviathan, 1651

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A Quote by Studs Terkel on children, christ, defense, funny, history, jobs, plants, soldiers, tears, time, tragedy, war, women, and world

The history of those who shed those other tears, the history of those anonymous millions, is what Terkel wants readers and listeners to come away with. What's it like to be that goofy little soldier, scared stiff, with his bayonet aimed at Christ? What's it like to have been a woman in a defense-plant job during World War II? What's it like to be a kid at the front lines? It's all funny and tragic at the same time.

Studs Terkel (1912 -)

Source: Coming of Age

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A Quote by Sun Tzu on defense, lies, possibility, strength, and victory

Invincibility lies in the defense; the possibility of victory in the attack. One defends when his strength is inadequate; he attacks when it is abundant.

Sun Tzu

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A Quote by Steve Landesberg on defense, honesty, and insanity

Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense.

Steve Landesberg

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