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Samuel Griswold Goodrich, better known by pseudonymn Peter Parley

Moral courage is a virtue of higher cast and nobler origin than physical. It springs from a consciousness of virtue and renders a man, in the pursuit or defense of right, superior to the fear of reproach, opposition in contempt.

Character | Consciousness | Contempt | Courage | Defense | Fear | Man | Opposition | Right | Virtue | Virtue |

William Ellery Channing

The world is governed much more by opinion than by laws. It is not the judgment of courts, but the moral judgment of individuals and masses of men, which is the chief wall of defense around property and life. With the progress of society, this power of opinion is taking the place of arms.

Defense | Judgment | Life | Life | Men | Opinion | Power | Progress | Property | Society | Wisdom | World |

Edward Coke, fully Sir Edward Coke

The house of every man is his castle, and if thieves come to a man’s house to rob or murder, and the owner or his servants kill any of the thieves in defense of himself and his house, it is no felony and he lose nothing.

Defense | Kill | Man | Murder | Nothing | Wisdom |

Edward Cooke

The home of everyone is to him his castle and fortress, as well for his defense against injury and violence, as for his repose.

Defense | Repose | Wisdom |

Henry Ford

What causes war is not patriotism, not that human beings are willing to die in defense of their dearest ones. It is the false doctrine, fostered by the few, that war spells gain.

Defense | Doctrine | Patriotism | War | Wisdom |

S. G. Goodrich, fully Samuel Griswold Goodrich, pen name Peter Praley

Moral courage is a virtue of higher cast and nobler origin than physical. It springs from a consciousness of virtue, and renders a man, in the pursuit of defense of right, superior to the fear of reproach, opposition, or contempt.

Consciousness | Contempt | Courage | Defense | Fear | Man | Opposition | Right | Virtue | Virtue | Wisdom |

William James

The whole defense of religious faith hinges upon action.

Action | Defense | Faith | Wisdom |

Janet Kauffman

If we care about the land, it will be necessary to redefine whole economies, not just the farm economy. A complex, solid economy could certainly grow around a policy of cooperation with natural environments. Why haven’t we proposed such policies - on a grand a scale as national defense - when our own species is at stake?

Care | Cooperation | Defense | Land | Policy | Will | Wisdom |

John F. Kennedy, fully John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy

Diplomacy and defense are not substitutes for one another. Either alone would fail.

Defense | Diplomacy | Wisdom |

UNESCO Constitution NULL

Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defense of peace must be constructed.

Defense | Men | Peace | Wisdom |

Andrew Bernstein

The hero is the man dedicated to the creation and / or defense of reality-conforming, life-promoting values.

Defense | Hero | Life | Life | Man | Reality |

Barry Goldwater

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

Defense | Justice | Liberty | Moderation | Virtue | Virtue | Moderation |

Franz Metcalf

Love confronts hate in the one way hate cannot comprehend, with something beyond itself - with compassion. Hate cannot go beyond itself. It draws its strength from the self's defense of self. Love lives to go beyond itself, drawing strength from that very act. Love can thus comprehend hate, integrating it into something larger. Slowly, hate is defeated as a grain of salt dissolves into the sweetness of a pond.

Compassion | Defense | Hate | Love | Self | Strength |

Irving Singer

Human beings seek a prior meaning in everything as a defense against doubts about the importance of anything, including man's existence ... To affirm that there is a supreme meaning of life is to give the intellect an opportunity to escape the disquieting conclusion that nothing people do can possibly have more than slight importance.

Defense | Existence | Life | Life | Man | Meaning | Nothing | Opportunity | People | Intellect |

Adam Smith

Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defense of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all.

Defense | Government | Property | Reality | Security |