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  • Brad Feld
    Brad Feld
    American entrepreneur, and author
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    A typical leader has - a natural tendency is to be defensive in the face of a crisis. The first reaction is to blame someone - or something - else. Often, the blame is aimed at something abstract or non-controllable, which often has nothing to do with the crisis but is adjacent to whatever is going on, so it's an easy target.
  • Benjamin Tucker
    Benjamin Tucker
    American anarchist and socialist 1854-1939
    Benjamin Tucker
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    And capital punishment, however ineffective it may be and through whatever ignorance it may be resorted to, is a strictly defensive act, - at least in theory.
  • Robert Burns
    Robert Burns
    Scottish Poet 1759-1796
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    I pick my favorite quotation and store them in my mind as ready armor, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.
  • Brandon Routh
    Brandon Routh
    American actor 1979-
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    If I become defensive and upset right away, then that's going to adversely affect how I deal with it and it's probably not going to be good press for me and probably be bad just because I'm angry. Just be open and pleasant.
  • Caroline Knapp
    Caroline Knapp
    American writer and columnist
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    Me, I walk along and feel quietly defensive, a recluse in the Land of We. That's quite the loaded word, 'we.'
  • Benjamin Tucker
    Benjamin Tucker
    American anarchist and socialist 1854-1939
    Benjamin Tucker
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    Murder is an offensive act. The term cannot be applied legitimately to any defensive act.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
    Susan Sontag
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    Nature in America has always been suspect, on the defensive, cannibalized by progress. In America, every specimen becomes a relic.
  • Barack Obama
    Barack Obama
    American politician 1961-
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    Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and the war on terrorism have reduced the pace of military transformation and have revealed our lack of preparation for defensive and stability operations. This Administration has overextended our military.
  • Benjamin Tucker
    Benjamin Tucker
    American anarchist and socialist 1854-1939
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    The Anarchists answer that the abolition of the State will leave in existence a defensive association, resting no longer on a compulsory but on a voluntary basis, which will restrain invaders by any means that may prove necessary.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    All conservatives are such from personal defects. They have been effeminated by position or nature, born halt and blind, through luxury of their parents, and can only, like invalids, act on the defensive.
  • Derek Jarman
    Derek Jarman
    British movie maker, artist, writer 1942-
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    All men are homosexual, some turn straight. It must be very odd to be a straight man because your sexuality is hopelessly defensive. It's like an ideal of racial purity.
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