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Top 100 Quotes About Defending Yourself

#1. Against great advantages in another, there are no means of defending ourselves except love. - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#2. Balthazar pledged to die defending his royal house of Lumuatere. Finnikin swore to be their protector and guide for as long as he lived. Lucian vowed he would be the light whom they traveled toward in times of need. - Author: Melina Marchetta
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#3. Cyber Command is supposed to be defending our critical infrastructure at home, but they are spending so much time looking at how to attack networks, how to break systems, and how to turn things off. I don't think it adds up as representing a defensive team. - Author: Edward Snowden
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#4. I'm defending fiction as a human capacity more than as a popular or dying literary genre. - Author: Ben Lerner
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#5. Legislation is the only lasting solution for the men and women brought to this country through no fault of their own who want to perform the ultimate act of patriotism in defending America. - Author: Jeff Denham
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#6. Conservatives have excellent credentials to speak about human rights. By our efforts, and with precious little help from self-styled liberals, we were largely responsible for securing liberty for a substantial share of the world's population and defending it for most of the rest. - Author: Margaret Thatcher
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#7. the apostles of mediocrity shall always stand to defend mediocrity out of mediocrity - Author: Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
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#8. Against slavery, against tyranny, I would gladly go to my death, no matter whose freedom I was defending. - Author: Sarah J. Maas
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#9. And for all concerned there was a deepening anger that under the cloak of defending the sacred tenet of "free trade," the United States continued to finance and do business with both sides in the conflict, growing ever richer while Europe bled. - Author: Scott Anderson
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#10. I didn't want to engage in a campaign where I was defending myself on those issues at every turn, so I just decided that I'd switch and run as a Republican. - Author: Rodney Alexander
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#11. I'm tired of defending my character. I am what I am. What you see is what you get. - Author: Dana Plato
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#12. Israel is now sustaining a war for its own existence. A nation defending its citizens against terrorist bombings and a military and diplomatic onslaught by an array of Arab foes is practicing survival, not genocide. - Author: Jack Schwartz
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#13. Our crosses are our rights ... Because life is not about me, because this world is not my home, because I'm tired of defending myself, and because the God of the universe is my Defender. - Author: Jennie Allen
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#14. Passivity is the same as defending injustice. - Author: Deepak Chopra
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#15. President Obama pushed for fairness in the military, listening to commanders as we ended Don't Ask Don't Tell, and on how to allow women to officially serve in more combat jobs. Because America's daughters are just as capable of defending liberty as her sons! - Author: Tammy Duckworth
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#16. Defending birthright citizenship is about being on the right side of liberty. The 14th Amendment is a great legacy of the Republican Party. - Author: Mark McKinnon
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#17. There was no honor in war, less in killing, and none in dying. But there was true dignity in how men comported themselves in battle. And there was always honor to be found in standing for a just cause and defending the defenseless. - Author: Michael Scott
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#18. Sometimes I think they should set up an asylum for people like that ... a whole slew of paparazzi defending their positions. - Author: Robin Wright
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#19. In fact, the Devil is delighted when we spend our time and energy defending the Bible, as long as we do not get around to actually reading the Bible. - Author: R.C. Sproul Jr.
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#20. If you believe people have no history
worth mentioning, it's easy to believe
they have no humanity worth defending - Author: William Loren Katz
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#21. If you're defending a lie, you can only defend it with obfuscations and other lies. You can't defend a lie with the truth. - Author: Harvey Bialy
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#22. I was speechless. Elodie Parris, defending me? Maybe in all this chaos, hell actually had frozen over. - Author: Rachel Hawkins
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#23. If there is one thing in this wonderful world of ours that is worth preserving, defending, and promoting, it is the White Race. - Author: Ben Klassen
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#24. Conservatives are people who look at a tree and feel instinctively that it is more beautiful than anything they can name. But when it comes to defending that tree against a highway, they will go for the highway. - Author: Norman Mailer
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#25. Lebanon is caught in a cycle of threats. And it is our duty to be strong and capable of defending our country. But we will not clarify or explain what we do or do not possess. - Author: Hassan Nasrallah
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#26. There's nothing more fun than debating and defending your taste in music. - Author: Judd Apatow
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#27. Scripture is like a lion. Who ever heard of defending a lion? Just turn it loose; it will defend itself. - Author: Charles Spurgeon
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#28. Incestuous, homogeneous fiefdoms of self-proclaimed expertise are always rank-closing and mutually self-defending, above all else. - Author: Glenn Greenwald
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#29. Are you defending my honor by parading me around like a coiffed poodle to prove I'm hotter than Griffin? - Author: Genna Rulon
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#30. Maintain the name you build. It is easier to make a good brand than to maintain a good brand already made. Wining a trophy is not as difficult as defending it. - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#31. Why do people insist on defending their ideas and opinions with such ferocity, as if defending honour itself? What could be easier to change than an idea? - Author: J.G. Farrell
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#32. Christians take pride in proclaiming they are sheep, the most stupid of all mammals, incapable of defending themselves, living only to feed, multiply, and be fleeced periodically. - Author: Ralph Perier
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#33. That's what we should do, Hazel Grace: We should team up and be this disabled vigilante duo roaring through the world, righting wrongs, defending the weak, protecting the endangered. - Author: John Green
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#34. Everyone has different ways of defending themselves. - Author: Luis Suarez
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#35. I cannot help but find it telling that she successfully felled two grown men in a single day." Mater's eyes slid to Corbin's bruised face. "If I had to guess, I would say she has experience defending herself physically against men. Not a very comforting thought. - Author: Sarah M. Eden
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#36. I don't feel comfortable defending my clothes. But if you've got the money to afford them, then buy something from me. Just don't buy too much. - Author: Vivienne Westwood
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#37. Hillary Clinton lies about Benghazi, she lied about emails, she is still defending Planned Parenthood, and she is still her party's frontrunner. - Author: Carly Fiorina
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#38. Garrison had spent decades defending the agitation of public opinion both as a necessary, permanent feature of democracy and as an effective way to change politics in a democracy from the outside. - Author: W. Caleb McDaniel
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#39. We can't build a safer world with honorable intentions and good will alone. Achieving the fundamental goals our nation seeks in world affairs - peace, human rights, economics progress national independence and international stability - means supporting our friends and defending our interests. - Author: Ronald Reagan
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#40. Indifference is a misguided way of defending ourselves. - Author: Jack Kornfield
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#41. English politics is so much more concerned with the proprieties than with defending dogmas. - Author: Jim Crace
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#42. You think you're defending my 'honor,' but you're just as bad as he is. - Author: Brittany Cavallaro
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#43. Muslims stand by their religion entirely. It is a sort of religious absolutism. While Europeans have stopped defending the values of their civilization. They confuse tolerance with relativism. - Author: Bassam Tibi
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#44. For me, I think being a conservative means you are focused on all four key principles: strong defense, lower taxes, less spending, and defending traditional American values. - Author: Jim Jordan
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#45. A master drives you toward the substance so that you will stop defending and protecting the forms. - Author: Richard Rohr
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#46. But in my defense - yes, I'm defending myself against myself - fear is not rational. It doesn't give you a choice. It just is. So, yeah, I'm afraid. - Author: Samantha Towle
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#47. There's no point in defending camp if you guys die. All our friends are here. - Author: Rick Riordan
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#48. Secretary Clinton is perfectly capable of defending her own service in office. - Author: Martin O'Malley
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#49. I stood up as best I could to their disgusting stupidity and brutality, but I did not, of course, manage to beat them at their own game. It was a fight to the bitter end, one in which I was not defending ideals or beliefs but simply my own self. - Author: George Grosz
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#50. Is this administration, the Clinton administration, an administration that needed defending? - Author: Judy Woodruff
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#51. After defending the value of prepared prayers, the author cautions against over-reliance on them. Just as David could not fight in the armor of King Saul, we are called to fight in the way God has equipped us uniquely. - Author: N. T. Wright
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#52. Idea-assassins rush forward to kill any new suggestion on the grounds of its impracticality, while defending whatever now exists as practical, no matter how absurd. - Author: Alvin Toffler
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#53. The shows she'd watch on the Discovery Channel hadn't prepared her for a kidnapping. Terrorist attack? Yes. Defending her home? Yes. Kidnapped by a police officer? No. She'd have to write to the network about that. - Author: Nichole Severn
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#54. I do not believe that loyalty should demand defending behavior that I find abhorrent. - Author: George Stephanopoulos
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#55. I prefer rationalism to atheism. The question of God and other objects-of-faith are outside reason and play no part in rationalism, thus you don't have to waste your time in either attacking or defending. - Author: Isaac Asimov
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#56. If a man is to die defending a field, let the field be his field, the land his land, the people his people. - Author: Kamila Shamsie
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#57. I hold no brief for Communists, but I believe in and will defend their right to act independently within the law. I question whether members of the committee are interested in defending our form of government or whether they are attempting to suppress political opinion at odds with their own. - Author: Gregory Peck
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#58. Next to be in one with worshiping God, there is nothing in this world upon which this church should be more united than in upholding and defending the constitution of the United States. - Author: David O. McKay
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#59. The poor Americans are so busy defending the rights of Hindus in Pakistan, Moslems in India, Jews in Palestine, Koreans in Japan, Italians in Yugoslavia and Hungarians in Czechoslovakia that they simply cannot give a thought to Negroes in the United States. - Author: George Mikes
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#60. The U.S. should stop garrisoning the globe, subsidizing rich friends, and reconstructing poor enemies. Instead, it's about time Washington focused on defending America and its people. - Author: Doug Bandow
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#61. And Oliver North was really a good soldier, up to the last moment, shoving memos into the shredder and defending the policy to the end. - Author: Bobby Ray Inman
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#62. Again I admonish you not to be turned from your stern purpose of defending your beloved country and its free institutions by any arguments urged by ambitious and designing men, but stand fast to the Union and the old flag. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#63. Defending nature is defending our existence! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#64. With a nation at war against terrorism and our men and women on the front line defending our homeland from abroad, resources need to be prioritized and allocated properly. - Author: Jeff Miller
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#65. To reject revelational epistemology is to commit yourself to defending the truth of autonomous epistemology. - Author: Greg L. Bahnsen
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#66. I wasn't sure of the exact mindset you should have when you go into a Test match. So I probably became too defensive when I played my first Test match. Short balls in one-day cricket, I have never thought of just defending. - Author: Virat Kohli
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#67. Also, as a rule of thumb, if you find yourself defending your inalienable right to make someone else feel like garbage, you're on the wrong side of the argument. - Author: Rich Burlew
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#68. As a veteran, I know firsthand the satisfaction there is in defending the democracy you so strongly believe in, but I can also attest to the trauma encountered from combat on the battlefield. - Author: Charles B. Rangel
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#69. It sounds so perfect. He's defending me because Carey would want him to. It's not about me. It never is, with these two boys. Blake lets me take the blame, and Carey uses me. - Author: Corrine Jackson
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#70. All of us have schnozzles ... if not in our faces, then in our character, minds or habits. When we admit our schnozzles, instead of defending them, we begin to laugh, and the world laughs with us. - Author: Jimmy Durante
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#71. 137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America's most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed - it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy. - Author: Doc Hastings
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#72. What America did in Vietnam and the Congo - we feel. And as a result come these demonstrations. I am not defending the act of burning USIS books. We deplore it. But we can understand the motives of the students. - Author: Sukarno
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#73. I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future. - Author: Van Jones
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#74. The American flag, Old Glory, standing tall and flying free over American soil for 228 years is the symbol of our beloved country. It is recognized from near and afar, and many lives have been lost defending it. - Author: Jeff Miller
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#75. After living with their dysfunctional behavior for so many years, people become invested in defending their dysfunctions rather than changing them. - Author: Marshall Goldsmith
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#76. Ask the first man you meet what he means by defending freedom, and he'll tell you privately he means defending the standard of living. - Author: Martin Niemoller
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#77. It is hard to get mad at Donald Trump for saying stupid things, in the same way you don't get mad at a monkey when he throws poop at you at the zoo ... What does get me angry is the ridiculous, disingenuous defending of the poop-throwing monkey. - Author: Jon Stewart
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#78. As the culture war rages on, Lord give us wisdom to see the difference between defending our rights and protesting our slights. - Author: Kevin DeYoung
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#79. But selfishness can take on many disguises. It can also be about defending and trying to prove your own belief system while denying there could be value in the beliefs of others. - Author: Karlyle Tomms
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#80. As soon as the first piece of foliage came within blade's reach, my student started frantically swinging the machete like he was defending his virtue from a trove of drunken, handsy woodland elves. 'I feel like I'm in the movie Predator,' he said as he decapitated a flower. - Author: Michael Gurnow
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#81. The poet represents the mind in the act of defending us against itself. - Author: Wallace Stevens
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#82. If I win and play well, then the ranking will take care of itself. Defending points is really not a problem. Just go out and play and not worry about it. - Author: Pete Sampras
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#83. Killing a man in defense of an idea is not defending an idea; it is killing a man. - Author: Jean-Luc Godard
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#84. I went mad before he did, you killed everything in me. Kiss me,will you. Stop defending yourself. - Author: Michael Ondaatje
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#85. The murders in Paris are sickening, we stand with the French people in the fight against terror and defending the freedom of the press. - Author: David Cameron
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#86. Rep. John Lewis, Georgia Democrat and a civil rights leader during the 1960s, was one of those calling on the president for a more robust federal response, such as President Dwight D. Eisenhower did against Jim Crow-defending Southern governors. - Author: Anonymous
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#87. The paramount duty of maintaining public order and defending the interests of our own people may require the adoption of measures of restriction, but they should not tolerate the oppression of individuals of a special race. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#88. What sticks with me now is not so much the pain and terror and sorrow of the war, though I remember that well enough. What really sticks with me is the honor I had of defending my country, and of serving in the company of these men. - Author: R.V. Burgin
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#89. It is not a field of a few acres of ground, but a cause, that we are defending, and whether we defeat the enemy in one battle, or by degrees, the consequences will be the same. - Author: Thomas Paine
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#90. I'm defending free speech pretty much all over the place because you still have freedom of speech. - Author: Larry The Cable Guy
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#91. So I got on with the business of lawyering away at the evidence. Minimizing it. Defending Jacob. - Author: William Landay
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#92. I'm not interested in defending the position of those who already have money, power and privilege. - Author: Michael Gove
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#93. You need to understand the receiver and the offense you're facing that week. Know his tendencies and what routes he runs out of what formations. This will help you understand the concepts of what the receiver is going to give you on a given play, and make you that much better defending him. - Author: Antonio Cromartie
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#94. The belief that we are defending the highest good of the mothers of our race and the ultimate welfare of society makes every sacrifice seem trivial, every duty a pleasure. - Author: Carrie Chapman Catt
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#95. My favorite forgotten President in American history is James Buchanan, who in defending really robust and sharp-elbowed debates said, "I like the noise of democracy. I like the sound of people in the streets making noise." - Author: Jeff Sharlet
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#96. If you simply take up the attitude of defending a mistake, there will no hope of improvement. - Author: Winston Churchill
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#97. I wasn't just defending myself. I was defending Indians, black people, and buffalo. - Author: Sherman Alexie
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#98. The U.S. Constitution was meant to be universal, not just something that only America would observe. The principle of defending liberty for all people ideally should apply everywhere in the world. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#99. She spun a hundred-eighty degrees at the end of the passageway, landed like an acrobat beside the drum hatch. "The reason. Why something would attack us even if we didn't have anything it wanted." I read it off her: "If it wasn't attacking at all. If it was defending itself. - Author: Peter Watts
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#100. What a difference from words on a page, or images on a video screen. Surrounding him was one of the oldest fortresses in England, where men had died defending the walls, and something was happening. - Author: Steve Berry
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