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Top 100 Quotes About Defenses

#1. Habits begin to form at the very first repetition. After that there is a tropism toward repetition, for the patterns involved are defenses , bulwarks against time and despair. - Author: Kim Stanley
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#2. You know how in football, guys throw defenses, and the defense throws you a look, but the look is not really what it is - it's only made to fool you. It's the same thing with drugs. The drug is only an illusion to draw you in. - Author: Rick Ross
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#3. I felt a crack in my defenses - a weak place where truth knifed and twisted and pried for an opening - Author: Julianne Donaldson
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#4. It is an example of what films can do, how they can slip past your defenses and really break your heart. - Author: David Gilmour
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#5. Or else I may do something I'm pretty sure you'll hate me for in the mornin'." The low huskiness of his voice washed over her like a heated caress, sending shivers down her spine, and obliterating whatever defenses she'd manage to build against him. - Author: J.M. Stewart
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#6. My defenses were so great. The cocky rock and roll hero who knows all the answers was actually a terrified guy who didn't know how to cry. Simple. - Author: John Lennon
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#7. I define influence simply as literary love, tempered by defense. The defenses vary from poet to poet. But the overwhelming presence of love is vital to understanding how great literature works. - Author: Harold Bloom
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#8. Poetry is language against which you have no defenses. - Author: David Whyte
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#9. You can also make explicit certain social problems which, again, would be prejudged or not encountered at all in real life, because people have set up defenses against it. Fantasy allows you to get past defenses. - Author: Elizabeth Moon
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#10. But at night, once I had taken off my makeup and my defenses were down and my mind started to wander, it seemed rather than new love sitting down at the table of my life to join me, old love managed to find its way back in ... - Author: Mandy Hale
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#11. So I'm putting my defenses up, cause I don't wanna fall in love. If I ever did that. I think I'd have a heart attack. - Author: Demi Lovato
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#12. She kissed his lips then. They tasted of apples and cheese, of the revelation of things you never imagined going so well together. She tasted meting ice cream, too, melting defenses, herself melting into Russell. - Author: Stephanie Perkins
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#13. I watched him for a moment, hoping this wasn't creepy, just taking in what it was like to see someone when they looked so peaceful, when all their defenses were down. - Author: Anonymous
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#14. Rock ... is the expression of elemental passions ... In the ecstasy of having all their defenses torn down, the participants sink, as it were, beneath the elemental force of the universe. - Author: Pope Benedict XVI
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#15. The only time I penetrated Tony Blair's defenses over Iraq was by keeping eye contact while telling him he never seemed to by sorry - Author: Andrew Marr
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#16. More than anything else I wanted to get inside my readers' defenses, wanted to rip them and ravish them and change them forever with nothing but story. And I felt I could do those things. I felt I had been made to do those things. - Author: Stephen King
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#17. By depriving the charged person of any defenses [the rulings] mean that sexual dalliance, however voluntarily engaged in, becomes harassment whenever an employee sees fit, after the fact, so to characterize it. - Author: Robert Bork
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#18. At great periods you have always felt, deep within you, the temptation to commit suicide. You gave yourself to it, breached your own defenses. You were a child. The idea of suicide was a protest against life; by dying, you would escape this longing for death. - Author: Cesare Pavese
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#19. Alcoholics build defenses like the Dutch build dikes. - Author: Stephen King
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#20. A couple of years ago, I would have agreed that she did need to protect her heart from me, but now I don't want her to. I want her to let down her defenses and take a chance. I want her to hold my hand and fall with me. - Author: Lexi Ryan
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#21. Banality depends on memory, as do irony and abstraction and boredom, three other defenses the educated mind deploys against experience so that it can get through the day without being continually, exhaustingly astonished. - Author: Michael Pollan
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#22. But however secure and well-regulated civilized life may become, bacteria, Protozoa, viruses, infected fleas, lice, ticks, mosquitoes, and bedbugs will always lurk in the shadows ready to pounce when neglect, poverty, famine, or war lets down the defenses. - Author: Hans Zinsser
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#23. Love disarms our emotional defenses; it makes us vulnerable to the suspending our emotional defenses, love exposes our sympathy to the needs of the other. - Author: Paul F. Velleman
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#24. I'm now requesting you refrain from calling me this early in the morning, before I've had a chance to steel my defenses against hearing you utter the word 'lizard.'"

-- spoken by Dr. Jeri Asheer... to Chris Dixon. - Author: Richard Finney
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#25. A time will come, Casey had told him in those early white-knuckle days, when your mental defenses will fail and the only thing left standing between you and a drink will be your Higher Power. - Author: Stephen King
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#26. Comedy [deals] with a lot of the same areas where our defenses are the strongest - race, religion, politics, sexuality. - Author: Chris Bliss
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#27. Maybe that was why the French called orgasms "las petites morts": because the things that bring us passion tend to slip past our defenses, to creep insidiously into every facet of our consciousnesses and kill us as ruthlessly, and efficiently, as any drug. - Author: Nenia Campbell
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#28. Books aren't just my defenses, the sandbags I use to fortify my position; they are also the building blocks of my soul, and I am the sum of all I read. - Author: Jonathan Hull
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#29. Difficulties arise whenever a committed relationship is succeeding. Love makes you vulnerable ... Your defenses relax and the dark side of your personality arises ... - Author: Thomas Keating
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#30. If you can show me how I can cling to that which is real to me, while teaching me a way into the larger society, then and only then will I drop my defenses and hostility, and I will sing your praises and help you to make the desert bear fruit. - Author: Ralph Ellison
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#31. If words are to enter men's minds and bear fruit, they must be the right words shaped cunningly to pass men's defenses and explode silently and effectually within their minds. - Author: John Bertram Phillips
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#32. My style was impetuous, my defenses were impregnable, and I was ferocious. - Author: Mike Tyson
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#33. Political correctness is a poison to our security and defenses. It imposes a willful blindness, both at the macro level when unwilling to engage with radical Islamism or whatever you want to call it - if you're not willing to call it what it is - and at the micro level, at the street level. - Author: Pete Hegseth
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#34. False thinking and false ideologies, dressed in the most pleasing forms, quietly - almost without our knowing it - seek to reduce our moral defenses and to captivate our minds. They entice with bright promises of security, cradle-to-grave guarantees of many kinds. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#35. We will build our defenses beyond challenge, lest weakness invite challenge. We will confront weapons of mass destruction, so that a new century is spared new horrors. - Author: George W. Bush
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#36. Given a choice, it seems like pity would be easier to bear than mockery, but that's not true. Mockery hardens defenses; pity slips through, finds the softest places you have, and slices to the bone. Pity will break you, every time. - Author: Erica O'Rourke
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#37. The firmest security of peace is the preparation during peace of the defenses of war. - Author: John Quincy Adams
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#38. Humor is just another defense against the
universe. - Author: Mel Brooks
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#39. We are a nation of politicians, concerned about the outmost defenses only of freedom. It is our children's children who may perchance be really free. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#40. Cruelty, I understand. But kindness frightens me, for my defenses are weak against it. ~Zahra - Author: Jessica Khoury
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#41. I come to you defenses down with the trust of a child. - Author: Peter Gabriel
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#42. I say, drop all your defenses. Anyone can make a mistake - even you. Do not defend your mistakes; just accept them and move on. When you are totally defenseless, that is when you will be completely strong. - Author: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
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#43. I think humor is a very serious thing. I use it as a way of weakening the reader's defenses so that I can more easily take him to something more. - Author: William Collins
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#44. As his self-defenses seemed to indicate. When the younger employee - Author: Norman Vincent Peale
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#45. No amount of denials, protestations, or defenses seemed to make any difference, in what is called the 'court' of public opinion. - Author: Joyce Carol Oates
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#46. He'd imprisoned himself in this castle to rot. He'd cut off all contact with the outside world. And just when he thought he'd burned all his bridges, this woman - this impossible, sweet, foolish woman - arrived, determined to swim the moat. Breach his defenses. Make a home. Stay. - Author: Tessa Dare
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#47. She knew what such grief was like and she had built her own defenses high over the years. But if you raised them too much, they became a prison and in the end you drowned with no one to hear you scream. - Author: Elizabeth Chadwick
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#48. No one is more himself than the moment when he's laughing at a joke. It's at those moments that people's defenses go down, and that's when you can slip in a good idea. - Author: George Carlin
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#49. Good art wounds as well as delights. It must, because our defenses against the truth are wound so tightly around us. But as art chips away at our defenses, it also opens us to healing potentialities that transcend intellectual games and ego-preserving strategies. - Author: Rollo May
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#50. These past couple of weeks, I'd scaled Kelly's massive wall and peeked at what lay beyond. But I'd made myself too comfortable, and he'd tossed me back out, stacked his defenses thicker and taller and coiled it with a halo of concertina wire. - Author: Cara McKenna
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#51. It's natural to worry about physical stuff like weaponry and resources. What we should really worry about is psychological stuff like ideologies and norms. As the UNESCO slogan puts it, "Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed. - Author: John Brockman
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#52. Love did nothing but break down defenses, and I could not afford that. - Author: Kiera Cass
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#53. I sped through heaven and saw god at work. I suffered holy pains. I dropped all my defenses and was afraid of nothing in the world. I accepted all things and to all things I gave up my heart. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#54. The thing about great poetry is we have no defenses against it. - Author: David Whyte
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#55. A politician normally prospers under democracy in proportion ... as he excels in the invention of imaginary perils and imaginary defenses against them. - Author: H.L. Mencken
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#56. This is what science can do for us, if we let it. If offers us an opportunity to lower our defenses and experience the ways that we are all connected. - Author: Emily Nagoski
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#57. You have to drop all your defenses, only then is intimacy possible. We are all hiding a thousand and on things, not only from others but from ourselves. - Author: Rajneesh
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#58. The rain forest has its own defenses. The earth's immune system, so to speak, has recognized the presence of the human species and is starting to kick in. The earth is attempting to rid itself of an infection by the human parasite. Perhaps AIDS is the first step in a natural process of clearance. - Author: Richard Preston
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#59. We live in a dangerous world where rogue nations are developing longer range missiles. We have to make a strong effort at developing defenses against this threat. - Author: Jim Saxton
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#60. ECassChoosesPikachu: What does not kill us merely lowers our defenses for the next shit storm to finish us off.
SeanCassinova to ECassChoosesPikachu: I still have my "Free Hugs" sign. - Author: L. H. Cosway
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#61. I hold people at a distance, I know it. I do it because I also know that anyone or anything can be ripped away from you at any time. But you, Becca ... " He shook his head. "I can't - you're in, babe. You're past my walls, past my defenses. If I have to deal with that, so do you. - Author: Jill Shalvis
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#62. It's a very unnatural environment to be in, up on a stage. So you put up defenses to hide. Like looking at the ground with your hair in your eyes, or being tightly wound and quite aggressive and uncooperative, as I used to do. - Author: Alex Turner
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#63. We don't need a head of state who guts our defenses and draws phony red lines with a pink crayon. - Author: Oliver North
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#64. Maybe one sad detective pulling a nuclear weapon on a wagon would slip through their defenses. - Author: James S.A. Corey
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#65. And she knew this silent dance between them would be decided tonight, one way or the other. Either she tore down every one of her defenses and accepted his claim to the soul, or she walked away. Except she didn't think the latter was an option. - Author: Nalini Singh
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#66. We know great art by its effect on us. If we are prepared to look without preconceptions, without defenses, without haste, then art will change us. - Author: Wendy Beckett
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#67. When things get personal, we need to resist the natural male instinct to run for cover, man the defenses, or--worst of all--reach for the big guns. Much better to set aside our natural defensiveness and focus on listening well even though we feel under attack. Because we're probably not. - Author: Jeff Feldhahn
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#68. Usually the things you dislike in a person are his defenses against fear. - Author: Lucy Freeman
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#69. If you see a person who's insecure and covers it up, it can be quite a problem. But the person who is insecure and shows you is quite appealing. They give you just the courage to drop your defenses. - Author: Isabella Rossellini
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#70. One of the side effects of (surgery, anesthesia,) X-ray ... , and chemotherapy, is the suppression ... of the patient's immunological defenses ... A simple cold often leads to the death from pneumonia - and ('pneumonia') is what appears on the death certificate, not cancer. - Author: G. Edward Griffin
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#71. The enzyme lysozyme in tears and saliva kills bacteria, and skin oils contain fatty acids that inhibit gram-positive bacteria. If those defenses fail, the immune system sets in motion a hierarchy of defenses meant to find and destroy any foreign matter in the bloodstream. Dental - Author: Anne E. Maczulak
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#72. That's what the enemy wants. He wants you living in a state of defeat. Your defenses down. Your resolve weak and flimsy. Surrendering to an army of insecurities and misdiagnosis instead of courageously thriving in the sophisticated security of your identity in Christ. - Author: Priscilla Shirer
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#73. When the mask of self-righteousness has been torn from us and we stand stripped of all our accustomed defenses, we are candidates for God's generous grace. - Author: Erwin W. Lutzer
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#74. Early fear was felt cellularly and was indeed real. Defensive postures were necessary, but defenses generalize cellularly in adulthood and do not expire. It takes conscious work to undo them. Ironically, as long as we keep using defenses, we actually maintain the original force of the fear. - Author: David Richo
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#75. I grew up Catholic, so I have these defenses about listening to anything with too much religiosity; some of the lyrics didn't sit well in my mouth. One of my beefs is the patriarchal setup. Having the 'he, he, he, God, God, God, king, king, king' stuff was hard for me. - Author: Patty Griffin
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#76. Ramming it up the middle only works if you soften the defenses up a little first, the coach said. - Author: Constance Daley
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#77. The game has changed since the '70s as more coaches have looked at ways to make it tougher on defenses. But I'm glad my career turned out the way it did - I would have never gotten a chance to learn the defensive side of the ball. - Author: Tony Dungy
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#78. Most people will see declining returns [due to inflation]. One of the great defenses if you're worried about inflation is not to have a lot of silly needs in your life - you don't need a lot of material goods. - Author: Charlie Munger
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#79. We watch so much film, calling up pitch by pitch, count by count in order to spot tendencies. Technology is a big part of how I get ready for a game. What's funny is a lot of the NFL guys say they study the 'Madden' game; that's how they learn to read offenses and defenses. - Author: Carl Crawford
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#80. Being in a relationship is a hard, painful slog at least once a week, maybe more often - especially if you have a lot of defenses to let down, or if your parents didn't know how to love you very well. - Author: Tracy McMillan
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#81. I like to think of myself as the running LT. I like to run up the middle and wear defenses down. It's more exciting in between the tackles. - Author: LaDainian Tomlinson
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#82. If you want to know when a war might be coming, you just watch the U.S. and see when it starts cutting down on its defenses. It's the surest barometer in the world. - Author: Will Rogers
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#83. To not give your foe the respect that he is due gives him an opening in your defenses that he can exploit. - Author: Terry Mancour
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#84. Then - in the dark - is when he sneaked inside her heart. When all of her defenses were down, and he'd asked her about her dreams and wishes. Things she'd never shared with anyone.
The one and only man she'd ever said "I love you" to. - Author: Jennifer Kacey
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#85. Satan knows that the nature of humankind is to act out of how we feel rather than what we know. One of our most important defenses against satanic influence will be learning how to behave out of what we know is truth rather than what we feel. - Author: Beth Moore
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#86. When we feel safe, when we feel we are with someone who basically agrees with us about the symbolic universe, we let down our defenses, confident that our companion understands the symbols that are usually wall up, and will act appropriately. - Author: Jennifer Michael Hecht
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#87. Mutually Assured Destruction, MAD, works only as long as it works; it does not know what to do if deterrence fails, for it envisions no defensive capabilities. A deterrent works until it is needed; then one needs defenses. - Author: Jerry Pournelle
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#88. It's so weird being straight. You have no defenses. Shit happens and you have to feel it. You have no choice. - Author: Blake Nelson
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#89. It is not change that causes anxiety; it is the feeling that we are without defenses in the presence of what we see as danger that causes anxiety. - Author: Robert Kegan
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#90. There is no limit to the defenses we contrive against the inbreak of truth into our lives. - Author: Brennan Manning
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#91. Being love-filled and beautiful is one of the most powerful defenses that one can employ. - Author: Bryant McGill
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#92. Cer sighed. "The bravado of you, Lucaius," he said, like a father disappointed in his son. "This
time will be different because you are in my land, at my mercy, and stripped of all defenses."
"You will make me blush. - Author: Caroline Hanson
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#93. If I was mentoring a young fighter, I'd tell him to spend more time on boxing. That doesn't mean I would ignore kickboxing - you still need to learn the defenses - but in stand-up, it's hard to beat good, solid boxing. - Author: Chael Sonnen
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#94. The spirit of the kingdom undermines its defenses. People will rise against the king. A new peace is made; holy laws deteriorate. Paris has never before found herself in such dire straits. - Author: Nostradamus
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#95. All right, boy, skewer me. I've dropped my defenses,
I'm an easy victim. Why, by now
Your arrows practically know their own way to the target
And feel less at home in their quiver than in me. - Author: Ovid
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#96. Death walks at night in the aisles of a sick ward, searching for those whose defenses are lowered, who may stray unwittingly into its path through loneliness and fear. - Author: Diana Gabaldon
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#97. Self-defenses mean self-defense, period. It leave nothing out. - Author: Bohdi Sanders
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#98. I have spent years of my life sitting in my room, creating defenses of cynicism, darkness, and bleakness. Jed's friendship is the skeleton key to my fortress. He disarms me every time. - Author: David Levithan
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#99. There are basically two approaches to solving the problem of terrorism. One is that you understand the mind of the terrorist in order to establish defenses against it. The other is that you kill all the terrorists and all the potential terrorists. - Author: Jude Wanniski
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#100. February is just plain malicious. It knows your defenses are down. - Author: Katherine Paterson
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