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Definition of Self-Defense

Self-Defense

  1. The act of defending one's own person, property, or reputation.

Self-Defense Quotations

Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.
George Orwell

Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.
Gloria Steinem

You do not have the right to take another human's life, unless it's in strict self-defense.
Michael Moore

I learned to cook in self-defense. My wife doesn't know what a kitchen is. In the first month of our marriage, she broiled lamb chops 26 nights in a row. Then I took over. I used to mind her not caring about food, but no more - as long as I can eat what I want.
Alan King

Legitimate use of violence can only be that which is required in self-defense.
Ron Paul
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