Protective Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old protective quotes, protective sayings, and protective proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.     

Jonathan Safran Foer

The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.     

Maya Angelou

Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.     

Richelle Mead

One had to build shelters. One had to make pockets and live inside them.     

Lorrie Moore

We must protect and share the world.     

Bryant McGill

He that accepts protection, stipulates obedience.     

Samuel Johnson

The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You must be willing to protect yourself and what you cherish, no matter what the cost.     

Christopher Paolini

Be good to others, that will protect you against evil.     

Abu Bakr

The great can protect themselves, but the poor and humble require the arm and shield of the law.     

Andrew Jackson

A strong egoism is a protection.     

Sigmund Freud

Protect those who protect you.     

Evangelos Venizelos

Don't be so defensive and afraid to be proven wrong that you miss the opportunity to learn from your mistakes.     

Karen E. Quinones Miller

Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.     

Khalil Gibran

The property of power is to protect.     

Blaise Pascal

People are far more protective [of women] instinctively.     

Zoe Bell

Although being possessive and protective can be cute, but don't go overboard with.     


You can do as much diligence as possible before you go somewhere to try to protect yourself and the people around you.     

Jeremy Scahill

Protection of private property is a fundamental right protected in a strong democracy.     

Jim Ryun

A blessing is a circle of light drawn around a person to protect, heal and strengthen.     

John O'Donohue

Being protective is important.     

Alice Eve

Standing on the defensive indicates insufficient strength; attacking, a superabundance of strength.     

Sun Tzu

The defensive power of a pinned piece is only imaginary.     

Aron Nimzowitsch

Protection is not a principle but an expedient.     

Benjamin Disraeli

You do not adequately protect yourself by being half awake when other are sleeping.     

Warren Buffett

When you feel protective toward your parents, you have become an adult.     

Mason Cooley

If you hold yourself dear, protect yourself well.     

Gautama Buddha

Silence is a protective coating over pain.     

E. Lockhart

The purely defensive is doomed to defeat.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

A covenant made with God should be regarded not as restrictive but as protective.     

Russell M. Nelson