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War Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about War

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When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

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I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
- Winston Churchill

Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson PHOTO

We will not learn how to live together in peace
by killing each other's children.
- Jimmy Carter

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War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things.
The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic
feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
- John Stuart Mill

The first casualty when war comes is truth.
- Hiram Johnson

War is not an adventure.
It is a disease.
It is like typhus.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery


 

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory.
- Albert Pike

War is hell.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

War does not determine who is right -
only who is left.
- Bertrand Russell

War would end if the dead could return.
- Stanley Baldwin

War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
- Thomas Mann

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war
is nothing but an act of murder.
- Albert Einstein

There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed
to the advantage of others.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Never think that war, no matter how necessary,
nor how justified, is not a crime.
- Ernest Hemingway

John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century,
were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester.
It is not only the living who are killed in war.
- Isaac Asimov

A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations.
They have the best implements of war.
- Herbert V. Prochnow

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
We know more about war that we know about peace,
more about killing that we know about living.
- Omar N. Bradley

It is well that war is so terrible.
We should grow too fond of it.
- Robert E. Lee

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

If we don't end war, war will end us.
- H. G. Wells

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain
advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
- Napoleon Hill

The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.
- Omar N. Bradley

Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.
- Carl Sandburg

We have been travelling through a cloud.
The sky has been dark ever since the war began.
- Black Kettle

It has too often been too easy for rulers and governments to incite man to war.
- Lester B. Pearson

Older men declare war.
But it is the youth that must fight and die.
- Herbert Hoover

You can't say civilization don't advance...
in every war they kill you in a new way.
- Will Rogers

When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

All war is deception.
- Sun Tzu

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
- Jeannette Rankin

War is the symptom, not the disease.
- L. M. Heroux

In peace, sons bury their fathers.
In war, fathers bury their sons.
- Herodotus

War makes thieves and peace hangs them.
- George Herbert

We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict
wants something more than it wants peace.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

The power to wage war is the power to wage war successfully.
- Charles Evans Hughes

Only the dead have seen the end of the war.
- George Santayana

An unjust peace is better than a just war.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

In modern war...
you will die like a dog for no good reason.
- Ernest Hemingway

The scenes on this field would have cured anybody of war.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.
- Ulysses S. Grant

I must study politics and war that my sons may have
liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
- John Adams

The object of war is not to die for your country but
to make the other bastard die for his.
- George S. Patton

I do not believe that the men who served in uniform
in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve.
It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.
- William Westmoreland

War is the unfolding of miscalculations.
- Barbara Tuchman

There will one day spring from the brain of science
a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities,
so absolutely terrifying, that even man,
the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order
to inflict torture and death,
will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.
- Thomas A. Edison

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to
help parents to bring up children healthy and happy,
to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?
- Benjamin Spock

Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.
- Euripides

I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
- George McGovern

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years.
To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
- Winston Churchill

Man has no right to kill his brother.
It is no excuse that he does so in uniform:
he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

No country can act wisely simultaneously in every part
of the globe at every moment of time.
- Henry A. Kissinger

One may know how to gain a victory, and know not how to use it.
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca

War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem,
it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
- David Friedman

The expert in battle seeks his victory
from strategic advantage
and does not demand it from his men.
- Sun Tzu

Sweat saves blood.
- Erwin Rommel

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?
- Joan Baez

You can discover what your enemy fears most
by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
- Michael Moncur

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.
- Salvador Dali

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed,
for if you merely offend them, they take vengeance,
but if you injure them greatly, they are unable to retaliate,
so that the injury done to a man
ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.
- Sun Tzu

To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to
feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
- George Orwell

In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns,
the rattle of musketry, the strange,
mournful mutter of the battlefield.
- Douglas MacArthur

We are all tourists in history, and irony is what we win in wars.
- Anatole Broyard

The problems of victory are more agreeable
than those of defeat,
but they are no less difficult.
- Winston Churchill

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are
punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
- Voltaire


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