War Quotes - Famous Top 100

War Quotes

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Quote of the day November 28th, 2014

To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act.

Anatole France

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In such a world of conflict, a world of victims and executioners, it is the job of thinking people, not to be on the side of the executioners.

ALBERT CAMUS

A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.

ALDOUS HUXLEY

A nice war is a war where everybody who is heroic is a hero, and everybody more or less is a hero in a nice war. Now this war is not at all a nice war. 1943

GERTRUDE STEIN

A self-respecting nation is ready for anything, including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war.

SIMONE WEIL

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

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

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

HERBERT V. PROCHNOW

All war is deception.

SUN TZU

All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.

FRANCOIS FENELON

An unjust peace is better than a just war.

MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO

Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology.

REBECCA WEST

Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?

BLAISE PASCAL

During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable, even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.

HOWARD THURMAN

Either war is obsolete or men are.

R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. [1953]

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

Everyone's a pacifist between wars. It's like being a vegetarian between meals.

COLMAN MCCARTHY

Everyone's a pacifist between wars. It's like being a vegetarian between meals.

COLMAN MCCARTHY

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.

RONALD REAGAN

I am passionately interested in understanding how my country works. And if you want to know about this thing called the United States of America you have to know about the Civil War.

KEN BURNS

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

I do not mean to exclude altogether the idea of patriotism. I know it exists, and I know it has done much in the present contest. But I will venture to assert, that a great and lasting war can never be supported on this principle alone. It must be aided by a prospect of interest, or some reward.

GEORGE WASHINGTON

I hate war for its consequences, for the lies it lives on and propagates, for the undying hatreds it arouses, for the dictatorships it puts in the place of democracies, and for the starvation that stalks after it. I hate war, and never again will I sanction or support another.

HARRY EMERSON FOSDICK

I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.

ULYSSES S. GRANT

I have not yet begun to fight!

JOHN PAUL JONES

I have seen war. I have seen war on land and sea. I have seen blood running from the wounded. I have seen the dead in the mud. I have seen cities destroyed. I have seen children starving. I have seen the agony of mothers and wives. I hate war.

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT

I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes.

DOUGLAS MACARTHUR

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

JOHN ADAMS

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.

JOHN ADAMS

I refuse to accept the idea that man is mere flotsam and jetsam in the river of life, unable to influence the unfolding events which surround him. I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

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

JOAN BAEZ

If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.

THOMAS PAINE

If we are going to stop wars on this earth, we are going to have to make war on hunger our number one priority.

DAVID W. BROOKS

If we don't end war, war will end us.

H. G. WELLS

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

GEORGE MCGOVERN

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

ERNEST HEMINGWAY

In peace the sons bury their fathers, but in war the fathers bury their sons.

CROESUS

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

HERODOTUS

In time of war the loudest patriots are the greatest profiteers.

AUGUST BEBEL

It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.

JOHN F. KENNEDY

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

VOLTAIRE

It is not only the living who are killed in war.

ISAAC ASIMOV

It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.

ROBERT E. LEE

It is well that war is so terrible. We should grow too fond of it.

ROBERT E. LEE

It seems like such a terrible shame that innocent civilians have to get hurt in wars, otherwise combat would be such a wonderfully healthy way to rid the human race of unneeded trash.

FRED WOODWORTH

I've been to war. I've raised twins. If I had a choice, I'd rather go to war.

GEORGE W. BUSH

Jaw jaw is better than war war.

WINSTON CHURCHILL

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

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

Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.

JOHN F. KENNEDY

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

ERNEST HEMINGWAY

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

HENRY A. KISSINGER

No, I know all the war rhetoric, but it's all aimed at achieving peace.

GEORGE W. BUSH

Now these questions are not new. War, in one form or another, appeared with the first man. At the dawn of history, its morality was not questioned; it was simply a fact, like drought or disease -- the manner in which tribes and then civilizations sought power and settled their differences.

BARACK OBAMA

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

HERBERT HOOVER

One may know how to gain a victory, and know not how to use it.

PEDRO CALDERON DE LA BARCA

One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

One of the main reasons that it is so easy to march men off to war, says Ernest Becker, is that "each of them feels sorry for the man next to him who will die."

ANNIE DILLARD

Only the dead have seen the end of the war.

GEORGE SANTAYANA

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount.

OMAR N. BRADLEY

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


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