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War Quotes

Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amongst the dead and the dying as on a battlefield. St. Jerome

Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.Jawaharlal Nehru

God created war so that Americans would learn geography.” 
― Mark Twain

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. – George Orwell

One might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb.      N. Rogers (1662)

“WARS ARE POOR CHISELS FOR CARVING OUT PEACEFUL TOMORROWS.”MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”― Albert Einstein

But war is also an incredible teacher – a brutal instructor. We learned lessons in war, written in blood, about sorrow, loss, and pain. Jocko Willink, The Dichotomy of Leadership 
Life Lessons

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… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.Donald Trump

War is peace. 
Freedom is slavery. 
Ignorance is strength.” 
― George Orwell, 1984

The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him. – G.K. Chesterton

The spider and the fly can’t make a bargain.      Jamaican 

THE TWO MOST POWERFUL WARRIORS ARE PATIENCE AND TIME.”LEO TOLSTOY

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”― G.K. Chesterton

More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all wars. Franklin 

The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on. Ulysses S. Grant

War is regarded as nothing but the continuation of state policy with other means. – Carl Von Clausewitz

Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak. – Sun Tzu

War is what happens when language fails.” 
― Margaret Atwood

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” 
― Albert Einstein

One certain effect of war is to diminish freedom of expression. Patriotism becomes the order of the day, and those who question the war are seen as traitors, to be silenced and imprisoned. – Howard Zinn

War is sweet to those who haven’t experienced it.      Latin (on war and peace)

SOMETIMES BY LOSING A BATTLE YOU FIND A NEW WAY TO WIN THE WAR.”DONALD TRUMP

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

After the end of the World War of 1914 there was a deep conviction and almost universal hope that peace would reign in the world. Winston Churchill

Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood. George S. Patton

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.Leo Tolstoy

The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” 
― G.K. Chesterton

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

You can’t have peace any longer than your neighbor pleases.  Dutch (on war and peace)

The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy’s not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable. Sun Tzu

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.Sun Tzu

War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.” 
― J.R.R. Tolkien

War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children. – Jimmy Carter

WAR IS PEACE. FREEDOM IS SLAVERY. IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.”GEORGE ORWELL

War demands sacrifice of the people. It gives only suffering in return. – Frederic Clemson Howe

“YOU MUST NOT FIGHT TOO OFTEN WITH ONE ENEMY, OR YOU WILL TEACH HIM ALL YOUR ART OF WAR.”NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?”― Mahatma Gandhi

That war is never the answer, that hatred must be controlled; God molded love for each nation, not greed or power or gold. Greta Zwaan,

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender. Winston Churchill

War does not determine who is right – only who is left.”― Bertrand Russell

“I MUST STUDY POLITICS AND WAR THAT MY SONS MAY HAVE LIBERTY TO STUDY MATHEMATICS AND PHILOSOPHY.”JOHN ADAMS

War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it. Martin Luther

Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.Douglas MacArthur

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

Wars do not end wars any more than an extraordinarily large conflagration does away with the fire hazard. – Henry Ford

The nation having the strongest war footing can easily find an excuse for going to war. – Lewis F. Korns

“I MUST STUDY POLITICS AND WAR THAT MY SONS MAY HAVE LIBERTY TO STUDY MATHEMATICS AND PHILOSOPHY.”JOHN ADAMS

“All war is a symptom of man’s failure as a thinking animal.”― John Steinbeck

That war is never the answer, that hatred must be controlled; God molded love for each nation, not greed or power or gold. Greta Zwaan

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. Dwight D. Eisenhower

The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.Ulysses S. Grant

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

he power of making war often prevents it. – Thomas Jefferson

THE SUPREME ART OF WAR IS TO SUBDUE THE ENEMY WITHOUT FIGHTING.”SUN TZU

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

You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war. Napoleon Bonaparte

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… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Only the dead have seen the end of war.” 
― Plato

War can only be abolished through war … in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun. – Mao Zedong

THE CONDITION OF MAN… IS A CONDITION OF WAR OF EVERYONE AGAINST EVERYONE.”THOMAS HOBBES

“There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.”― Howard Zinn

Remembrance Day isn’t just about war and those we’ve lost, but about ideals and what we stand for. It’s about respecting our past and looking hopefully forward, and more than anything, thanking those who have served. Rebecca Zamon 

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amongst the dead and the dying as on a battlefield.St. Jerome

Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.” 
― Sun Tzu,

War never takes a wicked man by chance, the good man always. – Sophocles

KNOW THY SELF, KNOW THY ENEMY. A THOUSAND BATTLES, A THOUSAND VICTORIES.”SUN TZU

When the rich wage war it’s the poor who die.”― Jean-Paul Sartre

Lest we forget the wars that were fought
To give us freedom 
Cody Lynch,

The ancient Jewish people gave the world the vision of eternal peace, of universal disarmament, of abolishing the teaching and learning of war. Menachem Begin

“There are perhaps many causes worth dying for, but to me, certainly, there are none worth killing for.” 
― Albert Dietrich,

The military don’t start wars. Politicians start wars. – William Westmoreland

“Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.”― Herbert Hoover

For thousands of years, life has been teaching us the same lessons over and over. Through war and peace; through rags and riches; through stories of hope and of despair; through tragedies and failure that end in triumph and success… Mauricio Chaves-Mesen 

War is the statesman’s game, the priest’s delight, the lawyer’s jest, the hired assassin’s trade. Percy Bysshe Shelley

“A small but noteworthy note. I’ve seen so many young men over the years who think they’re running at other young men. They are not. They are running at me.” 
― Markus Zusak

A war undertaken without sufficient monies has but a wisp of force. Coins are the very sinews of battles. – Francois Rabelais

“How is it possible to have a civil war?”― George Carlin

With everyone so focused on their own production and creating their own success, there would be no time for war, drugs, or other wasteful, unnecessary destruction. We’d all hit levels of success previously thought impossible – and inspire one another to do more and be more. Grant Cardone

We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome. Isabel Allende

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” 
― Sun Tzu,

Short of changing human nature … the only way to achieve a practical, livable peace in a world of competing nations is to take the profit out of war. – Richard Nixon

“How can you have a war on terrorism when war itself is terrorism?”― Howard Zinn