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war quotes (75)

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

When the question arose whether I, as a member of the royal family, should take part in active combat in the Falklands, there was no question in her mind, and it only took her two days to sort the issue.
Prince Andrew   Category: War

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   Category: War

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

War would end if the dead could return.
Stanley Baldwin   Category: War

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

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

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   Category: War

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

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

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Winston Churchill   Category: War

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   Category: War

When the war of the giants is over the wars of the pygmies will begin.
Winston Churchill   Category: War

An unjust peace is better than a just war.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: War

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.
Salvador Dali   Category: War

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   Category: War

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   Category: War

We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower   Category: War

There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.
Henry Ellis   Category: War

Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.
Euripides   Category: War

All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.
Francois Fenelon   Category: War

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   Category: War

I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.
Ulysses S. Grant   Category: War

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

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

War makes thieves and peace hangs them.
George Herbert   Category: War

In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.
Herodotus   Category: War

War is the symptom, not the disease.
L. M. Heroux   Category: War

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

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

The power to wage war is the power to wage war successfully.
Charles Evans Hughes   Category: War

The first casualty when war comes is truth.
Hiram Johnson   Category: War

I have not yet begun to fight!
John Paul Jones   Category: War

Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.
John F. Kennedy   Category: War

The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.
John F. Kennedy   Category: War

War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.
John F. Kennedy   Category: War

It was definitely a part of our life. I mean, my mom had both her brothers and her fiancee in Vietnam at the same time, so it wasn't just my dad's story, it was my mom's story too. And we definitely grew up listening to the stories.
Vanessa Kerry   Category: War

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

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.   Category: War

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Establishment center... has led us into the stupidest and cruelest war in all history. That war is a moral and political disaster - a terrible cancer eating away at the soul of our nation.
George McGovern   Category: War

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   Category: War

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

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

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

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

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

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
Jeannette Rankin   Category: War

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

Sweat saves blood.
Erwin Rommel   Category: War

Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
Franklin D. Roosevelt   Category: War

Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.
Bertrand Russell   Category: War

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

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

Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.
Carl Sandburg   Category: War

Only the dead have seen the end of the war.
George Santayana   Category: War

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

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   Category: War

The scenes on this field would have cured anybody of war.
William Tecumseh Sherman   Category: War

War is hell.
William Tecumseh Sherman   Category: War

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   Category: War

War is the unfolding of miscalculations.
Barbara Tuchman   Category: War

All war is deception.
Sun Tzu   Category: War

There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.
Sun Tzu   Category: War