War Quotes

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Quotes about War
War Quotes

We make war that we may live in peace.

War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can't smile, grin. If you can't grin, keep out of the way till you can.
Winston Churchill

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

Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
George Bernard Shaw

As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.
Oscar Wilde

The most successful war seldom pays for its losses.
Thomas Jefferson

War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves.
Leo Tolstoy

War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
Thomas Jefferson

We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the postive affirmation of peace.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
Benjamin Franklin

War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
Albert Einstein

A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.
Winston Churchill

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

In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times.
Winston Churchill

There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
Benjamin Franklin

Morality is contraband in war.
Mahatma Gandhi

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

There is always inequality in life. Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded and some men never leave the country. Life is unfair.
John F. Kennedy

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

War - An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.
George Washington

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

The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

War is never economically beneficial except for those in position to profit from war expenditures.
Ron Paul

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

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

War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Anyone who thinks must think of the next war as they would of suicide.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Only the dead have seen the end of war.

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

I don't oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war.
Barack Obama

No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
George S. Patton

Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it... You take diplomacy out of war, and the thing would fall flat in a week.
Will Rogers

War is a blessing compared with national degradation.
Andrew Jackson

Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.
Maria Montessori

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

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

Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy.
Sun Tzu

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

But do I think that our actions in anyway violate the War Powers Resolution, the answer is no.
Barack Obama

Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought!
Helen Keller

Nullification means insurrection and war; and the other states have a right to put it down.
Andrew Jackson