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War Quotes

Today, the least thing the world leaders want is a war that may destroy the whole foundation of civilization that men built over these years. Two world wars have left enough chaos to the world that nobody wants one more war of that kind again on the planet. Albert Einstein famously said “I know not with what weapons world war iii will be fought, but world war iv will be fought with sticks and stones”. He meant by these words that if there will be world war 3, it will, for sure, blow up the whole technological developments and civilization we built and we would be forced to go back to the stone age. The calamities the war brings are endless and horribly painful. Read these quotes on war to wise up on the negative impact of it.

Leon Trotsky

There are no absolute rules of conduct, either in peace or war. Everything depends on circumstances.

John Milton

For what can war, but endless war, still breed?

Bertrand Russell

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

George Santayana

Only the dead have seen the end of the war.

Edgar Watson Howe

A boy doesn't have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn't like pie when he sees there isn't enough to go around.

Thomas Jefferson

Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.

Douglas MacArthur

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.

Sun Tzu

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

Art Fighting Fighting
Tom Hayden

Already this war on gangs in California is taking money from universities to build prisons, and the universities have some clout.

George Washington

To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.

Ulysses S. Grant

If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail.

Woody Allen

I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.

Salvador Dali

Let my enemies devour each other.

William S. Burroughs

Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war.

Sun Tzu

Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.

Adolf Hitler

Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.

Ulysses S. Grant

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.

Douglas MacArthur

The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.

Ambrose Bierce

War is God's way of teaching Americans geography.

Susan B. Anthony

Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry.

Crying
Marvin Olasky

Now that it's officially summer, here's my advice to parents who want to continue teaching their kids during the next two months and learn something themselves: visit Civil War battlefields.

Donald Trump

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

Nancy Pelosi

I have absolutely no regret about my vote against this war. The same questions remain. The cost in human lives, the cost to our budget, probably 100 billion. We could have probably brought down that statue for a lot less.

Adolf Hitler

Generals think war should be waged like the tourneys of the Middle Ages. I have no use for knights; I need revolutionaries.

Ernest Hemingway

There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.

Ulysses S. Grant

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

John Stuart Mill

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.

Steve King

Being a son of the South puts you in a different position when it comes to the Confederate flag. It means something entirely different to the people who have ancestors who fought in the Civil War on the south side of the Mason-Dixon line.

Sun Tzu

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.

H. L. Mencken

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.

Adolf Hitler

Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.

Angelina Jolie

When I first went to places where people were suffering from war and persecution, I felt ashamed of my feelings of sadness. I could see more possibilities in my life.

Elton John

We live in an age, in an era where there is so much negativity, there is so much violence in the world, there is so much unrest and people are at war, that I wanted to promote the word love and red signifies love.

Douglas MacArthur

It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.

Thomas Paine

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

Sun Tzu

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

David Lloyd George

Once blood is shed in a national quarrel reason and right are swept aside by the rage of angry men.

Where the stakes are the highest, in the war on terror, we cannot possibly succeed without extraordinary international cooperation. Effective international police actions require the highest degree of intelligence sharing, planning and collaborative enforcement.

George W. Bush

I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace.

During the Cold War, America undertook serious military cuts only once: after the election of Richard Nixon, during the Vietnam War. The result: Vietnam fell to the Communists, the Russians moved into Afghanistan, and American influence around the globe waned dramatically.

The threat today is not that of the 1930s. It's not big powers going to war with each other. The ravages which fundamentalist political ideology inflicted on the 20th century are memories. The Cold war is over. Europe is at peace, if not always diplomatically.

Salvador Dali

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.

Sun Tzu

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

Carl Sandburg

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

Richard M. Nixon

The Cold War isn't thawing; it is burning with a deadly heat. Communism isn't sleeping; it is, as always, plotting, scheming, working, fighting.

James Baldwin

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.

Douglas MacArthur

In war there is no substitute for victory.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign. Secondly, a just cause. Thirdly, a rightful intention.

We've got to stand up at some point and say, 'We are not gonna pay slavery reparations in the United States Congress.' That war's been fought. That was over a century ago. That debt was paid for in blood, and it was paid for in the blood of a lot of Yankees, especially. And there's no reparations for the blood that paid for the sin of slavery.

Adolf Hitler

Strength lies not in defence but in attack.

Sylvester Stallone

I could start a war in 30 seconds. But some countries spend 100 years trying to find peace. Just like good manners, peace has to be learned.

Douglas MacArthur

In war, you win or lose, live or die - and the difference is just an eyelash.

Sun Tzu

Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.

Thomas Hobbes

The condition of man... is a condition of war of everyone against everyone.

Abbie Hoffman

Become an internationalist and learn to respect all life. Make war on machines. And in particular the sterile machines of corporate death and the robots that guard them.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

If it's just screaming - and I know this sounds so ridiculous - that gets old. But sometimes when there's literal chaos, it's like being in a war zone, and that's kind of exciting. You're just running through the crowd of people chasing after you and no one knows what's going on.

Winston Churchill

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.

Ernest Hemingway

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

William S. Burroughs

This is a war universe. War all the time. That is its nature. There may be other universes based on all sorts of other principles, but ours seems to be based on war and games.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Leonardo DiCaprio

My mom, Irmelin, taught me the value of life. Her own life was saved by my grandmother during World War II.

John McCain

War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality.

Tony Blair

In April 1991, after the Gulf war, Iraq was given 15 days to provide a full and final declaration of all its WMD.

Tom Cruise

I want a world without war, a world without insanity. I want to see people do well. I don't even think it's as much as what I want for myself. It's more what I want for the people around me. That's what I want.

Bush's war in Iraq has done untold damage to the United States. It has impaired our military power and undermined the morale of our armed forces. Our troops were trained to project overwhelming power. They were not trained for occupation duties.

Richard Burton

I grew up among heroes who went down the pit, who played rugby, told stories, sang songs of war.

Vladimir Nabokov

It is hard, I submit, to loathe bloodshed, including war, more than I do, but it is still harder to exceed my loathing of the very nature of totalitarian states in which massacre is only an administrative detail.

Robert Kennedy, Jr.

I think global warming is the gravest threat. With global warming, it's the product of a war between old energy - between the carbon cronies, who, by the way, could not stay in business in a true free market capitalism.

John McCain

Only the most deluded of us could doubt the necessity of this war.

Conan O'Brien

The Canadian government continues to say they will not help us if we go to war with Iraq. However, the prime minister of Canada said he'd like to help, but he's pretty sure that last time he checked, Canada had no army.

Sun Tzu

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

Chi Chi Rodriguez

Let your wife win all the battles, and you'll win the war.

Khabib Nurmagomedov

I need eight weeks, train hard, last one week make weight, and go to the war. Because when I go to the war, I have to know I am ready or no.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Queen Elizabeth II

In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides, we recognise how precious is the peace we have built in Europe since 1945.

An asteroid or a supervolcano could certainly destroy us, but we also face risks the dinosaurs never saw: An engineered virus, nuclear war, inadvertent creation of a micro black hole, or some as-yet-unknown technology could spell the end of us.

Douglas MacArthur

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

Pistol Dreams
Golda Meir

I don't know why you use a fancy French word like detente when there's a good English phrase for it - cold war.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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. We will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God.

Jimmy Carter

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.

Richard M. Nixon

No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.

Ernest Hemingway

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

Mike Pence

The Patriot Act is essential to our continued success in the war on terror here at home.

Home Success
George Washington

If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.

Robert Kennedy, Jr.

At the time of the Civil War, there were six democracies in the face of the planet. Today, there's 120 and they've been inspired by the American exceptionalism.

Douglas MacArthur

Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a contribution to the advance of peace, I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war.

Alexander Hamilton

Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left to our option; that however moderate or unambitious we may be, we cannot count upon the moderation, or hope to extinguish the ambition of others.

Martin Luther

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

Humanity Religion

The decadent international but individualistic capitalism in the hands of which we found ourselves after the war is not a success. It is not intelligent. It is not beautiful. It is not just. It is not virtuous. And it doesn't deliver the goods.

Kin Hubbard

Peace has its victories no less than war, but it doesn't have as many monuments to unveil.

Nancy Pelosi

The president led us into the Iraq war on the basis of unproven assertions without evidence; he embraced a radical doctrine of pre-emptive war unprecedented in our history; and he failed to build a true international coalition.

Sun Tzu

The art of war is of vital importance to the state. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.

Winston Churchill

In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.

George Washington

My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.

Aristotle

We make war that we may live in peace.

George H. W. Bush

I hope my own children never have to fight a war.

I'm as frustrated with the French, I think, as anyone, but look, there's going to be other challenges and there are going to be other issues. As long as there's a war on terrorism going on, we're all going to have to work together.

Work Togetherness
Tony Blair

Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that we may live our entire lives without going to war or sending our children to war.

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