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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.

Tom Seaver

Imagine if these computer geeks who are running baseball now were allowed to run a war? They'd be telling our soldiers: 'That's enough. You've fired too many bullets from your rifle this week!'

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?

Edward Snowden

I wanted to fight in the Iraq war because I felt like I had an obligation as a human being to help free people from oppression.

Jessie Buckley

Filming a story set in a war zone in the '60s was such a treat, as it gave me so much scope to dive into.

Chris Kyle

War is hell. Hollywood fantasizes about it and makes it look good... war sucks.

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.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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.

It was my duty to shoot the enemy, and I don't regret it. My regrets are for the people I couldn't save: Marines, soldiers, buddies. I'm not naive, and I don't romanticize war. The worst moments of my life have come as a SEAL. But I can stand before God with a clear conscience about doing my job.

Rami Malek

Of course I would never compare myself to someone who actually went through a war, but I definitely matured shooting 'The Pacific.' I'm more calm and I have more patience.

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.

Rich people never go to war. You ask a college kid to go to war, and he's like, 'Umm, I'm taking this sociology class, and I think war is, like, really stupid, and my roommate's, like, half Afghani, so it's going to cause some static.'

People Stupidity
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.

Rights compliance helps effective outcomes, it does not hinder them. That should come as no surprise because the 'human rights' in the Human Rights Act are the rights adopted in the aftermath of the horrors of the second world war, and are designed to protect all of us from oppression.

Bernie Sanders

Let us wage a moral and political war against the billionaires and corporate leaders, on Wall Street and elsewhere, whose policies and greed are destroying the middle class of America.

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.

I had a very strong feeling about the Vietnam War, and I had a strong feeling about participating in it. The military draft was in place, I was summoned for a physical exam, and I was either going to be classified as fit for military service or make my objection to it. So I made my objection to it.

King George V

I have many times asked myself whether there can be more potent advocates of peace upon earth through the years to come than this massed multitude of silent witnesses to the desolation of war.

Julius Caesar

In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes.

Benito Mussolini

War is to man what maternity is to a woman. From a philosophical and doctrinal viewpoint, I do not believe in perpetual peace.

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.

Benito Mussolini

War alone brings up to their highest tension all human energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to make it.

Courage Lonliness
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.

Tulsi Gabbard

As a soldier, I stand ready to serve and protect and defend this country. And as a soldier, I know the cost of war. And as president and commander-in-chief, I will end these regime-change wars.

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.

Jessie Buckley

'War and Peace' is about relationships: family relationships, loving relationships, relationships at war... it's a really young story as well.

Steven Spielberg

I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming 'War Horse' on Dartmoor.

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.

We will never win this war until we understand the effect that Guantanamo Bay has had on the overall war effort. And we'll never get the support of the American people if we can't prove to them that these folks that we're dealing with are not common criminals. We're going to keep them - keep you safe from them.

From our perspective, trying to deal with this continuing campaign of terror, if you will, the war on terror that we're engaged in, this is a continuing enterprise. The people that were involved in some of those activities before 9/11 are still out there.

Kim Jong-un

Past records of inter-Korean relations show that confrontation between fellow countrymen leads to nothing but war.

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.

Lindsey Graham

We cannot win this war on terror if people are undercutting us. And one way to undercut us is to empower Iran.

Richard Attenborough

Well, I think In Love and War, which had a wonderful performance by Sandy, Sandra Bullock, who the authorities and, the supposed authorities, in cinema didn't want to know about.

Love Cinema

'1984,' one of the most important works ever written, helped us understand the Cold War. In '1984,' the dictatorship was always surveilling you. Now, young people want to be surveyed. They want people to know where they are at all times.

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.

Al Gore

Winston Churchill aroused this nation in heroic fashion to save civilisation in World War Two. We have everything we need except political will, but political will is a renewable resource.

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.

Julius Caesar

Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.

The peasant must always be helped technically, economically, morally and culturally. The guerrilla fighter will be a sort of guiding angel who has fallen into the zone, helping the poor always and bothering the rich as little as possible in the first phases of the war.

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.

Chris Kyle

I like war.

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.

Why did we go to war? Why did we pick people from South Carolina, California, and all the places in between to go to a foreign land and risk their lives and have some die? To make sure that Saddam Hussein could do no more damage to the region or us than he has already done.

Chris Kyle

I'm trying to raise the awareness of the troops that, when they deploy and go to war, it's not just them at war - it's also their family. Their family is having to go through all the hardships and the stresses.

Martin Sheen

Don't invade Iraq. Inspections work, war won't.

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.