Quotes About War
1.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
2.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
3.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.
4.In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
5.The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
6.What a cruel thing war is… to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors
7.I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell.
8.When the war of the giants is over the wars of the pygmies will begin.
9.You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war
10.All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones.
11.What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party.
12.Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows
13.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.
14.I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.
15.Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die
16.The military don’t start wars. Politicians start wars.
17.I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
18.There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
19.One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society… shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.
20.I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
21.My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.
22.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.
23.War is hell.
24.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.
25.The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.
26.It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
27.Wars are not paid for in wartime, the bill comes later.
28.We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the postive affirmation of peace.
29.The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.
30.The most successful war seldom pays for its losses.
31.It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
32.Don’t forget what I discovered that over ninety percent of all national deficits from 1921 to 1939 were caused by payments for past, present, and future wars.
33.Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.
34.The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
35.A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood.
36.An army marches on its stomach.
37.Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war.
38.War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
39.An unjust peace is better than a just war.
40.The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.
41.Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.
42.The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That’s the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!
43.In modern war… you will die like a dog for no good reason
44.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.
45.It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
46.You can’t say civilization don’t advance… in every war they kill you in a new way.
47.War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.
48.There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.
49.Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
50.Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
51.Wars are caused by undefended wealth.
52.There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
53.To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
54.War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.
55.Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?
56.We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it
57.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.
58.War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.
59.When the rich wage war, it’s the poor who die.
60.The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings, and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own.