War Quotes And Sayings


War Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of war quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by allinspiration.com for you to read and enjoy.

“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

“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

“He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.”
Albert Einstein

“War does not determine who is right – only who is left.”
– Bertrand Russell

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

“When the rich wage war, it’s the poor who die.”
– Jean-Paul Sartre

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”
– Winston Churchill

“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.”

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

“If we don’t end war, war will end us.”
– H. G. Wells

“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.”
– Franklin D. Roosevelt

“All war is deception.”
Sun Tzu

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

“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

“Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.”
– John F. Kennedy

“I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.”
– George McGovern

“In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.”
– Herodotus

“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.”
– John Adams

“The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche

“All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.”
– Francois Fenelon

“A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.”
Napoleon Bonaparte

“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

“The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.”
– Albert Einstein

“It is well that war is so terrible. We should grow too fond of it.”
– Robert E. Lee

“Only the dead have seen the end of the war.”
– George Santayana

“In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield.”
– Douglas MacArthur

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

“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.

“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

“There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.”
– Sun Tzu

“The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.”
– John F. Kennedy

“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

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

“Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.”
– Herbert Hoover

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