War Quotes

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If you are looking for war quotes this collection is well worth your consideration.

The quote below by John F. Kennedy when he said, “Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind”. Today his words are as pointed as they were during the sixties.

These are the best of the best war quotes.

We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace.
-Jeane Kirkpatrick

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
-Jeannette Rankin

When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.
-Jean-Paul Sartre

If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?
-Joan Baez

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

Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.
-John F. Kennedy

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

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

I have not yet begun to fight!
-John Paul Jones

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

War is the symptom, not the disease.
-L. M. Heroux

It has too often been too easy for rulers and governments to incite man to war.
-Lester B. Pearson

An unjust peace is better than a just war.
-Marcus Tullius Cicero

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.

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

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

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

The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.
-Omar N. Bradley

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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

One may know how to gain a victory, and know not how to use it.
-Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.
-Percy Bysshe Shelley

When the question arose whether I, as a member of the royal family, should take part in active combat in the Falklands, there was no question in her mind, and it only took her two days to sort the issue.
-Prince Andrew

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

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.
-Salvador Dali

War would end if the dead could return.
-Stanley Baldwin

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

All war is deception.
-Sun Tzu

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

War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
-Thomas Mann

I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.
-Ulysses S. Grant

It was definitely a part of our life. I mean, my mom had both her brothers and her fiancee in Vietnam at the same time, so it wasn't just my dad's story, it was my mom's story too. And we definitely grew up listening to the stories.
-Vanessa Kerry

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

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

War is hell.
-William Tecumseh Sherman

The scenes on this field would have cured anybody of war.
-William Tecumseh Sherman

The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.
-William Westmoreland

I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.
-William Westmoreland

One of the very best war quotes ever stated was the one by Winston Churchill. He said, "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."

Imagine a world without war! These war quotes are a serious attempt to address a grave but necessary topic.

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