War Quotes

Never has there been a good war or a bad peace

Benjamin Franklin

I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.

George McGovern

War is the continuation of politics by other means

Karl Von Clausewitz

Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.

George Bernard Shaw

War is delightful to those who have not experienced it.

Desiderius Erasmus

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

Ernest Hemingway

Older men declare war. But its the youth who must fight and die!

Herbert Hoover

Only the dead have seen the end of war


Peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence; and justice.


The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.

George Orwell

War in the end is always about betrayal, betrayal of the young by the old, of soldiers by politicians, and of idealists by cynics.

Chris Hedges

The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other--instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.

Edward Abbey

War is a game in which princes seldom win, the people never

Charles Caleb Colton

It's not victory if it doesn't end the war.

Michel de Montaigne

War is not one disaster of milions of people. War is milions of disasters of one person.

Hans van Mierlo

War is not an exercise of the will directed at an inanimate matter.

Karl von Clausewitz

Every war is a national misfortune

Helmeth Von Moltke

War puts its questions stupidly, peace mysteriously.

Andre Malraux

War is the unfolding of miscalculations

Barbara W. Tuchman

War has been more common than peace, and extended periods of peace have been rare in a world divided into multiple states

Donald Kagan

War educates the senses, calls into action the will, perfects the physical constitution, brings men into such swift and close collision in critical moments that man measures man

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I don't oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war.

Barack Obama

That's what I'm opposed to. A dumb war. A rash war. A war based not on reason but on passion, not on principle but on politics.

Barack Obama

In war one must lean on an obstacle in order to overcome it.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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Updated On : March 02, 2014
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