War Quotes

History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.

Ronald Reagan

It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.

John F. Kennedy

The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.

Robert E. Lee

A self-respecting nation is ready for anything, including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war.

Simone Weil

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Albert Einstein

War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory.

Georges Clemenceau

War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.

Jimmy Carter

Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.

Mao Tse-Tung

The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.

Omar Bradley

The great armies, accumulated to provide security and preserve the peace, carried the nations to war by their own weight.

A. J. P. Taylor

Wars based on principle are far more destructive...the attacker will not destroy that which he is after.

Alan Watts

How vile and despicable war seems to me! I would rather be hacked to pieces than take part in such an abominable business.

Albert Einstein

War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man.

Alfred Adler

Our modern states are preparing for war without even knowing the future enemy.

Alfred Adler

After each war there is a little less democracy to save.

Brooks Atkinson

In time of war the first casualty is truth.

Boake Carter

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

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