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A Collection of Quotes About War

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

“If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.” – Leo Tolstoy

“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.” – Lewis Carroll

“What is life but an ongoing war?” – Bangambiki Habyarimana

“All war is a symptom of man’s failure as a thinking animal.” – John Steinbeck

“The world is full enough of hurts and mischances without wars to multiply them.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

“Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.” – Donald Trump

“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

“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

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

“To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.” – George Washington

“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy’s not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.” – Sun Tzu

“There’s never been a true war that wasn’t fought between two sets of people who were certain they were in the right. The really dangerous people believe they are doing whatever they are doing solely and only because it is without question the right thing to do. And that is what makes them dangerous.” – Neil Gaiman

“War is what happens when language fails.” – Margaret Atwood

“If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are.” – Kristin Hannah

“You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“If you haven’t been in a war and are wondering how long it takes to get used to losing everything you think you need or love, I can tell you the answer is no time at all.” – Meg Rosoff

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

“It is good that war is so horrible, or we might grow to like it.” – Robert E. Lee

“We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.” – Isabel Allende

“It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.” – Aristotle

“God created war so that Americans would learn geography.” – Mark Twain

“What a cruel thing war is, to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors.” – Robert E. Lee

“The best way to solve problems and to fight against war is through dialogue.” – Malala Yousafzai

“A bad peace is worse than war.” – Tacitus

“Listen up – there’s no war that will end all wars.” – Haruki Murakami

“A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars.” – Carly Simon

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

“How can you have a war on terrorism when war itself is terrorism?” – Howard Zinn

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” – G.K. Chesterton

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

“Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.” – Mao Zedong

“In war, the strong make slaves of the weak, and in peace the rich makes slaves of the poor.” – Oscar Wilde

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” – Sun Tzu

“Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.” – John F. Kennedy

“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” – Sun Tzu

“The enemy is anybody who’s going to get you killed, no matter which side he is on.” – Joseph Heller

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

“In war, whichever side may call itself the victor, there are no winners, but all are losers.” – Neville Chamberlain

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

“The first casualty when war comes is truth.” – Hiram Johnson

“There are perhaps many causes worth dying for, but to me, certainly, there are none worth killing for.” – Albert Dietrich

“Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.” – Ulysses S. Grant

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

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

“We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will.” – Neville Chamberlain

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

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

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