35 Famous War Quotes and Sayings

War Quotes

No country in this world can afford the War because due to War both the country has to face calamity. There are no winners only Victims and Deaths. Below you can find some historic War Quotes and Slogans.

“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” – Leo Tolstoy


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


Men who fight wars in winter don’t live till spring.


“The most persistent sound which reverberates through men’s history is the beating of war drums.” – Arthur Koestler

War Quotes

“War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is a strength.” – George Orwell


“May God have mercy upon my enemies because I won’t.” – General George Patton Jr.


“In war, any lessons learned must often be paid for with blood.


“Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.” – George S. Patton

War Quotes

Quotes about War and Peace

“I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, “Mother, what was war?” – Eve Merriam


“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 what happens when language fails.” – Margaret Atwood


“In a real war, no one knew which side he was on, and there were no flags or commentators or winners.


“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 the holy name of liberty or democracy? – Mahatma Gandhi

War Quotes

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


If civilization has an opposite, it is war. Of these two things, you have either one or the other. Not both.


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


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


“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace” – Jimi Hendrix

War Quotes

Battle Quotes

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


“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


“Military arrangement, and movements in consequence, like the mechanism of a clock, will be imperfect and disordered by the want of a part.


“The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking… the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.” – Albert Einstein

War Quotes

“War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.”


I do not mean to exclude altogether the idea of patriotism. I know it exists, and I know it has done much in the present contest. But I will venture to assert, that a great and lasting war can never be supported on this principle alone. It must be aided by a prospect of interest or some reward.


“A true soldier does not admit defeat before the battle.”


People, in general, are scared to death of the war and all the exhibition have been a failure because the rich – don’t want to buy anything.”

War Quotes

War Sayings

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.


“Against war, one might say that it makes the victor stupid and the vanquished malicious. In its favor, that in producing these two effects it barbarizes, and so makes the combatants more natural. For culture, it is asleep or a wintertime, and a man emerges from it stronger for good and for evil.


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


“War is a most uneconomical, foolish, poor arrangement, a bloody enrichment of that soil which bears the sweet flower of peace.


“If you win, you need not have to explain…If you lose, you should not be there to explain!” – Adolf Hitler

War Quotes

“There never was a good war, or a bad peace.” – BENJAMIN FRANKLIN


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


“War never takes a wicked man by chance, the good man always.


“War does not determine who is right, war determines who is left.”


“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

War Quotes

War Slogans

“Happy nations have no history.”


War both needs and generates certain virtues; not the highest, but what may be called the preliminary virtues, as valor, veracity, the spirit of obedience, the habit of discipline. Any of these, and of others like them, when possessed by a nation, and no matter how generated, will give them a military advantage, and make them more likely to stay in the race of nations.


“United we stand; divided we fall.”


“War is sweet to those who haven’t experienced it.”


“Sometimes I think war is God’s way of teaching us geography.” – Paul Rodriguez

War Quotes

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


“When the rich wage war, it is the poor who die.”


“Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.” – Sun Tzu


“War is more like a novel than it is like real life and that is its eternal fascination. It is a thing based on reality but invented, it is a dream made real, all the things that make a novel but not real life.


“My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.” – George Washington

War Quotes

“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


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


“War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.” – THOMAS MANN


“The day that the balance between the two sections of the country – the slaveholding States and the non-slaveholding States – is destroyed is a day that will not be far removed from political revolution, anarchy, civil war, and widespread disaster.” – John C. Calhoun


“War alone brings up to their highest tension all human energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to make it.”

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