Best 80+ Powerful War Quotes In English

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War is a game of death.  Where at the end of the game many ordinary people lose their lives, many older mothers lose their children, many wives lose their husbands, many children lose their families.

Mahmoud Darwish says about this war – “The war will end. The leaders will shake hands. The old woman will keep waiting for her martyred son. That girl will wait for her beloved husband. And those children will wait for their heroic father. I Don’t know who sold our homeland.

In today’s article we are sharing the quotes of some prominent people about this devastating war.

war quotes :

  • “War is just one more big government program.”  ~Joseph Sobran
  • “War will not end until all of the violent people are killed.”  ~Roger Langbecker
  • “Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won.”  ~Wellington
  • “Never think that war, no matter how necessary, no matter how justified, is not a crime.”  ~Ernest Hemingway
  • “Men are at war with each other because each man is at war with himself.”  ~Francis Meehan
  • “It is not an army that we must train for war; it is a nation.”  ~Woodrow Wilson
  • “Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.”  ~George Orwell
  • “War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.”  ~Napoleon Hill
  • “A people who will persevere in war beyond a certain limit ought to know the consequences. Many, many peoples with less pertinacity have been wiped out of national existence.”  ~William Tecumseh Sherman
  • “A war of ideas can no more be won without books than a naval war can be won without ships. Books, like ships, have the toughest armor, the longest cruising range, and mount the most powerful guns.”  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • “The mind can go either direction under stresstoward positive or toward negative: on or off. Think of it as a spectrum whose extremes are unconsciousness at the negative end and hyperconsciousness at the positive end. The way the mind will lean under stress is strongly influenced by training.”  ~Frank Herbert
  • “War taught me that not everything is glamorous.”  ~Giorgio Armani
  • “War is regarded as nothing but the continuation of state policy with other means.”  ~Karl von Clausewitz
  • “Only the dead have seen the end of war.”  ~George Santayana
  • “War is war, and not popularity-seeking. If they want peace, they and their relatives must stop the war.”  ~William Tecumseh Sherman
  • “Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive one; it is man and not materials that counts.”  ~Mao Zedong
  • “It’s a war zone, my body, and one which has been through a great deal.”  ~Amitabh Bachchan
  • “The refuge of the morally, intellectually, artistically and economically bankrupt is war.”  ~Martin H. Fischer
  • “Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.”  ~Julius Caesar
  • “There was only one virtue, pugnacity; only one vice, pacifism. That is an essential condition of war.”  ~Bernard Shaw

Best War Quotes :

  • “Civilization is a hopeless race to discover remedies for the evils it produces.”  ~Jean Jacques Rousseau
  • “War is war. The only good human being is a dead one.”  ~George Orwell
  • “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
  • “The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.”  ~George Orwell
  • “No doubt Western civilization has in the past been full of wars and revolutions, and the national elements in our culture, even when they were ignored, always provided an unconscious driving force of passion and aggressive self-assertion.”  ~Christopher Dawson
  • “Laws are silent in times of war.”  ~Cicero
  • “Patriots always talk of dying for their country, and never of killing for their country.”  ~Bertrand Russell
  • “The arms race is a race between nuclear weapons and ourselves.”  ~Martin Amis
  • “One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.”  ~Agatha Christie
  • “War means fighting and fighting means killing.”  ~Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • “If we don’t end war, war will end us.”  ~H G Wells
  • “As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.”  ~Oscar Wilde
  • “We return evil for evil, in which there is no sin, for it is necessary to pay a wicked man in his own coin.”  ~Chanakya
  • “The god of war has gone over to the other side.”  ~Adolf Hitler
  • “War is when your government tells you who the enemy is. Revolution is when you figure it out of yourself.”
  • “Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war.”  ~Thucydides
  • “All battles are fought by scared men who’d rather be some place else.”  ~John Wayne
  • “As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.”  ~Christopher Dawson
  • “Wars are fought by teenagers, you realize that. They really ought to be fought by the politicians and old people who start these wars.”  ~James Clavell
  • “Weapons are like money; no one knows the meaning of enough.”  ~Martin Amis

World War Quotes :

  • “The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.”  ~Omar Bradley
  • “Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory.”  ~Miguel De Cervantes
  • “All’s fair in love and war.”  ~Francis Edward Smedley
  • “God will see to it that war always recurs as a drastic medicine for the human race.”  ~Heinrich von Treitschke
  • “War is expensive. Winning a war, however, is less expensive than losing one.”  ~Mike Jones
  • “As our own species is in the process of proving, one cannot have superior science and inferior morals. The combination is unstable and self-destroying.”  ~Arthur C Clarke
  • “All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.”  ~George Orwell
  • “If you were to choose between an evil person and a snake to keep company with, opt for the snake because a snake will bite only in self-defense but an evil person can put a bite for any reason and any time or always.”  ~Chanakya
  • “Evil is not something superhuman, it’s something less than human.”  ~Agatha Christie
  • “There is no such thing as an inevitable war. If war comes it will be from failure of human wisdom.”  ~Bonar Law
  • “War has always been the grand sagacity of every spirit which has grown too inward and too profound; its curative power lies even in the wounds one receives.”  ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun.”  ~Martin Amis
  • “War is a way of shattering to pieces. Materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable and. Too intelligent.”  ~George Orwell
  • “Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind.”  ~John F. Kennedy
  • “There never was a good war or a bad peace.”  ~Benjamin Franklin
  • “When your mother and father are having a fight, do you want them to kill each other? Or do you just want them to stop fighting?”  ~Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
  • “To accept the legitimacy of the state is to embrace the necessity for war.”  ~L.K. Samuels
  • “The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.”  ~John F. Kennedy
  • “War is the ultimate realization of modern technology.”  ~Don DeLillo
  • “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

Sad War Quotes :

  • “War should be made a crime, and those who instigate it should be punished as criminals.”  ~Charles Evans Hughes
  • “War is a game which were their subjects wise, kings would not play at.”  ~William Cowper
  • “The ballot is stronger than the bullet.”  ~Abraham Lincoln
  • “All of us who served in one war or another know very well that all wars are the glory and the agony of the young.”  ~Gerald Ford
  • “War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.”  ~George Orwell
  • “The purpose of war is to support your government’s decisions by force.”  ~Robert Heinlein
  • “A thousand touching traits testify to the sacred power of the love which a righteous war awakes in noble nations.”  ~Heinrich von Treitschke
  • “The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.”  ~John Locke
  • “A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.” ~Edgar Allan Poe
  • “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”  ~George Orwell
  • “War is inevitable, and this time, it will be truly world wide. It will unravel everywhere and there will be no limit to its battlefields.”  ~Otto Skorzeny
  • “There is nothing so subject to the inconstancy of fortune as war.”  ~Miguel De Cervantes
  • “Do you want to know the cause of war? It is capitalism, greed, the dirty hunger for dollars. Take away the capitalist, and you will sweep war from the earth.”  ~Henry Ford
  • “Politics is the domestication of war.”  ~Giannina Braschi
  • “No country is so wild and difficult but men will make it a theater of war.”  ~Ambrose Bierce
  • “Once the command of the air is obtained by one of the contending armies, the war becomes a conflict between a seeing host and one that is blind.”  ~H G Wells
  • “Those wars are unjust which are undertaken without provocation. For only a war waged for revenge or defense can be just.”  ~Cicero
  • “I’ve always been at war with the guitar. All vocalists are fighting a war with the electric rhythm guitar.”  ~Nick Cave
  • “This World will always continue to be a mixture of Good and Evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to Love even the wrongdoer.”  ~Swami Vivekananda
  • “I want you to make love, not war, I know you’ve heard it before.”  ~John Lennon
  • “In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes.”  ~Julius Caesar
  • “Ethical obligation has to subordinate itself to the totalitarian nature of war.”  ~Karl Brandt
  • “War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.”  ~Mao Zedong
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