621 Greatest Quotes About War
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night.
My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
There is no mistake so great as the mistake of not going on.
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.
War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.
War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves.
The most intractable problem today is not pollution or technology or war; but the lack of belief that the future is very much in the hands of the individual.
In the euphoria after the Cold War, there was a misplaced notion that the UN could solve every problem anywhere.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.
All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.
Birds rising in flight is a sign that the enemy is lying in ambush; when the wild animals are startled and flee he is trying to take you unaware.
First feelings are always the most natural.
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
The Great War proved how confused the world is. Depression is proving it again.
There must be people who remember World War II and the Holocaust who can help us get out of this rut.
Rouse him, and learn the principle of his activity or inactivity. Force him to reveal himself, so as to find out his vulnerable spots.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
Swift as the wind. Quiet as the forest. Conquer like the fire. Steady as the mountain.
Since people are going to be living longer and getting older, they'll just have to learn how to be babies longer.
All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal.
They're on our right, they're on our left, they're in front of us, they're behind us; they can't get away from us this time.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
Great results, can be achieved with small forces.
Communism is a religion that is inspired, directed and motivated by the Devil himself who has declared war against Almighty God.
Why do we electrocute men for murdering an individual and then pin a purple heart on them for mass slaughter of someone arbitrarily labeled “enemy?
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision, to the releasing of a trigger.
When torrential water tosses boulders, it is because of its momentum. When the strike of a hawk breaks the body of its prey, it is because of timing.
The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five.
If you are strong, appear weak. But if you are weak, appear strong.
Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not for the timid or weak... Non-violence is hard work.
I can testify to what UNICEF means to children because I was among those who received food and medical relief right after World War II.
Hence the saying: One may know how to conquer without being able to do it.
Quickness is the essence of the war.
Only the dead will know the end of the war.
He who makes war his profession cannot be otherwise than vicious. War makes thieves, and peace brings them to the gallows.
If you win, you need not have to explain...If you lose, you should not be there to explain!
who wishes to fight must first count the cost.
Be where your enemy is not.
An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.
A faction willing to take the risks of making war on the ossified status quo in the Middle East can be described as many things, but not as conservative.
When you have attained the way of strategy there will be nothing that you cannot understand. You will see the way in everything.
Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.
I have come not to make war on the Italians, but to aid the Italians against Rome.
Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind, forgetting the Greek who said: 'War is bad in that it begets more evil than it kills.'.
One mark of a great soldier is that he fight on his own terms or fights not at all.