621 Greatest Quotes About War

Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night. Sun Tzu
My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth. George Washington
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one. Thomas Paine
There is no mistake so great as the mistake of not going on. William Blake
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
Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war! William Shakespeare
War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it. George Orwell
War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves. Leo Tolstoy
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. Margaret Mead
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. Miyamoto Musashi
All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved. Sun Tzu
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. Sun Tzu
First feelings are always the most natural. Louis XIV
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard. Sun Tzu
The Great War proved how confused the world is. Depression is proving it again. Anne Sullivan
There must be people who remember World War II and the Holocaust who can help us get out of this rut. Martin Scorsese
Rouse him, and learn the principle of his activity or inactivity. Force him to reveal himself, so as to find out his vulnerable spots. Sun Tzu
How is it possible to have a civil war? George Carlin
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting. George Orwell
Swift as the wind. Quiet as the forest. Conquer like the fire. Steady as the mountain. Sun Tzu
Since people are going to be living longer and getting older, they'll just have to learn how to be babies longer. Andy Warhol
All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal. John Steinbeck
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. Chesty Puller
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win. Sun Tzu
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust. Sun Tzu
Great results, can be achieved with small forces. Sun Tzu
Communism is a religion that is inspired, directed and motivated by the Devil himself who has declared war against Almighty God. Billy Graham
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? Sylvia Plath
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision, to the releasing of a trigger. Sun Tzu
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. Sun Tzu
In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times. Winston Churchill
The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five. Carl Sagan
If you are strong, appear weak. But if you are weak, appear strong. Sun Tzu
Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not for the timid or weak... Non-violence is hard work. Cesar Chavez
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. Audrey Hepburn
Hence the saying: One may know how to conquer without being able to do it. Sun Tzu
Quickness is the essence of the war. Sun Tzu
Only the dead will know the end of the war. Plato
He who makes war his profession cannot be otherwise than vicious. War makes thieves, and peace brings them to the gallows. Niccolo Machiavelli
If you win, you need not have to explain...If you lose, you should not be there to explain! Adolf Hitler
An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have. Andy Warhol
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. Christopher Hitchens
When you have attained the way of strategy there will be nothing that you cannot understand. You will see the way in everything. Miyamoto Musashi
Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die. Salvador Dali
I have come not to make war on the Italians, but to aid the Italians against Rome. Hannibal
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it. Napoleon Bonaparte
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.'. Immanuel Kant
One mark of a great soldier is that he fight on his own terms or fights not at all. Sun Tzu