Good War quotes: Best famous quotes about War

Good War quotes: Best famous quotes about War

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

We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace. – Jeane J. Kirkpatrick

No country can act wisely simultaneously in every part of the globe at every moment of time. – Henry A. Kissinger

What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world. – Robert E. Lee

War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace. – Thomas Mann

Everyone’s a pacifist between wars. It’s like being a vegetarian between meals. – Colman McCarthy

The Establishment center… has led us into the stupidest and cruelest war in all history. That war is a moral and political disaster – a terrible cancer eating away at the soul of our nation. – George McGovern

I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in. – George McGovern

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

“There are no atheists in foxholes” isn’t an argument against atheism, it’s an argument against foxholes. – James Morrow

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. – Jose Narosky

A riot is a spontaneous outburst. A war is subject to advance planning. – Richard M. Nixon

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

War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory. – Albert Pike

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

We have gone forth from our shores repeatedly over the last hundred years and we’ve done this as recently as the last year in Afghanistan and put wonderful young men and women at risk, many of whom have lost their lives, and we have asked for nothing except enough ground to bury them in. – Colin Powell

A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations. They have the best implements of war. – Herbert V. Prochnow

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake. – Jeannette Rankin

I couldn’t help but say to Mr. Gorbachev just think how easy his task and mine might be in these meetings that we held if suddenly there was a threat to this world from another planet. We’d find out once and for all that we really are all human beings here on this earth together. – Ronald Reagan

You can’t say civilization don’t advance… in every war they kill you in a new way. – Will Rogers

Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country. – Bertrand Russell

Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come. – Carl Sandburg

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

Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

The aim of military training is not just to prepare men for battle, but to make them long for it. – Louis Simpson

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble? – Benjamin Spock

The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic. – Joseph Stalin

Give me the money that has been spent in war and I will clothe every man, woman, and child in an attire of which kings and queens will be proud. I will build a schoolhouse in every valley over the whole earth. I will crown every hillside with a place of worship consecrated to peace. – Charles Sumner

What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party. – Henry David Thoreau

War is the unfolding of miscalculations. – Barbara Tuchman

All war is deception. – Sun Tzu

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

If we don’t end war, war will end us. – H. G. Wells

I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy. – William Westmoreland

The military don’t start wars. Politicians start wars. – William Westmoreland

It seems like such a terrible shame that innocent civilians have to get hurt in wars, otherwise combat would be such a wonderfully healthy way to rid the human race of unneeded trash. – Fred Woodworth

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