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38 War Quotes

War Quotes

War Quotes



“War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”

-George Orwell



“You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.”

-Napoleon Bonaparte



“Let him who desires peace prepare for war.”

-Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus



“It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.”




“If we don’t end war, war will end us.”

-H. G. Wells



“You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.”

-Albert Einstein



“War does not determine who is right – only who is left.”

-Bertrand Russell



“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.”

-John Adams



“If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.”

-Leo Tolstoy



“Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the gun down.”

-Malcolm X



“It is far easier to make war than peace.”

-Georges Clemenceau



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

-Sun Tzu



“There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.”

-Niccolo Machiavelli



“When the war of the giants is over the wars of the pygmies will begin.”

-Winston Churchill



“Let us not be deceived we are today in the midst of a cold war.”

-Bernard Baruch



“No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.”

-Eleanor Roosevelt



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

-Leo Tolstoy



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

-Benjamin Franklin



“We make war that we may live in peace.”




“The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.”

-George Orwell



“In times of war, the law falls silent.”

-Marcus Tullius Cicero



“War is what happens when language fails.”

-Margaret Atwood



“It’s impossible to know what happens in the fog of war.”

-Hillary Clinton



“The best way to solve problems and to fight against war is through dialogue.”

-Malala Yousafzai



“Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.”




“War is the continuation of politics by other means.”

-Carl von Clausewitz



“Dad, how do soldiers killing each other solve the world’s problems?”

-Bill Watterson



“An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war.”

-Charles de Montesquieu



“In time of war, truth is always replaced by propaganda.”

-Charles Lindbergh



“How can you have a war on terrorism when war itself is terrorism?”

-Howard Zinn



“In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes.”

-Julius Caesar



“An unjust peace is better than a just war.”

-Marcus Tullius Cicero



“Those who want peace should prepare for war and be strong.”

-Avigdor Lieberman



“Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.”

-Sun Tzu



“War is hell.”

-William Tecumseh Sherman



“Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.”

-Ernest Hemingway



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

-Thomas Mann



“The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.”

-Friedrich Nietzsche