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War Quotes


Anyone who has ever looked
into the glazed eyes of a soldier
dying on the battlefield will think
hard before starting a war.
?Otto Von Bismarck

Peace with a club in hand is war.
?Portuguese Proverb

The sinews of war are five - men,
money, materials,
maintenance (food) and morale.
?Bernard Mannes Baruch

The greatest conqueror is he who overcomes
the enemy without a blow.
?Chinese Proverb

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and
ethical infants. We know more about
war than we know about peace, more
about killing than we know about living.
We have grasped the mystery of the atom
and rejected the Sermon on the Mount.
?General Omar N. Bradley

If you are going to try to go to war,
or to prepare for war, in a capitalist
country, you have got to let business
make money out of the
process or business won't work.
?Henry Lewis Stimson

War is like love, it always finds a way.
?Bertolt Brecht

War alone brings up to their highest tension
all human energies and imposes the stamp
of nobility upon the peoples
who have the courage to make it.
?Benito Mussolini

In time of war the first casualty is truth.
?Boake Carter

Only the defeated and deserters go to war.
?Henry David Thoreau

All diplomacy is a continuation
of war by other means.
?Chou En-Lai

The more you sweat in peace,
the less you bleed in war.
?Hyman Rickover

A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you
and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.
?Sir Winston Churchill

The art of war is simple enough. Find out
where your enemy is. Get at him as soon
as you can. Strike him as hard as you can and
as often as you can, and keep moving on.
?Ulysses S. Grant

In wartime, truth is so precious that she should
always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
?Sir Winston Churchill

It is a fatal error to enter any
war without the will to win it.
?Douglas MacArthur

All great civilisations, in their early stages,
are based on success in war.
?Kenneth Clark

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

War - An act of violence whose
object is to constrain the enemy,
to accomplish our will.
?Karl Von Clausewitz

War is cruel and you cannot refine it.
?William T. Sherman

War is too serious a matter
to leave to soldiers.
?Georges Clemenceau