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War Quotes


These are some of the best 'War' quotations and sayings.

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(The great questions of the day) are not decided by speeches and majority votes, but by blood and iron.

A bad peace is even worse than war.

A book glorifying war may be quite as anti-social, and to my mind quite as obscene, as one glorifying illicit love, but it is never suppressed, and seldom publicly denounced.

A conventional army loses if it does not win. The guerrilla wins if it does not lose.

A great war leaves the country with three armies - an army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army of thieves.

A just war is in the long run far better for a nation's soul than the most prosperous peace obtained by acquiescence in wrong or injustice.

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.

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

A war regarded as inevitable or even probable, and therefore much prepared for, has a very good chance of eventually being fought.

All the talk of history is of nothing almost but fighting and killing, and the honor and renown which are bestowed on conquerors, who, for the most part are mere butchers of mankind, mislead growing youth, who, by these means, come to think slaughter the most laudable business of mankind, and the most heroic of virtues.

All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.

All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.

All wars are popular for the first 30 days.

An unjust peace is better than a just war.

Any war that requires the suspension of reason as a necessity for support is a bad war. See quote detail

Artillery adds dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl.

As long as war is regarded as wicked it will always have its fascinations. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.

Better pointed bullets than pointed speeches.

Boys are the cash of war. Whoever said: we're not free spenders- doesn't know our like.

But, in case signals can neither be seen or perfectly understood, no captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside the enemy.


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