War Quotes

Famous War Quotes

War quotes by famous authors of the world. Browse our latest collection of famous quotes on war. Feel free to share with friends and family.

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A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars.

— Carly Simon

Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.

— John F. Kennedy

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.

— Winston Churchill

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

— Bertrand Russell

The Cold War isn’t thawing; it is burning with a deadly heat. Communism isn’t sleeping; it is, as always, plotting, scheming, working, fighting.

— 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

Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.

— Sun Tzu

Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.

— Douglas MacArthur

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

The condition of man… is a condition of war of everyone against everyone.

— Thomas Hobbes

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.

— Sun Tzu

My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.

— George Washington

War is never a lasting solution for any problem.

— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

In war, whichever side may call itself the victor, there are no winners, but all are losers.

— Neville Chamberlain

People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.

— Otto von Bismarck

Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry.

— Susan B. Anthony

War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.

— William Tecumseh Sherman

Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy’s strategy.

— Sun Tzu

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

This was not an act of terrorism, but it was an act of war.

— George W. Bush
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