War Quotes

Every war is the war for whoever’s lived through it.
– Margaret Atwood

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.
– Salvador Dali

Peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence; and justice.
– Spinoza

Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run. The daily work – that goes on, it adds up.
– Barbara King

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
– Thomas Jefferson

Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology.
– Rebecca West

When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
– Eleanor Roosevelt

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
– John Adams

Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood.
– Gandhi

In peace the sons bury their fathers, but in war the fathers bury their sons.
– Croesus

I’ve been to war. I’ve raised twins. If I had a choice, I’d rather go to war.
– George W. Bush

In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.
– Herodotus

Older men declare war. But it’s the youth who must fight and die!
– Herbert Hoover

We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower

When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite.
– Winston Churchill

I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.
– Ulysses S. Grant

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

The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.
– George Orwell

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

War would end if the dead could return.
– Stanley Baldwin