War dehumanizes everyone.
When it comes to matters of war and peace, we must not act rashly.
Those who want peace should prepare for war and be strong.
Brave men are a city's strongest tower of defence.
War is the greatest failure of mankind.
War is death. If we are to engage in war, then we should have to stare it straight in the face and call it by its rightful name.
Combat is a piece of war. But war is a totalizing, uncivilized experience.
I think there's a tremendous split between people who've been through a war and people who haven't.
Next to a lost battle, nothing is so sad as a battle that has been won.
The whole art of war consists of guessing at what is on the other side of the hill.
War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder.
Blunders are an inescapable feature of war, because choice in military affairs lies generally between the bad and the worse.
Do you know what a soldier is, young man? He's the chap who makes it possible for civilised folk to despise war.
War spares not the brave, but the cowardly.
There never is a convenient place to fight a war when the other man starts it.
The major deterrent to war is in a man's mind.
There is no good war.
Peace is absurd: Fascism does not believe in it.
Three cheers for war, noble and beautiful above all.
War is grounded in the notion of triumph and defeat. It is zero-sum.
Law is always better than war.
My God is better than your God.
Guerrilla wars, and even more so terrorist assaults, are conducted only by forces with insufficient strength to carry out a real war.
It's during wartime that innovations happen.
The alternative to peace is war, which will expose everyone to mass casualties, misery and a loss of perspective for many years to come.
War its thousands slays, Peace its ten thousands.
After each war there is a little less democracy to save.
A sane person doesn't think war is a good idea.
A sane person doesn't think war is a good idea. I'm not a pacifist. I feel that there are situations where fighting is inescapable, but we don't go looking for those things.
In every war, there's looting.
The final outcome of a war is often determined by the degree of initiative shown on each side.
War is not only a matter of equipment, artillery, group troops or air force; it is largely a matter of spirit, or morale.
Blood is the god of war's rich livery.
Accursed be he that first invented war.
The Russian people were just like us. They were victims of their own government.
War hath no fury like a non-combatant.
Europe cannot survive another world war.
War is one of the scourges with which it has pleased God to afflict men.
If a war has to happen, a war has to happen.
War is the ultimate reality-based horror show.
The old saying that war is a racket has taken on an even more shameful meaning.
There is peace more destructive of the manhood of living man than war is destructive of his material body.
The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
Obviously, the greater the length of a war the higher is likely to be the number of casualties in it on either side.
In nuclear war all men are cremated equal.
The belief that we some day shall be able to prevent war is, to me, one with the belief in the possibility of making humanity really human.
War makes strange giant creatures out of us little routine men who inhabit the earth.
It's a war zone. Terrible things happen.
An army that fought and won a war decisively finds it even more difficult to undergo change.
War is cruelty, and none can make it gentle.
The concept of war crimes is an American invention.
So war is an extremely sad business, because the majority of people don't want to be in it.
In the extremity of war, character is revealed.
War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory.
War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men.
War taught me that not everything is glamorous.
Every move we make in fear of the next war in fact hastens it.
Only the winners decide what were war crimes.
Once you start a war, you have to win.
Nothing is more confused than to be ordered into a war to die or to be maimed for life without the faintest idea of what's going on.
War is not a thing one wants.
War makes strange bedfellows.
But when will our leaders learn -- war is not the answer.
Every country in every war fights for freedom.
Anything that reduces war-related destruction should not be considered altogether immoral.
Nuclear war is such an emotional subject that many people see the weapons themselves as the common enemy of humanity.
That most unfortunate war, which I deeply deplore.
During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.
Logistics is the ball and chain of armored warfare.
The first and most imperative necessity in war is money, for money means everything else -- men, guns, ammunition.
A war is justified if you're willing to send your son. If you're not willing to send your son, then how do you send someone else's?
There's nothing glamorous about war at all.
Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will.
War may make us great, but let it never be forgotten that peace only can make us both great and free.
War is failure of diplomacy.
Why do men fight who were born to be brothers?
No war is over until the enemy says it's over.
Treachery has existed as long as there's been warfare, and there's always been a few people that you couldn't trust.
War is devastating, and it leaves its scars for generations.
The lies the government and media tell are amplifications of the lies we tell ourselves. To stop being conned, stop conning yourself.
There is nothing glamorous or romantic about war. It's mostly about random pointless death and misery.
So much destruction in modern war takes place miles and miles away from the source of the destruction, the human being who has caused it.
War violates the natural order of things, in which children bury their parents; in war parents bury their children.
The history of our civilization has been one of intermittent war.
We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace.
The real peril of war lies not in military defeat. It lies in war itself, whether we win or lose.
Men love war because it allows them to look serious. Because it is the one thing that stops women laughing at them.
In any war, the first casualty is common sense, and the second is free and open discussion.
They're out there, this appalling idea that there are companies that profit -- not just profit but profit enormously -- through war.
I don't think any war is worth having our soldiers killed.
I suspect that war will become obsolete only when something worse supercedes it.
No person can escape Einsteinian relativity, and no soldier or veteran can escape the trauma of war's dislocation.
War is an option of difficulties.
The first lesson is that you can't lose a war if you have command of the air, and you can't win a war if you haven't.
Rules are for children. This is war, and in war the only crime is to lose.
We all want a world without war, without conflict, without human suffering.
War is the science of destruction.
The surest way to prevent war is not to fear it.
War is just one more big government program.
We know now that in modern warfare, fought on any considerable scale, there can be no possible economic gain for any side. Win or lose, there is nothing but waste and destruction.
If we are to be destroyed we will do it ourselves by warfare with thermonuclear weaponry.
Government is waging war against the people.
War's dirty little secret is that some men love it.
No two wars are identical.
War is society's dirty work, usually done by kids cleaning up failures perpetrated by adults.
War is not the answer, because only love can conquer hate.
War is terrible. There is nothing romantic about war.
The definition of a modern approach to war is the acknowledgement of individual lives lost.
All war aims for impunity.
The murder of a man is still murder, even in wartime.
Even with the best intentions, you can have a nuclear war, a nuclear holocaust, through miscalculation, through accidents.
Killing is the payoff of war.
The key lesson of the 1930s is that appeasement leads directly to war.
You come home when the war is won.
The history of mankind is a history of war.
A world without war is not in the cards.
Sending our youth to war is wrong.
The War will leave none of us as it found us.
We human beings do a lot of dumb things, and war is certainly the dumbest.
War means fighting, and fighting means killing.
In war, whichever side may call itself the victor, there are no winners, but all are losers.
I'm glad I never went to war.
The survivors (of a nuclear war) would envy the dead.
Yes, peace can and must be won, to save the world from the terrible destruction of World War III.
It's odd being an American now. Most of us are peaceful, but here we are again, in our fifth major war of this century.
War is too strange to process alone.
Treating war as farce is one way soldiers deal with it.
Oftentimes, discussion of war gets flattened to a discussion of trauma.
People have a very political way of looking at war, and that's understandable.
We don't go to war on narrow, partisan votes.
Nothing will ensure war more certainly or entrench rivalries more seriously than for or against thinking!
I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill. It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying, and the consequences are serious.
In order to prosecute war, you have to take some risk.
Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete.
War is the ultimate tool of politics.
Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology.
Even under the best of circumstances, the road back from war is difficult.
Preventing a war is tantamount to winning a war.
In a war, you must hate somebody or love somebody; you must have a position or you cannot stand what goes on.
I hope to stay unemployed as a war photographer till the end of my life.
War is not cheap, but it's the human cost that's the highest.
You cannot be politically correct in a war.
To contemplate war is to think about the most horrible of human experiences.
Man's idea of God, and a God's collusion, is an essential part of the equation to wage war.
War may be an armed angel with a mission, but she has the personal habits of the slums.
There are no warlike people -- just warlike leaders.
The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.
We must permit the youth of the land who would bear arms to decide whether or not there should be war.
We must take the profit out of war.
For a great many years, as a soldier, I had a suspicion that war was a racket; not until I retired to civil life did I fully realize it.
Sacrifice is going to war for your country. Sacrifice is a brave young man being blown up by a landmine in Afghanistan.
War is not some sort of Nintendo video game.
War, I have always said, forces men to change their standards, regardless of whether their country has won or lost.
Success in war and preservation of a country's social framework as a purpose at least equal in importance to welfare of individuals.
Surviving is the only glory in war.
War would end if the dead could return.
If there is a God, the phrase that must disgust him is -- holy war.
Waging war is not a primary physical need.
War drags human beings from their tasks of building and improving, and pushes them en masse into the category of destroyers and killers.
War is an attempt of one group to impose its will upon another group by armed violence.
Traditional nationalism cannot survive the fissioning of the atom. One world or none.
We must also recognize the new realities of modern warfare and the modern landscape of a battlefield.
A true war story is never moral.
War is a fundamental aspect of human existence. It's good to know what war entails and what the human sacrifice is.
It's one thing to say you're for the war; it's another thing to send your kid to war -- your daughter or your son.
As a combat veteran, I know the cost of war.
No one hates war like a soldier hates war.
I think the whole policy of pre-emptive war is a serious, serious mistake.
Each generation seems to invent its own reasons for war.
Famines of thought and feeling.
The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.
War is fear cloaked in courage.
The war against terrorism is terrorism.
Wars teach us not to love our enemies, but to hate our allies.
There will be no veterans of World War III.
If you want to go anywhere in modern war, in the air, on the sea, on the land, you must have command of the air.
Remember that politics, colonialism, imperialism and war also originate in the human brain.
Whoever stands by a just cause cannot possibly be called a terrorist.
While war is never anyones first choice, sometimes it is a necessary choice.
War -- the ordinary man's most convenient means of escaping from the ordinary.
War is a fevered god who takes alike maiden and king and clod.
If the business community and political elite want to go to war they find it easy to mobilize domestic consent.
War is the symptom, not the disease.
War is horrible because it strangles youth.
Think of war as a game of Russian roulette. It is a game of chance with your life as the grand prize.
I would never rob your cradles to feed the dogs of war.
Neither our oceans nor our radar nor our fighters can keep us intact through another major war.
The wars we haven't had saved many lives.
Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive one; it is man and not materials that counts.
America is facing some major threats. Cyber warfare, Islamic terror and Russia, does it sound terrible? It sounds like the end of the world.
The Great War was nobody's fault -- or everybody's.
Care: not carnage
Love: not loathing
Peace: not pieces.
Battle is gruesome, but it is vigorous, alive. The aftermath is the worst of it: adrenaline fades, quiet sweeps in, and there's nothing to distract you from the mess of bodies and disturbed earth.