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Quotes About War To Ponder and Share (Page 2 of 3)

War dehumanizes everyone.


Quote: When it comes to matters of war and peace, we must not act rashly. by author Ariel Sharon overlaid on photo of black rifle leaning on white wall
Photo Credit: Josh Miller

When it comes to matters of war and peace, we must not act rashly.


Quote: Those who want peace should prepare for war and be strong. by author Avigdor Lieberman overlaid on photo of brown and black galleon ship on ocean water under gray sky
Photo Credit: Andreea Swank

Those who want peace should prepare for war and be strong.


Quote: Brave men are a city's strongest tower of defence. by author Alcaeus overlaid on photo of grey chain body armor
Photo Credit: Martin Zaenkert

Brave men are a city's strongest tower of defence.


Quote: War is the greatest failure of mankind. by author Aaron Huey overlaid on photo of woman with sword
Photo Credit: Baran Lotfollahi

War is the greatest failure of mankind.


Quote: 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. by author Aaron Huey overlaid on photo of black handle knife on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Mirvuqar Abdulov

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.


Quote: Combat is a piece of war. But war is a totalizing, uncivilized experience. by author Abigail Disney overlaid on photo of man in black and brown camouflage uniform holding red smoke
Photo Credit: Jakob Owens

Combat is a piece of war. But war is a totalizing, uncivilized experience.


Quote: I think there's a tremendous split between people who've been through a war and people who haven't. by author Antonia Fraser overlaid on photo of man walking on brown grass field
Photo Credit: Specna Arms

I think there's a tremendous split between people who've been through a war and people who haven't.


Quote: Next to a lost battle, nothing is so sad as a battle that has been won. by author Duke of Wellington overlaid on photo of brown rocky mountain under blue sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Leonardo Corral

Next to a lost battle, nothing is so sad as a battle that has been won.


Quote: The whole art of war consists of guessing at what is on the other side of the hill. by author Duke of Wellington overlaid on photo of white brick wall
Photo Credit: Joe Woods

The whole art of war consists of guessing at what is on the other side of the hill.


Quote: War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder. by author Alexander Berkman overlaid on photo of man walking on brown grass field
Photo Credit: Specna Arms

War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder.


Quote: Blunders are an inescapable feature of war, because choice in military affairs lies generally between the bad and the worse. by author Allan Massie overlaid on photo of grayscale photography of soldier
Photo Credit: Specna Arms

Blunders are an inescapable feature of war, because choice in military affairs lies generally between the bad and the worse.


Quote: Do you know what a soldier is, young man? He's the chap who makes it possible for civilised folk to despise war. by author Allan Massie overlaid on photo of black and white aircraft
Photo Credit: paul jespers

Do you know what a soldier is, young man? He's the chap who makes it possible for civilised folk to despise war.


Quote: War spares not the brave, but the cowardly. by author Anacreon overlaid on photo of black assault rifle surrounded by smokes
Photo Credit: Vladimir Palyanov

War spares not the brave, but the cowardly.


Quote: There never is a convenient place to fight a war when the other man starts it. by author Arleigh Burke overlaid on photo of brown wooden handle bar on brown wooden table
Photo Credit: Jonathan Kemper

There never is a convenient place to fight a war when the other man starts it.


Quote: The major deterrent to war is in a man's mind. by author Arleigh Burke overlaid on photo of people gathering on street during nighttime
Photo Credit: Hasan Almasi

The major deterrent to war is in a man's mind.


Quote: There is no good war. by author Bashar al-Assad overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of man in black jacket and hat
Photo Credit: Daniel Stuben.

There is no good war.


Quote: Peace is absurd: Fascism does not believe in it. by author Benito Mussolini overlaid on photo of sketch of horses
Photo Credit: British Library

Peace is absurd: Fascism does not believe in it.


Quote: Three cheers for war, noble and beautiful above all. by author Benito Mussolini overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of person holding glass
Photo Credit: GR Stocks

Three cheers for war, noble and beautiful above all.


Quote: War is grounded in the notion of triumph and defeat. It is zero-sum. by author Bruce Jackson overlaid on photo of green and black canon on green grass field under blue and white sunny cloudy sky
Photo Credit: Robert Linder

War is grounded in the notion of triumph and defeat. It is zero-sum.


Quote: Law is always better than war. by author Brian Eno overlaid on photo of rusty soldier helmet with holes on white surface
Photo Credit: David Clode

Law is always better than war.


Quote: My God is better than your God. by author Boy George overlaid on photo of black and silver knife on gray wooden table
Photo Credit: Anis Rahman

My God is better than your God.


Quote: Guerrilla wars, and even more so terrorist assaults, are conducted only by forces with insufficient strength to carry out a real war. by author Conrad Black overlaid on photo of six fighter jets
Photo Credit: UX Gun

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.


Quote: The alternative to peace is war, which will expose everyone to mass casualties, misery and a loss of perspective for many years to come. by author Boris Trajkovski overlaid on photo of six fighter jets
Photo Credit: UX Gun

The alternative to peace is war, which will expose everyone to mass casualties, misery and a loss of perspective for many years to come.


Quote: War its thousands slays, Peace its ten thousands. by author Beilby Porteus overlaid on photo of black rifle with scope on brown soil
Photo Credit: STNGR Industries

War its thousands slays, Peace its ten thousands.


Quote: After each war there is a little less democracy to save. by author Brooks Atkinson overlaid on photo of plane bombing ground
Photo Credit: Edgar Serrano

After each war there is a little less democracy to save.


Quote: A sane person doesn't think war is a good idea. by author Bruce Cockburn overlaid on photo of grayscale photography ofperson holding gun
Photo Credit: Max Kleinen

A sane person doesn't think war is a good idea.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: In every war, there's looting. by author Cate Blanchett overlaid on photo of soldier holding black rifle during daytime
Photo Credit: 1AmFcS

In every war, there's looting.


Quote: The final outcome of a war is often determined by the degree of initiative shown on each side. by author Chiang Kai-shek overlaid on photo of blue and white concrete wall
Photo Credit: Levi Meir Clancy

The final outcome of a war is often determined by the degree of initiative shown on each side.


Quote: War is not only a matter of equipment, artillery, group troops or air force; it is largely a matter of spirit, or morale. by author Chiang Kai-shek overlaid on photo of black handle knife on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Mirvuqar Abdulov

War is not only a matter of equipment, artillery, group troops or air force; it is largely a matter of spirit, or morale.


Quote: Blood is the god of war's rich livery. by author Christopher Marlowe overlaid on photo of man in green and brown camouflage uniform holding rifle
Photo Credit: Simon Infanger

Blood is the god of war's rich livery.


Quote: Accursed be he that first invented war. by author Christopher Marlowe overlaid on photo of person holding black samsung remote control
Photo Credit: Rutil Sharma

Accursed be he that first invented war.


Quote: The Russian people were just like us. They were victims of their own government. by author Ronald Reagan overlaid on photo of brown and gray pen on black background
Photo Credit: Jay Rembert

The Russian people were just like us. They were victims of their own government.




Quote: War hath no fury like a non-combatant. by author Charles Edward Montague overlaid on photo of man holding stick statue during daytime
Photo Credit: Christian Chomiak

War hath no fury like a non-combatant.


Quote: Europe cannot survive another world war. by author Christian Lous Lange overlaid on photo of five black and gray jets close-up photography
Photo Credit: Lawrence Hookham

Europe cannot survive another world war.


Quote: War is one of the scourges with which it has pleased God to afflict men. by author Cardinal Richelieu overlaid on photo of brown and gray pen on black background
Photo Credit: Jay Rembert

War is one of the scourges with which it has pleased God to afflict men.


Quote: If a war has to happen, a war has to happen. by author Dar Williams overlaid on photo of 3 men in black and white suit holding red smoke hose
Photo Credit: Diana van Ormondt

If a war has to happen, a war has to happen.


Quote: War is the ultimate reality-based horror show. by author David Hackworth overlaid on photo of black rifle with scope on brown soil
Photo Credit: STNGR Industries

War is the ultimate reality-based horror show.


Quote: The old saying that war is a racket has taken on an even more shameful meaning. by author David Hackworth overlaid on photo of person in black long sleeve shirt and black skirt holding white leather belt
Photo Credit: Krys Amon

The old saying that war is a racket has taken on an even more shameful meaning.


Quote: There is peace more destructive of the manhood of living man than war is destructive of his material body. by author Douglas William Jerrold overlaid on photo of soldier walking on wooden pathway surrounded with barbwire selective focus photography
Photo Credit: Stijn Swinnen

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.


Quote: Obviously, the greater the length of a war the higher is likely to be the number of casualties in it on either side. by author Douglas Haig overlaid on photo of black handle knife on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Mirvuqar Abdulov

Obviously, the greater the length of a war the higher is likely to be the number of casualties in it on either side.


Quote: In nuclear war all men are cremated equal. by author Dexter Gordon overlaid on photo of black and white abstract illustration
Photo Credit: Octavian Dan

In nuclear war all men are cremated equal.




Quote: 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. by author Ellen Key overlaid on photo of grayscale photography of soldier
Photo Credit: Specna Arms

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.


Quote: War makes strange giant creatures out of us little routine men who inhabit the earth. by author Ernie Pyle overlaid on photo of person in black long sleeve shirt and black skirt holding white leather belt
Photo Credit: Krys Amon

War makes strange giant creatures out of us little routine men who inhabit the earth.


Quote: It's a war zone. Terrible things happen. by author Eason Jordan overlaid on photo of man in green and brown camouflage uniform holding rifle
Photo Credit: Simon Infanger

It's a war zone. Terrible things happen.


Quote: An army that fought and won a war decisively finds it even more difficult to undergo change. by author Eric Shinseki overlaid on photo of silver and gold UNK on brown wooden surface
Photo Credit: Jay Rembert

An army that fought and won a war decisively finds it even more difficult to undergo change.


Quote: War is cruelty, and none can make it gentle. by author Gilbert Parker overlaid on photo of man holding rifle
Photo Credit: RECEP Ta°RYAKa°

War is cruelty, and none can make it gentle.


Quote: The concept of war crimes is an American invention. by author George Wald overlaid on photo of three grenades
Photo Credit: Sven Verweij

The concept of war crimes is an American invention.


Quote: So war is an extremely sad business, because the majority of people don't want to be in it. by author Gerald Scarfe overlaid on photo of soldier walking on wooden pathway surrounded with barbwire selective focus photography
Photo Credit: Stijn Swinnen

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.


Quote: War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory. by author Georges Clemenceau overlaid on photo of brown and black galleon ship on ocean water under gray sky
Photo Credit: Andreea Swank

War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory.


Quote: War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men. by author Georges Clemenceau overlaid on photo of soldiers in truck
Photo Credit: Diego González

War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men.


Quote: War taught me that not everything is glamorous. by author Giorgio Armani overlaid on photo of black rifle with scope on brown soil
Photo Credit: STNGR Industries

War taught me that not everything is glamorous.


Quote: Every move we make in fear of the next war in fact hastens it. by author Gregory Bateson overlaid on photo of brown wooden sticks on black surface
Photo Credit: Mykola Makhlai

Every move we make in fear of the next war in fact hastens it.


Only the winners decide what were war crimes.


Quote: Once you start a war, you have to win. by author G. Gordon Liddy overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of man in black jacket and hat
Photo Credit: Daniel Stuben.

Once you start a war, you have to win.


Quote: 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. by author Hanoi Hannah overlaid on photo of six fighter jets
Photo Credit: UX Gun

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.


Quote: War is not a thing one wants. by author Hans Frank overlaid on photo of battle tank on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Kevin Schmid

War is not a thing one wants.


Quote: War makes strange bedfellows. by author Helen Thomas overlaid on photo of silver-colored god tags hanging on hooks shallow focus photography
Photo Credit: Holly Mindrup

War makes strange bedfellows.


But when will our leaders learn -- war is not the answer.


Quote: Every country in every war fights for freedom. by author Henry Williamson overlaid on photo of people gathering on street during nighttime
Photo Credit: Hasan Almasi

Every country in every war fights for freedom.


Quote: Anything that reduces war-related destruction should not be considered altogether immoral. by author Herman Kahn overlaid on photo of man in black and brown camouflage uniform holding red smoke
Photo Credit: Jakob Owens

Anything that reduces war-related destruction should not be considered altogether immoral.


Quote: Nuclear war is such an emotional subject that many people see the weapons themselves as the common enemy of humanity. by author Herman Kahn overlaid on photo of black handle knife on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Mirvuqar Abdulov

Nuclear war is such an emotional subject that many people see the weapons themselves as the common enemy of humanity.


Quote: That most unfortunate war, which I deeply deplore. by author Hirohito overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of a round coin
Photo Credit: Jonathan Falcon

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.


Quote: Logistics is the ball and chain of armored warfare. by author Heinz Guderian overlaid on photo of white skull on red wall
Photo Credit: Rowan Heuvel

Logistics is the ball and chain of armored warfare.


Quote: The first and most imperative necessity in war is money, for money means everything else -- men, guns, ammunition. by author Ida Tarbell overlaid on photo of black and white aircraft
Photo Credit: paul jespers

The first and most imperative necessity in war is money, for money means everything else -- men, guns, ammunition.


Quote: 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? by author Jesse Ventura overlaid on photo of None
Photo Credit: Cassiano K. Wehr

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.


Quote: Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will. by author James Monroe overlaid on photo of green and black canon on green grass field under blue and white sunny cloudy sky
Photo Credit: Robert Linder

Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will.


Quote: War may make us great, but let it never be forgotten that peace only can make us both great and free. by author John C. Calhoun overlaid on photo of black handle knife on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Mirvuqar Abdulov

War may make us great, but let it never be forgotten that peace only can make us both great and free.




Quote: War is failure of diplomacy. by author John Dingell overlaid on photo of soldier holding black rifle during daytime
Photo Credit: 1AmFcS

War is failure of diplomacy.


Quote: Why do men fight who were born to be brothers? by author James Longstreet overlaid on photo of three grenades
Photo Credit: Sven Verweij

Why do men fight who were born to be brothers?


Quote: No war is over until the enemy says it's over. by author James Mattis overlaid on photo of person holding fencing sword
Photo Credit: alevision.co

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.


Quote: War is devastating, and it leaves its scars for generations. by author James Blunt overlaid on photo of low angle photography of brown and gray helicopter
Photo Credit: Curioso Photography

War is devastating, and it leaves its scars for generations.


Quote: The lies the government and media tell are amplifications of the lies we tell ourselves. To stop being conned, stop conning yourself. by author James Wolcott overlaid on photo of None
Photo Credit: Cassiano K. Wehr

The lies the government and media tell are amplifications of the lies we tell ourselves. To stop being conned, stop conning yourself.


Quote: There is nothing glamorous or romantic about war. It's mostly about random pointless death and misery. by author Jon Krakauer overlaid on photo of person in black long sleeve shirt and black skirt holding white leather belt
Photo Credit: Krys Amon

There is nothing glamorous or romantic about war. It's mostly about random pointless death and misery.


Quote: 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. by author James Dickey overlaid on photo of six fighter jets
Photo Credit: UX Gun

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.


Quote: War violates the natural order of things, in which children bury their parents; in war parents bury their children. by author Jeh Johnson overlaid on photo of man walking on brown grass field
Photo Credit: Specna Arms

War violates the natural order of things, in which children bury their parents; in war parents bury their children.


Quote: The history of our civilization has been one of intermittent war. by author John Boyd Orr overlaid on photo of green and black canon on green grass field under blue and white sunny cloudy sky
Photo Credit: Robert Linder

The history of our civilization has been one of intermittent war.


Quote: We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace. by author Jeane Kirkpatrick overlaid on photo of blue and white concrete wall
Photo Credit: Levi Meir Clancy

We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace.


Quote: The real peril of war lies not in military defeat. It lies in war itself, whether we win or lose. by author John T. Flynn overlaid on photo of man walking on brown grass field
Photo Credit: Specna Arms

The real peril of war lies not in military defeat. It lies in war itself, whether we win or lose.


Quote: Men love war because it allows them to look serious. Because it is the one thing that stops women laughing at them. by author John Fowles overlaid on photo of black and white aircraft
Photo Credit: paul jespers

Men love war because it allows them to look serious. Because it is the one thing that stops women laughing at them.


Quote: In any war, the first casualty is common sense, and the second is free and open discussion. by author James Reston overlaid on photo of soldier walking on wooden pathway surrounded with barbwire selective focus photography
Photo Credit: Stijn Swinnen

In any war, the first casualty is common sense, and the second is free and open discussion.


Quote: They're out there, this appalling idea that there are companies that profit -- not just profit but profit enormously -- through war. by author Jonathan Demme overlaid on photo of man and woman sitting on white bed reading book
Photo Credit: Anastasiia Rozumna

They're out there, this appalling idea that there are companies that profit -- not just profit but profit enormously -- through war.


Quote: I don't think any war is worth having our soldiers killed. by author Jessica Lynch overlaid on photo of person in black and white polka dot coat holding black rifle
Photo Credit: Dominik Sostmann

I don't think any war is worth having our soldiers killed.


Quote: I suspect that war will become obsolete only when something worse supercedes it. by author Joe Haldeman overlaid on photo of people sitting and standing on battle tank
Photo Credit: Suzy Brooks

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.


Quote: War is an option of difficulties. by author James Wolfe overlaid on photo of silver-colored god tags hanging on hooks shallow focus photography
Photo Credit: Holly Mindrup

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.


Quote: Rules are for children. This is war, and in war the only crime is to lose. by author Joe Abercrombie overlaid on photo of person in black long sleeve shirt and black skirt holding white leather belt
Photo Credit: Krys Amon

Rules are for children. This is war, and in war the only crime is to lose.


Quote: We all want a world without war, without conflict, without human suffering. by author Jeremy Gilley overlaid on photo of brown wooden handle bar on brown wooden table
Photo Credit: Jonathan Kemper

We all want a world without war, without conflict, without human suffering.


Quote: War is the science of destruction. by author John Abbott overlaid on photo of man in black and white zip up jacket
Photo Credit: Sammy Williams

War is the science of destruction.


Quote: The surest way to prevent war is not to fear it. by author John Randolph overlaid on photo of man with steel and chainmail armor holding sword
Photo Credit: Henry Hustava

The surest way to prevent war is not to fear it.


War is just one more big government program.


Quote: 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. by author Lester B. Pearson overlaid on photo of three boys running on field
Photo Credit: Jordan Whitt

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.


Quote: If we are to be destroyed we will do it ourselves by warfare with thermonuclear weaponry. by author Lewis Thomas overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of soldiers on battle tank
Photo Credit: Kevin Schmid

If we are to be destroyed we will do it ourselves by warfare with thermonuclear weaponry.


Quote: Government is waging war against the people. by author L. Neil Smith overlaid on photo of soldier illustration
Photo Credit: HIZIR KAYA

Government is waging war against the people.


Quote: War's dirty little secret is that some men love it. by author Kathryn Bigelow overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of a round coin
Photo Credit: Jonathan Falcon

War's dirty little secret is that some men love it.


Quote: No two wars are identical. by author Kate Adie overlaid on photo of man holding rifle
Photo Credit: Specna Arms

No two wars are identical.


Quote: War is society's dirty work, usually done by kids cleaning up failures perpetrated by adults. by author Karl Marlantes overlaid on photo of blue and white concrete wall
Photo Credit: Levi Meir Clancy

War is society's dirty work, usually done by kids cleaning up failures perpetrated by adults.


Quote: War is not the answer, because only love can conquer hate. by author Marvin Gaye overlaid on photo of man in brown and black camouflage uniform holding rifle
Photo Credit: Jakob Owens

War is not the answer, because only love can conquer hate.


Quote: War is terrible. There is nothing romantic about war. by author Martin McGuinness overlaid on photo of soldier holding sniper rifle standing
Photo Credit: Zhang H

War is terrible. There is nothing romantic about war.


Quote: The definition of a modern approach to war is the acknowledgement of individual lives lost. by author Maya Lin overlaid on photo of man in black and brown camouflage uniform holding red smoke
Photo Credit: Jakob Owens

The definition of a modern approach to war is the acknowledgement of individual lives lost.


Quote: All war aims for impunity. by author Michael Ignatieff overlaid on photo of person holding black samsung remote control
Photo Credit: Rutil Sharma

All war aims for impunity.




Quote: The murder of a man is still murder, even in wartime. by author Manfred von Richthofen overlaid on photo of black and gray jet in sky
Photo Credit: Rodrigo Rodriguez

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.


Quote: Killing is the payoff of war. by author Morley Safer overlaid on photo of silver and black revolver on black surface
Photo Credit: Tsvetoslav Hristov

Killing is the payoff of war.




Quote: The key lesson of the 1930s is that appeasement leads directly to war. by author Mark Kirk overlaid on photo of black and brown metal machine
Photo Credit: Stewart Munro

The key lesson of the 1930s is that appeasement leads directly to war.


Quote: You come home when the war is won. by author Michael T. Flynn overlaid on photo of gold and silver tube bottle
Photo Credit: Danilo Alvesd

You come home when the war is won.


The history of mankind is a history of war.




Quote: A world without war is not in the cards. by author Martin Van Creveld overlaid on photo of man holding rifle
Photo Credit: RECEP Ta°RYAKa°

A world without war is not in the cards.


Quote: Sending our youth to war is wrong. by author Michael Berryman overlaid on photo of five black and gray jets close-up photography
Photo Credit: Lawrence Hookham

Sending our youth to war is wrong.


Quote: The War will leave none of us as it found us. by author May Sinclair overlaid on photo of black and red statue of man holding flag
Photo Credit: Mark Tegethoff

The War will leave none of us as it found us.


Quote: We human beings do a lot of dumb things, and war is certainly the dumbest. by author Natalie Babbitt overlaid on photo of red and gold shotgun shells
Photo Credit: David Levêque

We human beings do a lot of dumb things, and war is certainly the dumbest.


Quote: War means fighting, and fighting means killing. by author Nathan Bedford Forrest overlaid on photo of person holding black handle knife
Photo Credit: Anis Rahman

War means fighting, and fighting means killing.


Quote: In war, whichever side may call itself the victor, there are no winners, but all are losers. by author Neville Chamberlain overlaid on photo of people sitting and standing on battle tank
Photo Credit: Suzy Brooks

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.


Quote: The survivors (of a nuclear war) would envy the dead. by author Nikita Khrushchev overlaid on photo of soldier wallpaper
Photo Credit: Aleksey Kashmar

The survivors (of a nuclear war) would envy the dead.


Quote: Yes, peace can and must be won, to save the world from the terrible destruction of World War III. by author Paul Robeson overlaid on photo of black and white aircraft
Photo Credit: paul jespers

Yes, peace can and must be won, to save the world from the terrible destruction of World War III.


Quote: 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. by author Pete Hamill overlaid on photo of black handle knife on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Mirvuqar Abdulov

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.


Quote: War is too strange to process alone. by author Phil Klay overlaid on photo of man holding rifle
Photo Credit: RECEP Ta°RYAKa°

War is too strange to process alone.


Quote: Treating war as farce is one way soldiers deal with it. by author Phil Klay overlaid on photo of low angle photography of brown and gray helicopter
Photo Credit: Curioso Photography

Treating war as farce is one way soldiers deal with it.


Quote: Oftentimes, discussion of war gets flattened to a discussion of trauma. by author Phil Klay overlaid on photo of people sitting and standing on battle tank
Photo Credit: Suzy Brooks

Oftentimes, discussion of war gets flattened to a discussion of trauma.


Quote: People have a very political way of looking at war, and that's understandable. by author Phil Klay overlaid on photo of person in black long sleeve shirt and black skirt holding white leather belt
Photo Credit: Krys Amon

People have a very political way of looking at war, and that's understandable.


Quote: We don't go to war on narrow, partisan votes. by author Phil Bredesen overlaid on photo of black and red statue of man holding flag
Photo Credit: Mark Tegethoff

We don't go to war on narrow, partisan votes.


Quote: Nothing will ensure war more certainly or entrench rivalries more seriously than for or against thinking! by author Patricia Sun overlaid on photo of man walking on brown grass field
Photo Credit: Specna Arms

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.


Quote: In order to prosecute war, you have to take some risk. by author Ryan Zinke overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of man in black jacket and pants holding rifle
Photo Credit: Eduard Delputte

In order to prosecute war, you have to take some risk.


Quote: Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. by author R. Buckminster Fuller overlaid on photo of three monoplanes  squadron in World War 2
Photo Credit: Museums Victoria

Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete.


War is the ultimate tool of politics.


Quote: Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology. by author Rebecca West overlaid on photo of black and white aircraft
Photo Credit: paul jespers

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


Quote: Even under the best of circumstances, the road back from war is difficult. by author Ron Wyden overlaid on photo of person in black long sleeve shirt and black skirt holding white leather belt
Photo Credit: Krys Amon

Even under the best of circumstances, the road back from war is difficult.


Quote: Preventing a war is tantamount to winning a war. by author Raul Castro overlaid on photo of photo of crashed plane
Photo Credit: Benjamin Behre

Preventing a war is tantamount to winning a war.


Quote: In a war, you must hate somebody or love somebody; you must have a position or you cannot stand what goes on. by author Robert Capa overlaid on photo of man walking on brown grass field
Photo Credit: Specna Arms

In a war, you must hate somebody or love somebody; you must have a position or you cannot stand what goes on.


Quote: I hope to stay unemployed as a war photographer till the end of my life. by author Robert Capa overlaid on photo of brown wooden handle bar on brown wooden table
Photo Credit: Jonathan Kemper

I hope to stay unemployed as a war photographer till the end of my life.


Quote: War is not cheap, but it's the human cost that's the highest. by author Ross Kemp overlaid on photo of green battle tank on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Gabriel Lenca

War is not cheap, but it's the human cost that's the highest.


Quote: You cannot be politically correct in a war. by author Rupert Everett overlaid on photo of soldier illustration
Photo Credit: HIZIR KAYA

You cannot be politically correct in a war.


Quote: To contemplate war is to think about the most horrible of human experiences. by author Robert Byrd overlaid on photo of black rifle leaning on white wall
Photo Credit: Josh Miller

To contemplate war is to think about the most horrible of human experiences.


Quote: Man's idea of God, and a God's collusion, is an essential part of the equation to wage war. by author Ralph Steadman overlaid on photo of silver and gold UNK on brown wooden surface
Photo Credit: Jay Rembert

Man's idea of God, and a God's collusion, is an essential part of the equation to wage war.


Quote: War may be an armed angel with a mission, but she has the personal habits of the slums. by author Rebecca Harding Davis overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of soldiers on battle tank
Photo Credit: Kevin Schmid

War may be an armed angel with a mission, but she has the personal habits of the slums.


Quote: There are no warlike people -- just warlike leaders. by author Ralph Bunche overlaid on photo of old war scene calvary
Photo Credit: British Library

There are no warlike people -- just warlike leaders.


Quote: The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions. by author Robert Wilson Lynd overlaid on photo of grayscale photography of soldier
Photo Credit: Specna Arms

The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.


Quote: We must permit the youth of the land who would bear arms to decide whether or not there should be war. by author Smedley Butler overlaid on photo of man walking on brown grass field
Photo Credit: Specna Arms

We must permit the youth of the land who would bear arms to decide whether or not there should be war.


Quote: We must take the profit out of war. by author Smedley Butler overlaid on photo of silver-colored god tags hanging on hooks shallow focus photography
Photo Credit: Holly Mindrup

We must take the profit out of war.


Quote: 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. by author Smedley Butler overlaid on photo of grayscale photography of soldier
Photo Credit: Specna Arms

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.




Quote: Sacrifice is going to war for your country. Sacrifice is a brave young man being blown up by a landmine in Afghanistan. by author Sebastian Coe overlaid on photo of man walking on brown grass field
Photo Credit: Specna Arms

Sacrifice is going to war for your country. Sacrifice is a brave young man being blown up by a landmine in Afghanistan.




Quote: War is not some sort of Nintendo video game. by author Scott Ritter overlaid on photo of three monoplanes  squadron in World War 2
Photo Credit: Museums Victoria

War is not some sort of Nintendo video game.


Quote: War, I have always said, forces men to change their standards, regardless of whether their country has won or lost. by author Salvatore Quasimodo overlaid on photo of black handle knife on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Mirvuqar Abdulov

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.


Quote: Surviving is the only glory in war. by author Samuel Fuller overlaid on photo of soldier holding black rifle during daytime
Photo Credit: 1AmFcS

Surviving is the only glory in war.


Quote: War would end if the dead could return. by author Stanley Baldwin overlaid on photo of five black and gray jets close-up photography
Photo Credit: Lawrence Hookham

War would end if the dead could return.


Quote: If there is a God, the phrase that must disgust him is -- holy war. by author Steve Allen overlaid on photo of black and brown metal machine
Photo Credit: Stewart Munro

If there is a God, the phrase that must disgust him is -- holy war.


Waging war is not a primary physical need.


Quote: War drags human beings from their tasks of building and improving, and pushes them en masse into the category of destroyers and killers. by author Scott Nearing overlaid on photo of None
Photo Credit: Cassiano K. Wehr

War drags human beings from their tasks of building and improving, and pushes them en masse into the category of destroyers and killers.


Quote: War is an attempt of one group to impose its will upon another group by armed violence. by author Scott Nearing overlaid on photo of silver and gold UNK on brown wooden surface
Photo Credit: Jay Rembert

War is an attempt of one group to impose its will upon another group by armed violence.


Quote: Traditional nationalism cannot survive the fissioning of the atom. One world or none. by author Stuart Chase overlaid on photo of brown wooden handle bar on brown wooden table
Photo Credit: Jonathan Kemper

Traditional nationalism cannot survive the fissioning of the atom. One world or none.


Quote: We must also recognize the new realities of modern warfare and the modern landscape of a battlefield. by author Susan Davis overlaid on photo of black and white aircraft
Photo Credit: paul jespers

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.


Quote: 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. by author Tim O'Brien overlaid on photo of black handle knife on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Mirvuqar Abdulov

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.


Quote: As a combat veteran, I know the cost of war. by author Tulsi Gabbard overlaid on photo of soldier illustration
Photo Credit: HIZIR KAYA

As a combat veteran, I know the cost of war.


Quote: No one hates war like a soldier hates war. by author Tommy Franks overlaid on photo of 3 men in black and white suit holding red smoke hose
Photo Credit: Diana van Ormondt

No one hates war like a soldier hates war.


Quote: I think the whole policy of pre-emptive war is a serious, serious mistake. by author Walter Cronkite overlaid on photo of blue and white concrete wall
Photo Credit: Levi Meir Clancy

I think the whole policy of pre-emptive war is a serious, serious mistake.


Quote: Each generation seems to invent its own reasons for war. by author Walter Dean Myers overlaid on photo of person in black and white polka dot coat holding black rifle
Photo Credit: Dominik Sostmann

Each generation seems to invent its own reasons for war.


Quote: Now begin
Famines of thought and feeling. by author Wilfred Owen overlaid on photo of soldier illustration
Photo Credit: HIZIR KAYA

Now begin
Famines of thought and feeling.


Quote: The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars. by author William Westmoreland overlaid on photo of black and gray jet in sky
Photo Credit: Rodrigo Rodriguez

The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.


War is fear cloaked in courage.


Quote: The war against terrorism is terrorism. by author Woody Harrelson overlaid on photo of man in green and brown camouflage uniform holding black rifle
Photo Credit: Levi Meir Clancy

The war against terrorism is terrorism.


Quote: Wars teach us not to love our enemies, but to hate our allies. by author W. L. George overlaid on photo of soldiers in truck
Photo Credit: Diego González

Wars teach us not to love our enemies, but to hate our allies.


Quote: There will be no veterans of World War III. by author Walter F. Mondale overlaid on photo of man holding stick statue during daytime
Photo Credit: Christian Chomiak

There will be no veterans of World War III.


Quote: 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. by author William Halsey overlaid on photo of soldier walking on wooden pathway surrounded with barbwire selective focus photography
Photo Credit: Stijn Swinnen

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.


Quote: Remember that politics, colonialism, imperialism and war also originate in the human brain. by author Vilayanur S. Ramachandran overlaid on photo of silver and gold UNK on brown wooden surface
Photo Credit: Jay Rembert

Remember that politics, colonialism, imperialism and war also originate in the human brain.


Quote: Whoever stands by a just cause cannot possibly be called a terrorist. by author Yasser Arafat overlaid on photo of soldiers in truck
Photo Credit: Diego González

Whoever stands by a just cause cannot possibly be called a terrorist.


Quote: While war is never anyones first choice, sometimes it is a necessary choice. by author Gresham Barrett overlaid on photo of brown wooden sticks on black surface
Photo Credit: Mykola Makhlai

While war is never anyones first choice, sometimes it is a necessary choice.


Quote: War -- the ordinary man's most convenient means of escaping from the ordinary. by author Philip Caputo overlaid on photo of brown wooden handle bar on brown wooden table
Photo Credit: Jonathan Kemper

War -- the ordinary man's most convenient means of escaping from the ordinary.


Quote: War is a fevered god who takes alike maiden and king and clod. by author Hilda Doolittle overlaid on photo of black and gold metal coin operated telescope
Photo Credit: Anton Polidovets

War is a fevered god who takes alike maiden and king and clod.


Quote: If the business community and political elite want to go to war they find it easy to mobilize domestic consent. by author Edward S. Herman overlaid on photo of black handle knife on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Mirvuqar Abdulov

If the business community and political elite want to go to war they find it easy to mobilize domestic consent.


Quote: War is the symptom, not the disease. by author L. M. Heroux overlaid on photo of man in black and white zip up jacket
Photo Credit: Sammy Williams

War is the symptom, not the disease.


Quote: War is horrible because it strangles youth. by author Philip Kearny overlaid on photo of person holding black handle knife
Photo Credit: Anis Rahman

War is horrible because it strangles youth.


Quote: Think of war as a game of Russian roulette. It is a game of chance with your life as the grand prize. by author Ramman Kenoun overlaid on photo of man walking on brown grass field
Photo Credit: Specna Arms

Think of war as a game of Russian roulette. It is a game of chance with your life as the grand prize.


Quote: I would never rob your cradles to feed the dogs of war. by author Huey Long overlaid on photo of black assault rifle on snow covered ground
Photo Credit: Bexar Arms

I would never rob your cradles to feed the dogs of war.


Quote: Neither our oceans nor our radar nor our fighters can keep us intact through another major war. by author Philip Morrison overlaid on photo of blue and white concrete wall
Photo Credit: Levi Meir Clancy

Neither our oceans nor our radar nor our fighters can keep us intact through another major war.


Quote: The wars we haven't had saved many lives. by author William Stafford overlaid on photo of rusty soldier helmet with holes on white surface
Photo Credit: David Clode

The wars we haven't had saved many lives.


Quote: Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive one; it is man and not materials that counts. by author Mao Tse Tung overlaid on photo of man walking on brown grass field
Photo Credit: Specna Arms

Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive one; it is man and not materials that counts.


Quote: America is facing some major threats. Cyber warfare, Islamic terror and Russia, does it sound terrible? It sounds like the end of the world. by author Kimberly Guilfoyle overlaid on photo of photo of author Kimberly Guilfoyle with quote

America is facing some major threats. Cyber warfare, Islamic terror and Russia, does it sound terrible? It sounds like the end of the world.


Quote: The Great War was nobody's fault -- or everybody's. by author Margaret MacMillan overlaid on photo of soldier wallpaper
Photo Credit: Aleksey Kashmar

The Great War was nobody's fault -- or everybody's.


Quote: Care: not carnage 
Love: not loathing
Peace: not pieces. by author Maddy Kobar overlaid on photo of gold and silver bullet on white surface
Photo Credit: Danilo Alvesd

Care: not carnage
Love: not loathing
Peace: not pieces.


Quote: 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. by author Darrell Drake overlaid on photo of brown textile in close up image
Photo Credit: engin akyurt

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.


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