I'm a pacifist. I don't believe in 'good' wars.
The bravest warriors know when to retreat.
War is a terrible, bloody thing.
Men may fight the battle, but women wage the war.
While the nature of warfare is changing and wars are moving into cities, they are also becoming longer and their consequences more impactful.
We are not required to defeat evil, but only to stand against it. That is enough -- the outcome remains with God.
When the rich wage war, it is the poor who die.
Wars are not favourable to delicate pleasures.
The art of land warfare is an art of genius, of inspiration. On the sea nothing is genius or inspiration; everything is positive or empiric.
Civil war.... What did the words mean? Was there any such thing as foreign war? Was not all warfare between men warfare between brothers?
There is no such thing as an atrocity in warfare that is greater than the atrocity of warfare itself.
The cause of war is preparation for war.
To call war the soil of courage and virtue is like calling debauchery the soil of love.
There's nothing good in war. Except its ending.
There is no such thing as a good war or a bad peace.
Artillery is the god of war.
The sinews of war are not gold, but good soldiers.
The sinews of war are not gold, but good soldiers; for gold alone will not procure good soldiers, but good soldiers will always procure gold.
There's no war that will end all wars.
I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war.
The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
People don't start wars, governments do.
The best things in history are accomplished by people who get tired of being shoved around.
Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors of bullets, and that when ballots have fairly and constitutionally decided there can be no successful appeal back to bullets.
Make time for planning: Wars are won in the general's tent.
Violence and war lead only to death.
Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is peacemaking. Peace and not war is the father of all things.
I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind.
So long as there are men, there will be wars.
Let war yield to peace, laurels to paeans.
It is no coincidence that the century of total war coincided with the century of central banking.
God is on the side of the big battalions.
There is no working middle course in wartime.
In wartime, people willing to sacrifice liberty for security.
Historically, the most terrible things -- war, genocide, and slavery -- have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience.
We shall never surrender.
We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air. 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.
Men make war to get attention. All killing is an expression of self-hate.
Fighting for peace, is like f***ing for chastity.
No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.
If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.
Listen up -- there's no war that will end all wars.
War is the business of barbarians.
Wars are not paid for in wartime. The bill comes later.
War is the only game in which both sides lose.
Wars begin when you will, but they do not end when you please.
War is hell.
War is hell and all that, but it has a good deal to recommend it. It wipes out all the small nuisances of peace-time.
In war, practice dissimulation and you will succeed.
So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong, and strike at what is weak.
So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong and to strike at what is weak. Water shapes its course according to the nature of the ground over which it flows; the soldier works out his victory in relation to the foe whom he is facing.
Therefore, just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant conditions.
In war, important events result from trivial causes.
God created war so that Americans would learn geography.
War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.
One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.
No weapon has ever settled a moral problem. It can impose a solution but it cannot guarantee it to be a just one.
War is over if you want it.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
Not without hope we suffer and we mourn.
If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war, and not popularity seeking.
Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster.
Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.
If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail.
If men make war in slavish observance of rules, they will fail. No rules will apply to conditions of war as different as those which exist in Europe and America...War is progressive, because all the instruments and elements of war are progressive.
War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.
There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited.
A self-respecting nation is ready for anything, including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war.
Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.
War is never economically beneficial except for those in position to profit from war expenditures.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.
As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.
Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked, and we who fail to prevent them, must share the guilt for the dead.
War: a massacre of people who don't know each other for the profit of people who know each other but don't massacre each other.
It's a near miracle that nuclear war has so far been avoided.
War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.
War is just an effect, not a cause.
Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.
The only excuse for war is that we may live in peace unharmed.
The sinews of war are infinite money.
War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.
Morality is contraband in war.
War can really cause no economic boom, at least not directly, since an increase in wealth never does result from destruction of goods.
Economically considered, war and revolution are always bad business.
A lasting order cannot be established by bayonets.
To defeat the aggressors is not enough to make peace durable. The main thing is to discard the ideology that generates war.
If men do not now succeed in abolishing war, civilization and mankind are doomed.
War... is harmful, not only to the conquered but to the conqueror.
The philosophy of protectionism is a philosophy of war.
The philosophy of protectionism is a philosophy of war. The wars of our age are not at variance with popular economic doctrines; they are, on the contrary, the inescapable result of a consistent application of these doctrines.
Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it, as we are for war.
In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes.
We prefer world law in the age of self-determination to world war in the age of mass extermination.
It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
We cannot be both the world's leading champion of peace and the world's leading supplier of the weapons of war.
The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.
When people don't understand that the government doesn't have their interests in mind, they're more susceptible to go to war.
There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.
What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party.
War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.
If we don't end war, war will end us.
The only defensible war is a war of defense.