A country cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
A lot of wonderful people love their country and hate the military.
A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
All men are brothers, like the seas throughout the world; So why do winds and waves clash so fiercely everywhere?
All they that take the sword, shall perish with the sword.
All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
All warfare is based on deception.
The Art of War
An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind.
An unjust peace is better than a just war.
Are bombs the only way of setting fire to the spirit of a people? Is the human will as inert as the past two world-wide wars would indicate?
As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure.
As soon as war is looked upon as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.
Britain and France had to choose between war and dishonor. They chose dishonor. They will have war.
Come you masters of war
You that build all the guns
You that build the death planes
You that build the big bombs
You that hide behind walls
You that hide behind desks
I just want you to know I can see through your masks.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Either war is obsolete or men are.
R. Buckminster Fuller
England has been offered a choice between war and shame. She has chosen shame and will get war.
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 not clothed.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best.
History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.
History teaches us that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.
I ain't got no quarrel with the Vietcong.
Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay)
I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.
I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
I love the smell of Napalm in the morning.
Apocalypse Now, movie
I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
In Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace, what did they produce? The cuckoo clock.
In war there is no prize for the runner-up.
General Omar Bradley
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity.
It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.
General Douglas MacArthur
It is only the dead who have seen the end of war.
It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.
Robert E. Lee
Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object.
"Let someone else get killed!"
"Suppose everyone on our side felt that way?"
"Well then I'd certainly be a damned fool to feel any other way, wouldn't I?"
"Englishmen are dying for England, American's are dying for America, Germans are dying for Germany, Russians are dying for Russia. There are now fifty or sixty countries fighting in this war. Surely so many countries can all be worth dying for?"
"Anything worth living for," said Nately, "is worth dying for."
"And anything worth dying for," answered the old man, "is certainly worth living for."
Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour.'
Man is the only animal that deals in that atrocity of atrocities, War. He is the only one that gathers his brethren about him and goes forth in cold blood and calm pulse to exterminate his kind. He is the only animal that for sordid wages will march out and help to slaughter strangers of his own species who have done him no harm and with whom he has no quarrel . . . And in the intervals between campaigns he washes the blood off his hands and works for "the universal brotherhood of man" – with his mouth.
Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.
John F. Kennedy
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime. Ask the infantry and ask the dead.
No one ever goes into battle thinking God is on the other side.
Of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally, the common people don't want war: neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship . . . Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. (at the Nuremberg Trials, shortly before being sentenced to death)
Older men declare war. But it's the youth who must fight and die!
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, Or close the wall up with our English dead! In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility; But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger: Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood.
Only the dead have seen the end of war.
Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed.
Put your trust in God; but be sure to keep your powder dry.
Sixteen hours ago an American airplane dropped one bomb on Hiroshima . . . The force from which the sun draws its power has been loosed against those who brought war to the Far East. (First announcement of the atomic bomb, August 6, 1945)
Harry S Truman
The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving.
Ulysses S Grant
The battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton.
Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.
The Lord is a man of war.
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
George S. Patton, Jr.
The only winner in the War of 1812 was Tchaikovsky.
The purple testament of bleeding war.
The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.
The War That Will End War.
H. G. Wells
The whole art of war consists of guessing at what is on the other side of the hill.
Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.
Their sword will become our plow, and from the tears of war the daily bread of future generations will grow.
There never was a good war or a bad peace.
They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.
To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.
Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They were wrong.
Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.
War does not determine who is right – only who is left.
War is a bloody, killing business. You've got to spill their blood, or they will spill yours. Rip them up the belly. Shoot them in the guts.
George S. Patton, Jr.
War is hell.
William Tecumseh Sherman
"War is Peace" "Freedom is Slavery" "Ignorance is Strength."
War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men.
War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.
War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.
John F. Kennedy
We have the finest food, the finest equipment, the best spirit, and the best men in the world. Why, by God, I actually pity those poor sons-of-bitches we're going up against. By God, I do.
George S. Patton, Jr.
We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die together or we are going to learn to live together and if we are to live together we have to talk.
We live in a time where fictitious election results give us a fictitious president. We are now fighting a war for fictitious reasons. Whether it's the fiction of duct tape or the fictitious 'Orange Alerts,' we are against this war, Mr. Bush. Shame on you, Mr. Bush, shame on you. And, whenever you've got the Pope and the Dixie Chicks against you, your time is up.
We make war that we may live in peace.
We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France. We shall fight on the seas and oceans. We shall fight, with growing confidence and strength in the air. 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.
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?
When engaged in combat, the vanquishing of thine enemy can be the warrior's only concern…
This is the first and cardinal rule of combat…
Suppress all human emotion and compassion…
Kill whoever stands in thy way, even if that be Lord God, or Buddha himself…
This truth lies at the heart of the art of combat. Once it is mastered… Thou shall fear no one… Though the devil himself may bar thy way…
Kill Bill, Vol. 1, movie
When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war. War settles nothing.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
When the enemy advances, withdraw; when he stops, harass; when he tires, strike; when he retreats, pursue.
When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.
When war is declared, Truth is the first casualty.
When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite.
You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
You can't say that civilization don't advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way.