War as Napoleon knew it is just not possible any more. However, we're
very unlikely to accept or recognize world peace even when we get it.
War brutalizes everyone involved until there is no more innocence on
War does not determine who is right- only who is left.
War doesn't mature men; it merely pickles them in the brine of disgust
War has... become a luxury which only the small nations can afford.
War hath no fury like a non-combatant.
War involves in its progress such a train of unforeseen and unsupposed
circumstances... that no human wisdom can calculate the end.
War is a biological necessity.
-Friedrich A.J. von Bernhardi
War is a great asshole magnet.
War is a lottery in which nations ought to risk nothing but small
War is a serious game in which a man risks his reputation, his troops,
and his country. A sensible man will search himself to know whether or
not he is fitted for the trade.
War is always cause for remorse, never for exhilaration.
-William Sloane Coffin, Jr.
War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and
multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
War is an invention of the human mind. The human mind can invent peace
War is capitalism with the gloves off and many who go to war know it but
they go to war because they don't want to be a hero. It takes courage to
sit down and be counted.
War is destructive. The idea that you can do something constructive with
war is becoming this facile, dangerous, intellectually lax political
interpretation of military counter-insurgency theory.
War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil.
War is evil, but sometimes man has to play with the devil to get rid of
War is God's way of teaching Americans geography.
War is just one more big government program.
War is like a fire. One man may start it, but it will spread all over.
It is not about one thing in particular.
War is like love, it always finds a way.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military.
War is no longer made by simply analysed economic forces if it ever was.
War is made or planned now by individual men, demagogues and dictators
who play on the patriotism of their people to mislead them into a belief
in the great fallacy of war when all their vaunted reforms have failed
to satisfy the people they misrule.
War is not nice.
War is not the answer. Victory is.
War is nothing more than the continuation of politics by other means.
-Karl von Clausewitz
War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
War is simple, direct, and ruthless. It takes a simple, direct, and
ruthless man to wage it.
-George S. Patton, Jr.
War is the science of destruction.
War is the supreme drama of a completely mechanized society.
War is the trade of Kings.
War is the unfolding of miscalculation.
War is to be ranked among the most dreadful calamities which fall on a
guilty world; and, what deserves consideration, it tends to multiply and
perpetuate itself without end.
-William Ellery Channing
War makes thieves, and peace hangs them.
War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it
is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn to live together in
peace by killing each other's children.
War seldom enters but where wealth allures.
War should never be entered upon until every agency of peace has failed.
War will exist as long as there's a food chain.
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
War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with
larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.
War would end if the dead could return.
War's a profanity because, let's face it, you've got two opposing sides
trying to settle their differences by killing as many of each other as
-H. Norman Schwartzkopf, Jr.
War, famine, poverty and oppression of the workers will continue while
woman makes life cheap. They will cease only when she limits her
reproductivity and human life is no longer a thing to be wasted.
War, in its fairest form, implies a perpetual violation of humanity and
War- after all, what is it that the people get? Why- widows, taxes,
wooden legs and debt.
-Samuel B. Pettengill
War: first, one hopes to win; then one expects the enemy to lose; then,
one is satisfied that the enemy too is suffering; in the end, one is
surprised that everyone has lost.
Wars are Spinach. Life in general is the tough part. In war all you have
to do is not worry and know how to read a map and co-ordinates.