Quotes: War

(a time when there is less pax and more tax)

A period of hostile relations between countries, states, or factions that leads to fighting between armed forces; especially, in land, air, or sea battles.


Wars are never caused by the little men, just fought by them.

The biggest farce of man’s history has been the argument that wars are fought to save civilization.

War is a condition in which youngsters get caught in the draft and oldsters get caught in the graft.

War kills the wrong people.

The terrible thing about war is that it usually kills the wrong people.

Will we ever see the last of war, or will war see the last of us?

The greatest paradox, oxymoron, of them all is to speak of “civilized warfare.”

A great war leaves a country with four armies: an army of thieves, an army of cripples, an army of widows, and an army of orphans.

In armed conflict, it is not a question of what is right; it is a question of what is left.
—Joe Rawson

War does not determine who is right—only who is left.

War may not pay, but it must be paid for.

What difference does it make to the dead . . . whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?
—Mohandas Gandhi

Do not needlessly endanger your lives until I give you the signal.
—General Dwight D. Eisenhower

War is too important to be left to the generals.
—Georges Clemenceau

Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
—Ernest Hemingway

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.
—Jose Narvosky

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

There was never a good war or a bad peace.
—Benjamine Franklin

The biggest farce of man's history has been the argument that wars are fought to save civilization.
—E.C. McKenzie

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