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War Quote of the Day

Welcome to these War Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

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When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
- Winston Churchill

 

We will not learn how to live together in peace
by killing each other's children.
- Jimmy Carter

Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.


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The problems of victory are more agreeable
than those of defeat,
but they are no less difficult.
- Winston Churchill

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We have no enemies,
we have only friendships that we haven't yet developed
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed,
for if you merely offend them, they take vengeance,
but if you injure them greatly, they are unable to retaliate,
so that the injury done to a man
ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

You can discover what your enemy fears most
by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
- Michael Moncur

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war
is nothing but an act of murder.
- Albert Einstein

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery
as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are,
the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years.
To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
- Winston Churchill

In war as in life, it is often necessary
when some cherished scheme has failed,
to take up the best alternative open,
and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
- Winston Churchill

The expert in battle seeks his victory
from strategic advantage
and does not demand it from his men.
- Sun Tzu

When you have to kill a man,
it costs nothing to be polite.
- Winston Churchill

If we are to teach real peace in this world,
and if we are to carry on a real war against war,
we shall have to begin with the children.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A bad peace is better than a good war.
- Yiddish Proverb

When people speak to you about a preventive war,
you tell them to go fight it.
After my experience, I have come to hate war.
War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We prefer world law in the age of self-determination
to world war in the age of mass extermination.
- John F. Kennedy

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does.
Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
- James A. Baldwin

It is not enough to say we must not wage war.
It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Don't be against anything -
e.g. don't be against war, be FOR peace
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There was never a good war or a bad peace.
- Benjamin Franklin

When you are winning a war
almost everything that happens
can be claimed to be right and wise.
- Winston Churchill

When the war of the giants is over,
the wars of the pygmies will begin.
- Winston Churchill

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends.
- Robert E. Lee

To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.
- Winston Churchill

We may never be strong enough to be entirely
nonviolent in thought, word and deed.
But we must keep nonviolence as our goal
and make strong progress towards it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What is human warfare but just this;
an effort to make the laws of God and
nature take sides with one party.
- Henry David Thoreau

The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

We have not yet begun to fight.
- John Paul Jones

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation
of differences before resorting to combat.
- Jimmy Carter

I do not believe in using women in combat,
because females are too fierce.
- Margaret Mead

All warfare is based on deception.
- Sun Tzu

When all you know is bombs,
everything looks like a target.
Give peace and diplomacy a chance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends,
and mar the purest joys and happiness
God has granted us in this world,
to fill our hearts with hatred
instead of love for our neighbors,
and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world!
- Robert E. Lee

What counts is not necessarily
the size of the dog in the fight -
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower quoting Mark Twain

We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
- Winston Churchill

If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying
as to make the thought of global war
include almost a sentence for suicide,
you would think that man's intelligence and his comprehension...
would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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.
- Winston Churchill

When you put on a uniform,
there are certain inhibitions that you accept.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting
and stimulating people of an ancient culture,
and kill them.
- the movie Full Metal Jacket

I can make more generals, but horses cost money.
- Abraham Lincoln

The power of an air force is terrific
when there is nothing to oppose it.
- Winston Churchill

Never in the field of human conflict
was so much owed by so many to so few.
- Winston Churchill

Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver.
The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver,
the less he demands in slaughter.
- Winston Churchill

The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything
save our modes of thinking
and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.
- Albert Einstein

The great defense against the air menace
is to attack the enemy's aircraft
as near as possible to their point of departure.
- Winston Churchill

The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant
leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Another day, another dollar, another war, another tower
Went up where the homeless had their home.
- Jewel

Mankind must put an end to war
before war puts an end to mankind.
- John F. Kennedy

There is always inequality in life.
Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded
and some men never leave the country.
Life is unfair.
- John F. Kennedy

It is not our place to know the mind of God.
Spirit knows what is best in the long run -
best for each of us individually,
and best for humanity as a whole.
This is often very difficult to accept
when we see war and disease in the world
and experience physical and emotional suffering
in ourselves, our family, and our friends.
I consider this belief in God's infinite power
and ultimate wisdom to be the true test of faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is so much that must be done
in a civilized barbarism like war.
- Amelia Earhart

War is a game that is played with a smile.
If you can't smile, grin.
If you can't grin, keep out of the way till you can.
- Winston Churchill

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 are not clothed.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory.
It can no longer serve to settle disputes...
can no longer be of concern to great powers alone.
- John F. Kennedy

If we were meant to be happy,
why did God create war, hunger, and the 11 o'clock news?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Morality is contraband in war.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Do not speak to me of rules.
This is war! This is not a game of cricket!
- from the movie The Bridge On The River Kwai

I can not believe that war
is the best solution.
No one won the last war,
and no one will win the next war.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace
and those who could make a good peace
would never have won the war.
- Winston Churchill

Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

We cannot be both the world's leading champion of peace and
the world's leading supplier of the weapons of war.
- Jimmy Carter

Communism has never come to power in a country
that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.
- John F. Kennedy

You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
- Albert Einstein


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