War Quotes


Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
– Benjamin Franklin

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
– Sun Tzu
The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
– Edward Abbey
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
– John Adams
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
– John Adams
Making peace, I have found, is much harder than making war.
– Gerry Adams
Our modern states are preparing for war without even knowing the future enemy.
– Alfred Adler
To all those who walk the path of human cooperation war must appear loathsome and inhuman.
– Alfred Adler
War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man.
– Alfred Adler
War is organized murder and torture against our brothers.
– Alfred Adler
I was a little girl in World War II and I'm used to being freed by Americans.
– Madeleine Albright
I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.
– Woody Allen
How is it they live in such harmony the billions of stars - when most men can barely go a minute without declaring war in their minds about someone they know.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign. Secondly, a just cause. Thirdly, a rightful intention.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
Peace for us means the destruction of Israel. We are preparing for an all-out war, a war which will last for generations.
– Yasser Arafat
War has become a luxury that only small nations can afford.
– Hannah Arendt
We make war that we may live in peace.
– Aristotle
John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.
– Isaac Asimov
Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
– Red Auerbach
We never had planned to hijack a ship. We never thought of any war plans outside the Palestinian lands. We wished that the program had not failed and then the warriors could have achieved their goals.
– Abu Abbas