War Quotes

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
Cursed be he above all others Who's enslaved by love of money. Money takes the place of brothers, Money takes the place of parents, Money brings us war and slaughter.
– Anacreon
If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?
– Joan Baez