War Quotes

War is a racket. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.
– Smedley Butler
War is just a racket... I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else.
– Smedley Butler
In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes.
– Julius Caesar
You know, the period of World War I and the Roaring Twenties were really just about the same as today. You worked, and you made a living if you could, and you tired to make the best of things. For an actor or a dancer, it was no different then than today. It was a struggle.
– James Cagney
The myth of unlimited production brings war in its train as inevitably as clouds announce a storm.
– Albert Camus
We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives... inside ourselves.
– Albert Camus
War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle.
– Thomas Carlyle
I think the record speaks for itself. These are two individuals who have been for the war when the headlines were good and against it when their poll ratings were bad.
– Dick Cheney
A man who says that no patriot should attack the war until it is over... is saying no good son should warn his mother of a cliff until she has fallen.
– G. K. Chesterton
Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.
– G. K. Chesterton
The only defensible war is a war of defense.
– G. K. Chesterton
We can, for example, be fairly confident that either there will be a world without war or there won't be a world - at least, a world inhabited by creatures other than bacteria and beetles, with some scattering of others.
– Noam Chomsky
One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.
– Agatha Christie
A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.
– Sir Winston Churchill
I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting.
– Sir Winston Churchill
In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
– Sir Winston Churchill
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.
– Sir Winston Churchill
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.
– Sir Winston Churchill
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
– Sir Winston Churchill