War Quotes

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
So long as war is the main business of nations, temporary despotism - despotism during the campaign - is indispensable.
– Walter Bagehot
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
War would end if the dead could return.
– Stanley Baldwin
One may know how to gain a victory, and know not how to use it.
– Pedro Calderon de la Barca
My hope is that gays will be running the world, because then there would be no war. Just a greater emphasis on military apparel.
– Roseanne Barr
I have been a gigantic Rolling Stones fan since approximately the Spanish-American War.
– Dave Barry
All oppression creates a state of war.
– Simone de Beauvoir
There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever... money, for instance, or war.
– Saul Bellow
All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
– Tony Benn
I am one who believes that we are, in fact, engaged in a worldwide war against terrorism. We must have the serenity to accept the fact that war is not going to go away if we ignore it.
– Robert Bennett
War is God's way of teaching Americans geography.
– Ambrose Bierce
What this country needs what every country needs occasionally is a good hard bloody war to revive the vice of patriotism on which its existence as a nation depends.
– Ambrose Bierce
Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.
– Otto von Bismarck
People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.
– Otto von Bismarck
Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that we may live our entire lives without going to war or sending our children to war.
– Tony Blair
War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil.
– Eric Blair
A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
– Napoleon Bonaparte
War is the business of barbarians.
– Napoleon Bonaparte