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War Quotes

The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.

The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.

The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.

The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.

The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.

There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.

There was never a good war, or a bad peace.

There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.

To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.

War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.

War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory.

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.

War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.

War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.

War is the unfolding of miscalculations.

War makes thieves and peace hangs them.

War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.

War would end if the dead could return.

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.