War Quotes


God created war so that Americans would learn geography.

War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.

1984

George Orwell

1984

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.

Life    Passion    War

There was a clatter as the basilisk fangs cascaded out of Hermione's arms. Running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth. Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet.
"Is this the moment?" Harry asked weakly, and when nothing happened except that Ron and Hermione gripped each other still more firmly and swayed on the spot, he raised his voice. "OI! There's a war going on here!"
Ron and Hermione broke apart, their arms still around each other.
"I know, mate," said Ron, who looked as though he had recently been hit on the back of the head with a Bludger, "so it's now or never, isn't it?"
"Never mind that, what about the Horcrux?" Harry shouted. "D'you think you could just --- just hold it in, until we've got the diadem?"
"Yeah --- right --- sorry ---" said Ron, and he and Hermione set about gathering up fangs, both pink in the face.

Love    Romance    War

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

Double standards    Ethics    Governments    Humor    Irony    Killing    Law    Mankind    Morality    Murder    Nationalism    Nations    War

Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.

Age    Death    Fighting    Old age    War    Youth

Only the dead have seen the end of war.

Dead    Life lessons    War    Warriors

Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.

Deception    Life    War

There are perhaps many causes worth dying for, but to me, certainly, there are none worth killing for.

A small but noteworthy note. I've seen so many young men over the years who think they're running at other young men. They are not. They are running at me.

Death    War

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.

Diplomacy    Strategy    Victory    War

If you win, you need not have to explain...If you lose, you should not be there to explain!

Listen up - there's no war that will end all wars.

Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.

What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?

Democracy    Fascism    Liberty    Loss    Politics    Society    Totalitarianism    War

All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal.

There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.

Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.

Dad, how do soldiers killing each other solve the world's problems?

Army    Fighting    Peace    Soldiers    War

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.

Government    Guns    Military    Military budget    Politics    Poverty    War    Weapons

It is not seen as insane when a fighter, under an attack that will inevitable lead to his death, chooses to take his own life first. In fact, this act has been encouraged for centuries, and is accepted even now as an honorable reason to do the deed. How is it any different when you are under attack by your own mind?

Depression    Honor    Mental    Suicide    War

Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down.

Armed struggle    Arms    Pacifism    Peace    Revolution    Violence    War

Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.

Politics    Success    War

If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.

It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.

The world is full enough of hurts and mischances without wars to multiply them.

All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.

Deception    Strategy    Tactics    War    Warfare

When the rich wage war it's the poor who die.

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.

Choice    Freedom    Peace    War

Stood in firelight, sweltering. Bloodstain on chest like map of violent new continent. Felt cleansed. Felt dark planet turn under my feet and knew what cats know that makes them scream like babies in night.
Looked at sky through smoke heavy with human fat and God was not there. The cold, suffocating dark goes on forever and we are alone. Live our lives, lacking anything better to do. Devise reason later. Born from oblivion; bear children, hell-bound as ourselves, go into oblivion. There is nothing else.
Existence is random. Has no pattern save what we imagine after staring at it for too long. No meaning save what we choose to impose. This rudderless world is not shaped by vague metaphysical forces. It is not God who kills the children. Not fate that butchers them or destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It’s us. Only us. Streets stank of fire. The void breathed hard on my heart, turning its illusions to ice, shattering them. Was reborn then, free to scrawl own design on this morally blank world.
Was Rorschach.
Does that answer your Questions, Doctor?

They're in love. Fuck the war.

Love    War

Peace is more than the absence of war. Peace is accord. Harmony.

Accord    Harmony    Peace    War

How is it possible to have a civil war?

Euphemism    Funny    Humor    Terminology    War

I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. I see how peoples are set against one another, and in silence, unknowingly, foolishly, obediently, innocently slay one another.

All Quiet on the Western Front

Erich Maria Remarque

All Quiet on the Western Front
War    Ww1

Legion, cuneum formate!’ Reyna yelled. ‘Advance!’ Another cheer on Jason’s right as Percy and Annabeth reunited with the forces of Camp Half-Blood.

‘Greeks!’ Percy yelled. ‘Let’s, um, fight stuff!’ They yelled like banshees and charged.

Jason grinned. He loved the Greeks. They had no organization whatsoever, but they made up for it with enthusiasm.

Battle    Family    Home    Jason grace    Percy jackson    Reyna    War

Do you think it's possible for an entire nation to be insane?

Monstrous Regiment

Terry Pratchett

Monstrous Regiment
Humor    Insanity    Religion    War

If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected .

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.

If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it. Peace, Montag. Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of 'facts' they feel stuffed, but absolutely 'brilliant' with information. Then they'll feel they're thinking, they'll get a
sense
of motion without moving. And they'll be happy, because facts of that sort don't change.

Backwards    Brilliance    Change    Contests    Data    Facts    Forget    Government    Happiness    Ignorance    Information    Motion    Peace    Philosophy    Politics    Popular    Questioning    Taxation    Thinking    War    Worry

You do not follow me because I am the strongest. Pax is. You do not follow me because I am the brightest. Mustang is. You follow me because you do not know where you are going. I do.

Red Rising

Pierce Brown

Red Rising

It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.

Peace    Peacemaking    Politics    War

They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.

How can you have a war on terrorism when war itself is terrorism?

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived.

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace
You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Aspirations    Dreams    Idealism    Nationalism    Peace    Religion    Song lyrics    Unity    War

In times of war, the law falls silent.
Silent enim leges inter arma

Freedom    Human rights    Law    War

and when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.

Beauty    Butterfly    Childhood    Human    Human nature    India    Life    Love    Peace    Ruskin bond    War

To know your Enemy, you must become your Enemy.

Enemy    Sun tzu    War

A true war story is never moral. It does not instruct, nor encourage virtue, nor suggest models of proper human behavior, nor restrain men from doing the things men have always done. If a story seems moral, do not believe it. If at the end of a war story you feel uplifted, or if you feel that some small bit of rectitude has been salvaged from the larger waste, then you have been made the victim of a very old and terrible lie. There is no rectitude whatsoever. There is no virtue. As a first rule of thumb, therefore, you can tell a true war story by its absolute and uncompromising allegiance to obscenity and evil.

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