War Quotes To Encourage World Peace

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I am not so much of a historian, socialist, politician, or war expert so I do not know if war is important for peace, or war is important for anything for that matter or is it just as useless as anger itself. But the one thing we all know and can see that it is saddening and destructive and it leaves behind wounds on people, infrastructure, and nature that take years to heal and still and still some scars remain. So today we have brought some War Quotes and Sayings that will only give us anti-war feels.

At the end of a war, it is not necessary that the one who was right will win, or the one that has won was right, so how is war giving us any correct or viable solutions? It is just destroying the less powerful, so at least we know that wars are not for solutions but for power, materialistic power, army, artillery, and everything.

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So take a look at these war quotes and let this sink in war is never a good or only solution. And here are the best War Quotes and Sayings from great people that will help you understand war closely:

War Quotes

1. “Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought!” – Helen Keller

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War Quotes

2. “The surest way to prevent war is not to fear it.” – John Randolph

3. “War’s not black and white; it’s gray. If you don’t fight in the gray area, you’re going to lose.” – Marcus Luttrell

4. “But when will our leaders learn – war is not the answer.”  – Helen Thomas

5. “I can not believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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6. “I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

7. “I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.” – Ulysses S. Grant

8. “I don’t oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war.” – Barack Obama

War Quotes by Barack Obama
War Quotes by Barack Obama

9. “If they are going to have war, they ought to take the old men and leave the young to propagate the race.” – Jeannette Rankin

10. “In war, you win or lose, live or die – and the difference is just an eyelash.” – Douglas MacArthur

11. “One of the main effects of war, after all, is that people are discouraged from being characters.” – Kurt Vonnegut

12. “War is a severe doctor, but it sometimes heals grievances.” – Edward Counsel

13. “One certain effect of war is to diminish freedom of expression.” – Howard Zinn

14. “War is regarded as nothing but the continuation of state policy with other means.” – Carl Von Clausewitz

15. “Listen up – there’s no war that will end all wars.” – Haruki Murakami

16. “Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the gun down.” – Malcolm X

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17. “The military don’t start wars. Politicians start wars.” – William Westmoreland

18. “War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.” – William Tecumseh Sherman

19. “Wars are not paid for in wartime, the bill comes later.” – Benjamin Franklin

20. “The most successful war seldom pays for its losses.” – Thomas Jefferson

21. “War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.” – John F. Kennedy

22. “There are patriots who opposed the war in Iraq and there are patriots who supported the war in Iraq. We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America.” – Barack Obama

23. “The only excuse for war is that we may live in peace unharmed.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

24. “War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.” – Thomas Mann

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25. “What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party.” – Henry David Thoreau

26. “Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war.” – Ernest Hemingway

27. “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.” – John Stuart Mill

28. “It is not only the living who are killed in war.” – Issac Asimov

29. “The first and most imperative necessity in war is money, for money means everything else – men, guns, ammunition.” – Ida Tarbell

30. “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” – Sun Tzu

31. “War: a massacre of people who don’t know each other for the profit of people who know each other but don’t massacre each other.” – Paul Valery

32. “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” – G.K. Chesterton

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33. “War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory.” – Albert Pike

34. “We are all tourists in history, and irony is what we win in wars.” – Anatole Broyard

35. “War does not determine who is right – only who is left.” – Bertrand Russell

36. “To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.” – George Washington

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37. “War is a defeat for humanity.” – Pope John Paul II

38. “In war there is no prize for runner-up.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

39. “The tragedy of war is that it uses man’s best to do man’s worst.” – Harry Emerson Fosdick

War Quotes on Society

40. “A war is a horrible thing, but it’s also a unifier of countries.” – Clint Eastwood

War Quotes on Society

41. “War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.” – Martin Luther

42. “We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the positive affirmation of peace.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

43. “I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.” – George McGovern

44. “The State thrives on war – unless, of course, it is defeated and crushed – expands on it, glories in it.” – Murray Rothbard

45. “The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.” – Otto von Bismarck

War Quotes on Society
War Quotes on Society

46. “Our modern states are preparing for war without even knowing the future enemy.” – Alfred Adler

47. “There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.” – Havelock Ellis

48. “It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.” – Albert Einstein

49. “Man becomes his most creative during war.” – Clint Eastwood

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50. “In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.” – Herodotus

51. “If it’s natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?” – Joan Baez

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52. “In war, the strong make slaves of the weak, and in peace, the rich make slaves of the poor.” – Oscar Wilde

53. “Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

World War Quotes
World War Quotes

54. “War is always an adventure to those who’ve never seen it.” – Anthony Ryan

55. “The world is full enough of hurts and mischances without wars to multiply them.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

56. “It is easier to start a war than to end it.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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57. “It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.” – Robert E. Lee

58. “Politics is war without blood, while war is politics with blood.” – Mao Tse-tung

Short War Quotes

59. “If we don’t end war, war will end us.” – H. G. Wells

60. “Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.” – Herbert Hoover

Short War Quotes
Short War Quotes

61. “Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.” – Sun Tzu

62. “There never was a good war or a bad peace.” – Benjamin Franklin

63. “War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil.” – George Orwell

64. “War is what happens when language fails.” – Margaret Atwood

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65. “Only the dead have seen the end of war.”― Plato

66. “A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood.” – George S. Patton

67. “Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.” – John Adams

68. “The first casualty when war comes is truth.” – Hiram Johnson

69. “War is never a solution; it is an aggravation.” – Benjamin Disraeli

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70. “When the rich wage war, it’s the poor who die.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

71. “War does not determine who is right – only who is left.” – Bertrand Russell

72. “We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

73. “The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.” – Norman Schwarzkopf

When nations are at war over an issue, it does not only harm the countries involved but it adversely affects the whole world and we have seen the proof of this over and over again. So let us all pray and hope that our world shall not see another war, any war against humanity.

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