War Quotes

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I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell.

- William Tecumseh Sherman

An army marches on its stomach.

- Napoleon Bonaparte

War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.

- Jimmy Carter

When the rich wage war, it is the poor who die.

- Jean-Paul Sartre

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

One certain effect of war is to diminish freedom of expression. Patriotism becomes the order of the day, and those who question the war are seen as traitors, to be silenced and imprisoned.

- Howard Zinn

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

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?

- Mahatma Gandhi

United we stand; divided we fall.

- Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

The nation having the strongest war footing can easily find an excuse for going to war.

- Lewis F. Korns

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