War Quotes SMS Collection

Join the army see world meet interesting

Join the Army, see the world, meet interesting people – and kill them. ~Pacifist Badge, 1978LCD; Join the Army! Travel to exotic, distant lands.

I dream of giving birth to a

I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, "Mother, what was war?"  ~Eve Merriam

Battles in these ages are transacted by

Battles, in these ages, are transacted by mechanism; with the slightest possible development of human individuality or spontaneity; men now even die, and kill

There is nothing that war has ever

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

War is the only game in which

War is the only game in which it doesn’t pay to have the home-court advantage.  ~Dick MottaBS

If people want to make war they

If people want to make war they should make a color war, and paint each others’ cities up in the night in pinks and

War the dark time of valour loss

War.  The dark time of valour, loss and hope where a man is controlled by his gun; where a gun is controlled by his

A great war leaves the country with

A great war leaves the country with three armies – an army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army of thieves.  ~German

John daltons records carefully preserved for a

[John] Dalton’s records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester.  It is not only the living

A visitor from mars could easily pick

A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations.  They have the best implements of war.  ~Herbert V. Prochnow

A soldier will fight long and hard

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.  ~Napoleon

All wars are follies very expensive and

All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones.  In my opinion, there never was a good war or a bad peace.  When

Nations have recently been led to borrow

Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education.  Probably, no nation is rich enough

Older men declare war but it is

Older men declare war.  But it is the youth that must fight and die.  ~Herbert Hoover

Men like war they do not hold

Men like war: they do not hold much sway over birth, so they make up for it with death.  Unlike women, men menstruate by

I recoil with horror at the ferociousness

I recoil with horror at the ferociousness of man.  Will nations never devise a more rational umpire of differences than force?  Are there no

War is an ugly thing but not

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things.  The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that

You cant say civilization dont advance however

You can’t say civilization don’t advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way.  ~Will Rogers, New York Times, 23

I have never advocated war except as

I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.  ~Ulysses S. Grant

It is forbidden to kill therefore all

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

Where is the indignation about fact that

Where is the indignation about the fact that the United States and Soviet Union have accumulated thirty thousand pounds of destructive force for every

The era of true peace on earth

The era of true peace on earth will not come as long as a tremendous percentage of your taxes goes to educate men in

O lord our god help us tear

O Lord our God, help us tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with the

We saw the lightning and that was

We saw the lightning and that was the guns and then we heard the thunder and that was the big guns; and then we

If we let people see that kind

If we let people see that kind of thing, there would never again be any war.  ~Pentagon official explaining why the U.S. military censored

They wrote in the old days that

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

War does not determine who is right

War does not determine who is right – only who is left.  ~Bertrand Russell

You are not going to get peace

You are not going to get peace with millions of armed men.  The chariot of peace cannot advance over a road littered with cannon. 

Liberty and democracy become unholy when their

Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood.  ~Gandhi, Non-violence in Peace and War, 1948LCD

War grows out of the desire individual

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

Im fed up to the ears with

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

The release of atomic energy has not

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

Why do we kill people who are

Why do we kill people who are killing people to show that killing people is wrong?  ~Holly Near

In war there are no unwounded soldiers

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.  ~José NaroskyReader’s Digest, Quotable Quotes (book), 1997, MBT p269

War has a deeper and more ineffable

War has a deeper and more ineffable relation to hidden grandeurs in man than has yet been deciphered.  ~Thomas de QuinceyCUL

Have not i myself known five hundred

Have not I myself known five hundred living soldiers sabred into crows’ meat for a piece of glazed cotton, which they call their flag;

War makes thieves and peace hangs them

War makes thieves and peace hangs them.  ~George Herbert

It seems like such a terrible shame

It seems like such a terrible shame that innocent civilians have to get hurt in wars, otherwise combat would be such a wonderfully healthy

Theres a graveyard in northern france where

There’s a graveyard in northern France where all the dead boys from D-Day are buried.  The white crosses reach from one horizon to the

The bomb that fell on hiroshima america

The bomb that fell on Hiroshima fell on America too.  It fell on no city, no munition plants, no docks.  It erased no church,

Patriots always talk of dying for their

Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.  ~Bertrand Russell, attributedLCD

Traditional nationalism cannot survive the fissioning of

Traditional nationalism cannot survive the fissioning of the atom.  One world or none.  ~Stuart Chase

War is fear cloaked in courage william

War is fear cloaked in courage.  ~William Westmoreland

No country is so wild and difficult

No country is so wild and difficult but men will make it a theater of war.  ~Ambrose BierceCUL

A day will come when a cannon

A day will come when a cannon will be exhibited in museums, just as instruments of torture are now, and the people will be

Men are at war with each other

Men are at war with each other because each man is at war with himself.  ~Francis Meehan

Will the threat of common extermination continue

Will… the threat of common extermination continue?… Must children receive the arms race from us as a necessary inheritance?  ~Pope John Paul II, speech

War would end if the dead could

War would end if the dead could return.  ~Stanley Baldwin

In flanders fields the poppies grow between

In Flanders fields the poppies grow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place, and in the sky, The larks, still bravely

The object of war is not to

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

What is absurd and monstrous about war

What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold

The problem in defense is how far

The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.  ~Dwight D.

If you wish to be brothers drop

If you wish to be brothers, drop your weapons.  ~Pope John Paul IIGCLE

War should belong to the tragic past

War should belong to the tragic past, to history:  it should find no place on humanity’s agenda for the future.  ~Pope John Paul II

The stench of the trail ego in

The stench of the trail of Ego in our History.  It is ego – ego, the fountain cry, origin, sole source of war.  ~George

Every gun that is made every warship

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are

We kill because we are afraid of

We kill because we are afraid of our own shadow, afraid that if we used a little common sense we’d have to admit that

War is a game which were their

War is a game which were their subjects wise, kings would not play at.  ~William CowperCOE

War is not an adventure it a

War is not an adventure.  It is a disease.  It is like typhus.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

What a cruel thing is war to

What a cruel thing is war:  to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us

I dont know whether war is an

I don’t know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace an interlude during war.  ~Georges Clemenceau

The draft is white people sending black

The draft is white people sending black people to fight yellow people to protect the country they stole from red people.  ~Gerome Gragni and

Sometimes i think it should be a

Sometimes I think it should be a rule of war that you have to see somebody up close and get to know him before

If its natural to kill why do

If it’s natural to kill, why do men have to go into training to learn how?  ~Joan Baez, "What Would You Do If….?"

We have failed to grasp the fact

We have failed to grasp the fact that mankind is becoming a single unit, and that for a unit to fight against itself is

The direct use of force is such

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations. 

What a country calls its vital interests

What a country calls its vital… interests are not things that help its people live, but things that help it make war.  Petroleum is

Frankly id like to see the government

Frankly, I’d like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private individuals.  ~Joseph Heller, Catch-22, 1955LCD

In the name of peace they waged

In the name of peace They waged the wars Ain’t they got no shame ~Nikki Giovanni