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Motivational War Quotes

May these quotes about War inspire and motivate you.

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

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War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war
is nothing but an act of murder.
- Albert Einstein


 

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
- Winston Churchill


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Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed,
for if you merely offend them, they take vengeance,
but if you injure them greatly, they are unable to retaliate,
so that the injury done to a man
ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

The problems of victory are more agreeable
than those of defeat,
but they are no less difficult.
- Winston Churchill

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.
- H. L. Mencken

You can discover what your enemy fears most
by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
- Michael Moncur

We have no enemies,
we have only friendships that we haven't yet developed
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room.
- the movie Dr. Strangelove (1964)

In war as in life, it is often necessary
when some cherished scheme has failed,
to take up the best alternative open,
and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
- Winston Churchill

I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting
and stimulating people of an ancient culture,
and kill them.
- the movie Full Metal Jacket

A bad peace is better than a good war.
- Yiddish Proverb

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

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

All warfare is based on deception.
- Sun Tzu

We must concentrate not merely on
the negative expulsion of war
but the positive affirmation of peace.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous.
In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
- Winston Churchill

Strike against war, for without you
no battles can be fought!
- Helen Keller

In war, you can only be killed once,
but in politics, many times.
- Winston Churchill

Never has there been a good war or a bad peace.
- Benjamin Franklin

The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

We have not yet begun to fight.
- John Paul Jones

We prefer world law in the age of self-determination
to world war in the age of mass extermination.
- John F. Kennedy

The most successful war seldom pays for its losses.
- Thomas Jefferson

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

I am never going to have anything more to do
with politics or politicians.
When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely
to writing and painting.
- Winston Churchill

If we were meant to be happy,
why did God create war, hunger, and the 11 o'clock news?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything
save our modes of thinking
and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.
- Albert Einstein

If we are to teach real peace in this world,
and if we are to carry on a real war against war,
we shall have to begin with the children.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Communism has never come to power in a country
that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.
- John F. Kennedy

When people speak to you about a preventive war,
you tell them to go fight it.
After my experience, I have come to hate war.
War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

When you put on a uniform,
there are certain inhibitions that you accept.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

When you have to kill a man,
it costs nothing to be polite.
- Winston Churchill

Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver.
The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver,
the less he demands in slaughter.
- Winston Churchill

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery
as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are,
the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

Mankind must put an end to war
before war puts an end to mankind.
- John F. Kennedy

We cannot be both the world's leading champion of peace and
the world's leading supplier of the weapons of war.
- Jimmy Carter

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

War is the ultimate tool of politics.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

When the war of the giants is over,
the wars of the pygmies will begin.
- Winston Churchill

Politics are very much like war.
We may even have to use poison gas at times.
- Winston Churchill

Do not speak to me of rules.
This is war! This is not a game of cricket!
- from the movie The Bridge On The River Kwai

Another day, another dollar, another war, another tower
Went up where the homeless had their home.
- Jewel

I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind.
- Thomas Jefferson

What counts is not necessarily
the size of the dog in the fight -
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower quoting Mark Twain

War is a game that is played with a smile.
If you can't smile, grin.
If you can't grin, keep out of the way till you can.
- Winston Churchill

War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When you are winning a war
almost everything that happens
can be claimed to be right and wise.
- Winston Churchill

Anyone who thinks, must think of
the next war as they would of suicide.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
- Winston Churchill

A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails,
and then asks you not to kill him.
- Winston Churchill

When all you know is bombs,
everything looks like a target.
Give peace and diplomacy a chance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The power of an air force is terrific
when there is nothing to oppose it.
- Winston Churchill

War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
- Winston Churchill

The great defense against the air menace
is to attack the enemy's aircraft
as near as possible to their point of departure.
- Winston Churchill

There is so much that must be done
in a civilized barbarism like war.
- Amelia Earhart

The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant
leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does.
Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
- James A. Baldwin

Never in the field of human conflict
was so much owed by so many to so few.
- Winston Churchill

Morality is contraband in war.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends.
- Robert E. Lee

It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace
only by preparing for war.
- John F. Kennedy

We may never be strong enough to be entirely
nonviolent in thought, word and deed.
But we must keep nonviolence as our goal
and make strong progress towards it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace
and those who could make a good peace
would never have won the war.
- Winston Churchill

Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory.
It can no longer serve to settle disputes...
can no longer be of concern to great powers alone.
- John F. Kennedy

I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist.
I am willing to fight for peace.
Nothing will end war unless
the people themselves refuse to go to war.
- Albert Einstein


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