Discover the most popular and inspiring quotes and sayings on the topic of War. Share them with your friends on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, or your personal blogs, and let the world be inspired by their powerful messages. Here are the Top 100 War Quotes And Sayings by 86 Authors including Paul Murray,Wilhelm Von Humboldt,Tim O'brien,Phil Klay,Pope Francis for you to enjoy and share.

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Capitalism needs war. -- Paul Murray
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War seems to be one of the most salutary phenomena for the culture of human nature; and it is not without regret that I see it disappearing more and more from the scene. -- Wilhelm Von Humboldt
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War is a fundamental aspect of human existence. It's good to know what war entails and what the human sacrifice is. -- Tim O'brien
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We have a tendency to think of war as this quasi-mystical thing, and that interpretation flattens the experience - by using different perspectives, I wanted to open a place for readers to compare and contrast, to make judgments, to engage. -- Phil Klay
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War destroys, kills, impoverishes. Lord, give us your peace! -- Pope Francis
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War is not the answer, for only love can conquer hate -- Marvin Gaye
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Most of the people in a war never fight for even a minute though they bear for years and die forever. They do not fight, but only starve, only suffer, only die: the sum of all this passive misery is that great activity, War. -- Randall Jarrell
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War is a matter of vital importance to the state; the province of life or death; the road to survival or ruin. It is mandatory that it be thoroughly studied. -- Sun Tzu
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War, like most other things, is a science to be acquired and perfected by diligence, by perserverance, by time, and by practice. -- Alexander Hamilton
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War is in the eyes. -- David Douglas Duncan
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War is to be ranked among the most dreadful calamities which fall on a guilty world; and, what deserves consideration, it tends to multiply and perpetuate itself without end. It feeds and grows on the blood which it sheds. The passions, from which it springs, gain strength and fury from indulgence. -- William Ellery Channing
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Finally, we come to the real thing, the thing that makes men men, the thing were born for, Todd. War. -- Patrick Ness
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There is no man, and no place, without war. The only thing we can do is choose a side, and fight. That is the only choice we get - who we fight for, who we fight against. That is life. -- Gregory David Roberts
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What fools men are, and what an evil thing is war. -- Wally Lamb
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War is father of all, and king of all. He renders some gods, others men; he makes some slaves, others free. -- Heraclitus
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War is a grim, cruel business, a business justified only as a means of sustaining the forces of good against those of evil. -- Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Peace is obtained by war. -- Cornelius Nepos
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When both sides of a controversy revel in the defeat and humiliation of the other side, in fact they are on the same side: the side of war. -- Charles Eisenstein
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war, the human antithesis of art -- Campbell Mcgrath
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War challenges virtually every other institution of society - the justice and equity of its economy, the adequacy of its political systems, the energy of its productive plant, the bases, wisdom and purposes of its foreign policy. -- Walter Millis
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War serves only the warlords and the graveyards! -- Mehmet Murat Ildan
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War is the father and king of all, -- Heraclitus
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War is not nice. -- Barbara Bush
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If you want peace, prepare for the war. -- Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus
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War is a monster ... War is the devil. It starts and it consumes and it grows and grows and grows ... And otherwise normal people become monsters, too. -- Patrick Ness
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Fiddle-dee-dee. War, war, war. This war talk's spoiling all the fun at every party this spring. I get so bored I could scream. Besides, there isn't going to be any war ... If either of you boys says 'war' just once again, I'll go in the house and slam the door. -- Vivien Leigh
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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 S. Churchill
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War is the enemy of civilization. We cannot grow through war, Xander. It drags us down, filling our hearts with hatred and thoughts of revenge. -- David Gemmell
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War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, the lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade. -- Percy Bysshe Shelley
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War is a survival among us from savage times and affects now chiefly the boyish and unthinking element of the nation. -- Percival Lowell
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War must never be a condition but, rather, a temporary scourge which we suffer as a child does a fever, knowing that health follows the long night of pain and that peace is health. -- Dan Simmons
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What is more immoral than war? -- Marquis De Sade
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War is the father and king of all: some he has made gods, and some men; some slaves and some free. -- Heraclitus
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It is sort of interesting that in our society this days we are very quick to apply the term 'war' to places where thare are no actual wars, and loath to apply the term 'war' when we are actually fighting wars. -- Bruce Schneier
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In Europe, war is a disease which has been in the family for generations: no one is surprised when it makes another leap. Even the patient only attends to it with part of his mind. -- Storm Jameson
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For what can war, but endless war, still breed? -- John Milton
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How do I feel about war? Well anybody I guess, I hope, I don't like it. -- Gerald Scarfe
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The only war is the war against the imagination. -- Diane Di Prima
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Everyone hates war, everyone says. -- Andy Rooney
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Most wars between individuals are of the 'cold' rather than the 'hot' variety---lingering resentment, for example, grudges long held, resources clutched rather than shared, help not offered. These are the acts of war that most threaten our homes and workplaces. -- The Arbinger Institute
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War seems to come out of nowhere, like rust that suddenly pops up on iron after a storm. -- Victor Davis Hanson
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I'm against all war. -- Sean Combs
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What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world. -- Robert E.lee
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War was the ultimate chaos, a pounding, soul-destroying snarl, ending in blown-apart men lying unburied on the cold earth. There was nothing more cosmically chaotic than war. -- Paullina Simons
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What a terrible thing war is, what a terrible thing! -- Leo Tolstoy
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War, we are told, shapes character; it resolves the major questions of international politics, consolidates nations, and indeed, constitutes the principal factor in the progress of civilization through its successive stages. -- Elie Ducommun
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War is wonderful. They'll never stamp it out. It's one of the few times people can act their best. It's so economical in terms of gesture and motion, every single gesture is precise, every effort is at its maximum. Nobody goofs off. Everybody is responsible for his brother. -- Leonard Cohen
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War should we waged without love of violence, cruelty, or enmity. -- Saint Augustine
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War is an act of violence pushed to its utmost limits. -- Carl Von Clausewitz
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War and the threat of war stimulate speculation upon the conditions of peace. -- Kenneth N. Waltz
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War is the domain of physical exertion and suffering. -- Carl Von Clausewitz
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War is the province of chance. in no other sphere of human activity must such a margin be left for this intruder. it increases the uncertainty of every circumstance and deranges the course of events. -- Carl Von Clausewitz
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War is the action of low man: Low in morality, low in humanity, and low in all the good values! -- Mehmet Murat Ildan
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War is death's feast. -- George Herbert
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War is the ultimate tool of politics. -- R. Buckminster Fuller
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War is a biological necessity of the first importance, a regulative element in the life of mankind which cannot be dispensed with ... But it is not only a biological law but a moral obligation, and, as such, an dispensable factor in civilization. -- Friedrich Von Bernhardi
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War is not merely a political act but a real political instrument, a continuation of political intercourse, a carrying out of the same by other means. -- Carl Von Clausewitz
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If you wish for peace, understand war. -- B.h. Liddell Hart
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War is a most uneconomical, foolish, poor arrangement, a bloody enrichment of that soil which bears the sweet flower of peace. -- M. E. W. Sherwood
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War is not a thing one wants. -- Hans Frank
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When I think of war, I see blood. Pain and suffering. Nothing good comes from war.
But there is good. There will be an outcome. One side will find peace, solace. While the other will end in bitter loss.
There are two sides to the coin of war. -- Hafsah Faizal
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War does horrible things to human beings, to societies. It brings out the best, but most often the worst, in our human nature. -- Richard Engel
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What if someone gave a war and Nobody came? -- Allen Ginsberg
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War is a damnable, filthy thing and has destroyed civilization after civilization -- Philip Noel-Baker, Baron Noel-Baker
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What is peace without war? -- K. Weikel
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War has dug itself into economic systems, where it offers a livelihood to millions ... It has lodged in our souls as a kind of religion, a quick tonic for political malaise and a bracing antidote to the moral torpor of consumerist, market-driven cultures. -- Barbara Ehrenreich
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War is organized murder and torture against our brothers. -- Alfred Adler
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What use was war without also love? -- Saul Bellow
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War, what's it good for? Absolutely nothing. Say it again. -- Edwin Starr
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When diplomacy ends, War begins. -- Adolf Hitler
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No war. Fight with your pen. Give your battle-cry in ink, and mark your dreams down on a page -- Susan Fletcher
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We make war that we may live in peace. -- Aristotle.
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The war never leaves -- Victoria Aveyard
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Our vision of war is probably too influenced by the biggest one of all, World War II, where the forces of evil were so unambiguous and so relentless that there was no choice but to commit to total war and to demand unconditional surrender. Seldom, though, is it quite that clear cut. -- David Horsey
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We all fight wars - in our work, within our families and abroad in the wider world. Each of us struggles every day to define and defend our sense of purpose and integrity, to justify our existence on the planet and to understand, if only within our own hearts, who we are and what we believe in. -- Steven Pressfield
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War is the most evil kind of human approach; unless it is for good cause. -- M.f. Moonzajer
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If you want peace, understand war. -- B.h. Liddell Hart
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War is not an independent phenomenon, but the continuation of politics by different means. -- Carl Von Clausewitz
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We have to prepare for the worst, and the worst is war. -- Bernard Kouchner
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War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses. -- Smedley Butler
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The goal of war is peace, of business, leisure -- Aristotle.
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War what is it good for? It's good for business. -- Billy Bragg
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War is an arena for the display of courage and virtue. Or war is politics by other means. War is a quasi-mystical experience where you get in touch with the real. There are millions of narratives we impose to try to make sense of war. -- Phil Klay
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For those at home, as well as for those in battle, war is curiously disabling. The mere realization that one's country is at war poisons the bloodstream, creates an incessant mood of worry that infiltrates even the most casual moments. -- Roger Rosenblatt
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War is merely the continuation of politics by other means -- Carl Von Clausewitz
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Far from making peace, wars invariably serve as classrooms and laboratories where men and techniques and states of mind are prepared for the next war. -- Wendell Berry
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War? War is an organized bore. -- Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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The word war itself has a kind of glazing abstraction to it that conjures up bombs and bullets and so on, whereas my goal is to try to, so much as I can, capture the heart and the stomach and the back of the throat of readers who can lie in bed at night and participate in a story. -- Tim O'brien
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Peace is nothing but the confusion between two wars -- Peyton J Glenn
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Never think that war is a good thing, grandchildren. Though it may be necessary at times to defend our people, war is a sickness that must be cured. War is a time out of balance. When it is truly over, we must work to restore peace and sacred harmony once again. -- Joseph Bruchac
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War crushes with bloody heel all justice, all happiness, all that is Godlike in man. In our age there can be no peace that is not honorable; there can be no war that is not dishonorable. -- Charles Sumner
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War is the sea I swim in and the air I breathe. -- Philip Pullman
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In peace prepare for war, in war prepare for peace. The art of war is of vital importance to the state. It is matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence under no circumstances can it be neglected. -- Sun Tzu
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War has always been the grand sagacity of every spirit which has grown too inward and too profound; its curative power lies even in the wounds one receives. -- Friedrich Nietzsche
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War? The one war I'd be happy to join is the war against officers. -- Edward Abbey
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One of the most fashionable notions of our times is that social problems like poverty and oppression breed wars. Most wars, however, are started by well-fed people with the time on their hands to dream up half-baked ideologies or grandiose ambitions, and to nurse real or imagined grievances. -- Thomas Sowell
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War is the greatest failure of mankind. -- Aaron Huey
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War pacifies itself. -- Christopher Dutton
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I have seen war ... I hate war. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt
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War, my friends, is a thing of beauty. -- Mark Lawrence