War quotes page 3
If we don't end war, war will end us.
H. G. Wells
There have been only 268 of the past 3,421 years free of war.
Will Durant, The Lessons of History, 1968
I have seen war. I have seen war on land and sea. I have seen blood running from the
wounded. I have seen men coughing out their gassed lungs. I have seen the dead in the
mud. I have seen cities destroyed. I have seen 200 limping, exhausted men come out of line -
the survivors of a regiment of 1,000 that went forward 48 hours before. I have seen children
starving. I have seen the agony of mothers and wives. I hate war.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
We have a war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it
Jeane J. Kirkpatrick
A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.
I want to stand by my country, but I cannot vote for war.
In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.
War is delightful to those who have had no experience to it.
Sometimes I think war is God's way of teaching us geography.
I know war as few men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long
advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has
rendered it useless as a means of settling international disputes.
Gen. Douglas MacArthur
In war, there is no second prize for the runner-up.
Gen. Omar N. Bradley
Who overcomes by force hath overcome but half his foe.
The best strategy is always to be very strong; first in general, then at the decisive point...
There is no higher and simpler law of strategy than that of keeping one's forces concentrated...
In short the first principle is: act with the utmost concentration.
Carl von Clausewitz
When goods do not cross borders, soldiers will.
When you want to fight us, we don't let you and you can't find us. But when we want to fight
you, we make sure you can't get away and we hit you squarely... and wipe you out... The
enemy advances, we retreat; the enemy camps, we harass; the enemy tires, we attack; the
enemy retreats, we pursue.
You can build a throne with bayonets, but you can't sit on it for long.