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War Quotes – 40 Sayings About Weapons, Conflicts, Wars And The Military

War Quotes – 40 Sayings About Weapons, Conflicts And The Military

Looking for profound quotes about wars, weapons and conflicts? Then you've come to the right place! Wars are dark chapters in human history and still show us today what devastating consequences human conflicts can have. But fortunately, in this darkness, there are also cautionary words and wisdom that inspire us to always strive for peace.

In this article I would like to give you the collection of the best short sayings, aphorisms and quotes about war. Use them, for example, as a small reminder of how important it is to solve conflicts peacefully. Let's go!

My please: Keep in mind that many of the quotes about wars have been translated into English from other languages. I cannot guarantee that it is the original quote in each case. Therefore, double check them before you share them. If you like and share any of the quotes in the internet, please link this elaborately created collection. Thank you for your support!

The 40 Best Quotes About Wars, Conflicts And Weapons

Then let's go directly now to the words that the so aptly describe the nature and consequences of wars. The following quotes come from different eras and cultures, but they all give us valuable insights into human behavior and the tragedies that wars, armed conflicts, military engagements, battles and skirmishes bring.

War Quotes 1 - 10

  1. "It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace." (Aristotle)
  2. "Worse than war is the very fear of war." (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
  3. "As long as men torture and slay animals and eat their flesh we shall have war. While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth?" (George Bernard Shaw)
  4. "To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace." (George Washington)
  5. "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." (Albert Einstein)
  6. "Lies can start wars, but truths can stop entire armies." (Otto von Bismarck)
  7. "Nothing's more quiet than a loaded gun." (Heinrich Heine)
  8. "An eye for an eye - and the whole world will be blind." (Mahatma Gandhi)
  9. "The two most powerful warriors are patience and time." (Leo Tolstoy)
  10. "Only the dead have seen the end of the war." (George Santayana)

War Quotes 11 - 20

  1. "The next war in the Middle East will be fought over water, not politics." (Boutros Ghali)
  2. "Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories." (Sun Tzu)
  3. "Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die." (Herbert Hoover)
  4. "Peace makes wealth, wealth makes devilness, devilness brings war, war brings poverty, poverty makes humility, humility makes peace again." (Johann Geiler von Kaysersberg)
  5. "It's not the bullets and generals that make history, it's the masses." (Nelson Mandela)
  6. "When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die." (Jean-Paul Sartre)
  7. "War does not determine who is right only who is left" (Bertrand Russell)
  8. "The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter." (Mark Twain)
  9. "No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country." (Alexis de Tocqueville)
  10. "People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war, or before an election." (Otto von Bismarck)

Tip: I have also brought you a collection of the best Hunting Quotes compiled. If you like, feel free to have a look there, too!

War Quotes 21 - 30

  1. "The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy." (Friedrich Nietzsche)
  2. "There never was a good war or a bad peace." (Benjamin Franklin)
  3. "Great Carthage drove three wars. After the first one it was still powerful. After the second one it was still inhabitable. After the third one it was no longer possible to find her." (Bertolt Brecht)
  4. "Silence is the ultimate weapon of power." (Charles de Gaulle)
  5. "Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice." (Baruch Spinoza)
  6. "In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons." (Herodotus)
  7. "There is no sure foundation set on blood, No certain life achieved by others‘ death." (William Shakespeare)
  8. "You may forget where you buried the peace pipe. But you never forget where the battle-axe is." (Mark Twain)
  9. "What is happening in the rainforest today is a predation, is a war." (Jose Lutzenberger)
  10. "Imagine, it's war and no one is going." (Carl Sandburg)

Tip: Wars can also trigger great worries and fears about what might come in the future. And not just among the people who experience it firsthand. As you generally Overcome fears about the futureI will explain this in a separate blog article.

"Only the dead have seen the end of the war." (George Santayana)

War Quotes 31 - 40

  1. "War is the mere continuation of policy by other means." (Carl von Clausewitz)
  2. "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." (Nelson Mandela)
  3. "War does not determine who is right – only who is left." (Bertrand Russell)
  4. "If we are to reach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with the children." (Mahatma Gandhi)
  5. "The war against hunger is truly mankind's war of liberation." (John F. Kennedy)
  6. "They Have Money For War But Can't Feed The Poor." (Tupac Shakur)
  7. "Writers can't write as fast as governments make wars; because to write demands thinking." (Bertolt Brecht)
  8. "An unjust peace is better than a just war." (Tullius Cicero)
  9. "The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress." (Joseph Joubert)
  10. "In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit." (Anne Frank)

Can you think of any other strong sayings against wars that are missing from this list? Then always come up with your ideas in the comments!

What kind of war does exist?

Depending on the situation, trigger and perspective, there are of course many different types of war. For example Wars of aggression, wars of conquest, wars of aggression, guerrilla wars, cabinet wars, air wars or Defense Wars.

What are the consequences of war?

The immediate consequences of military wars are primarily destroyed infrastructures, the Death and the Violation countless people as well as Expulsion and Escape.

But wars also destroy the environment, pollute water, air and soil - and thus also people's lives. The long-term consequences include economic collapses, trauma among survivors, and political instability.. It often takes decades for a country to recover from the effects of war.

In welchem Krieg gab es die meisten Toten?

The World War II, with an estimated 70 million dead, is considered to be as the deadliest conflict in human history. It began with the invasion of Poland by the German Reich in the fall of 1939.

Use quotes about wars as a source of personal inspiration!

War often leaves deep physical and psychological scars. These are conflicts that shape entire generations and whose effects are often felt far beyond the end of the fighting. Ultimately wars underpin the inestimable importance of peace. For it is he who makes growth, progress and the emergence of cultures possible.

I hope that I could inspire you with these quotes about war. Do you have any questions, suggestions or other sayings that should definitely be added to this collection? Then I look forward to your comment.

Stay pacifist,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: In one of the quotes mentioned, it was said that the wars of the future will be fought over water. This is quite possible - because clean drinking water is essential for our lives and an increasingly scarce commodity. How you Save water and what exactly your personal water footprint I'll be happy to explain this to you in the linked blog articles.

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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