Anti War Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old anti war quotes, anti war sayings, and anti war proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


This world of ours must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.     

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The more money you spend on guns, the less money you spend on people! More weapons, less happiness; more guns, more misery!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

A country which prefers guns to flowers will live the beauty of the flowers only in its graveyards!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

Whoever wants peace among nations must seek to limit the state and its influence most strictly.     

Ludwig Von Mises

The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

No more war, war never again! Peace, it is peace which must guide the destinies of people and of all mankind.     

Pope Paul VI

Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun.     

Martin Amis

Free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don't attack each other. Free nations don't develop weapons of mass destruction.     

George W. Bush

No weapon has ever settled a moral problem. It can impose a solution but it cannot guarantee it to be a just one.     

Ernest Hemingway

The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.     

James Madison

Nonintervention does not mean that nothing happens. It means that something else happens.     

Christopher Hitchens

Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.     

Benjamin Franklin

All forms of violence, especially war, are totally unacceptable as means to settle disputes between and among nations, groups and persons.     

Dalai Lama XIV

Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.     

Thomas Jefferson

A man who says that no patriot should attack the war until it is over is saying no good son should warn his mother of a cliff until she has fallen.     

Gilbert K. Chesterton

No war has ever won in the history, because people died in every single war! Where there are deaths, there is no victory!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

It is in unity that we find strength, in unity we find hope, and in unity we can stand firm as the darkness approaches. Let us stand together and stand firm against the many faces of hate.     

Nick Lowles

War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.     

Thomas Jefferson

If you're anti-war it doesn't mean you are pro one side or the other in a conflict.     

Eddie Vedder

Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing.     

Ronald Reagan

The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.     

George Orwell

No more wars, no more bloodshed. Peace unto you. Shalom, salaam, forever.     

Menachem Begin

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.     

George Washington

Of all the enemies of public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other.     

James Madison

Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is peacemaking. Peace and not war is the father of all things.     

Ludwig Von Mises

Sometimes war takes an arm, or an eye, or it takes two legs from us, but above all the war takes our belief in humanity away from us!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

It is our true policy to steer clear of entangling alliances with any portion of the foreign world.     

George Washington

War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.     

Martin Luther

Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.     

Ronald Reagan

Make no mistake: the anti-war voices long for us to lose any war they cannot prevent.     

Ralph Peters