War Sayings and Quotes

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


A true soldier does not admit defeat before the battle.      

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After the war, aid.      

Greek Proverb

Don't go looking for trouble.      

Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

God grant me a good sword and no use for it.      

Polish (on war and peace)

Happy nations have no history.      

Belgian (on war and peace)

One might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb.      

N. Rogers (1662)

The spider and the fly can't make a bargain.      

Jamaican (on buying and selling)

United we stand; divided we fall.      

Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

Violence begets violence.      

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War ends nothing.      

Zairean (on war and peace)

War is sweet to those who haven't experienced it.      

Latin (on war and peace)

You can't have peace any longer than your neighbor pleases.      

Dutch (on war and peace)