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.      -- unknown
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.      -- unknown
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)