Korean War Sayings and Quotes

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


Eventually the Korean War will be understood as one of the most destructive and one of the most important wars of the twentieth century.     

Bruce Cumings

The Korean War has also shown quite clearly that in a major conflict manpower is as important as horsepower.     

Aly Khan

As a Korean War veteran, I know firsthand and understand the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform.     

Charles B. Rangel

As a Korean War Veteran, I know too well the troubling nature of war. This is why I will always support a diplomatic answer before military intervention.     

Charles B. Rangel

Too young for Korea, too old for Vietnam.     

Don DeLillo

I will defend Korea as I would my own country-just as I would California.     

General Douglas MacArthur

As a child growing up during the Korean War, I knew poverty. I studied by candlelight.     

Lee Myung-bak

The Korean war has always been an unpopular war among the American people.     

Paul Robeson

Those who suffer terrible wars have a finer sense of when they begin and when they end.     

Bruce Cumings

I wanted to write about the Korean War, but I had no entry into it that made the kind of sense it needs to make for a novelist.     

Chang-Rae Lee

Fear was the terrible secret of the battlefiled and could afflict the brave as well as the timid. Worse it was contagious, and could destroy a unit before a battle even began. Because of that, commanders were first and foremost in the fear suppression business.     

David Halberstam

I'd always wanted to write something about the Korean War because of my heritage. My father lost his brother during the war, and I fictionalized that episode, which was told to me very briefly without much detail.     

Chang-Rae Lee

Past records of inter-Korean relations show that confrontation between fellow countrymen leads to nothing but war.     

Kim Jong-un

I was gripped with a sense of unreality that followed me through most of the war. Reality, I guess, is just what we are accustomed to.     

Marguerite Higgins

A military situation at its worst can inspire fighting men to perform at their best.     

Marguerite Higgins

It comes down to this: we're pieces of equipment To be counted and signed for. On occasion some of us break down, And those parts which can't be salvaged Are replaced with other GI parts, that's all.     

Rolando Hinojosa

South Korea first allowed women into the military in 1950 during the Korean War. Back then, female soldiers mainly held administrative and support positions. Women began to take on combat roles in the 1990s when the three military academies, exclusive to men, began accepting women.     

Kim Young-ha

They keep us so hungry that we can't do anything but worry about where our next meal is coming from. They keep us hungry for so long that we are grateful for whatever little food we get.     

Sook Nyul Choi