War Sayings and Quotes

War isn’t pretty. It’s filled with turmoil, death and sadness. It’s no surprise that those who have experienced these horrors up close are slow to endorse the use of armed conflict as a solution to a nation’s problems. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful quotes about war.

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

Polish (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)

A true soldier does not admit defeat before the battle.      


Happy nations have no history.      

Belgian (on war and peace)

United we stand; divided we fall.      


Violence begets violence.      


War ends nothing.      

Zairean (on war and peace)