A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations. They have the best implements of war.
Herbert V. Prochnow
All war is deception.
All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.
An unjust peace is better than a just war.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Everyone's a pacifist between wars. It's like being a vegetarian between meals.
He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.
I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.
Ulysses S. Grant
I have not yet begun to fight!
John Paul Jones
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?
If we don't end war, war will end us.
H. G. Wells
In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason.
In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
It is well that war is so terrible. We should grow too fond of it.
Robert E. Lee
It seems like such a terrible shame that innocent civilians have to get hurt in wars, otherwise combat would be such a wonderfully healthy way to rid the human race of unneeded trash.