War Quotes:-The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war. The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his. Sometimes by losing a battle, you find a new way to win the war. 

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.


List Of Famous War Quotes And War Sayings



A true soldier does not admit defeat before the battle.




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.




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)



A small but noteworthy note. I’ve seen so many young men over the years who think they’re running at other young men. They are not. They are running at me.

– Markus Zusak, The Book Thief


What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy? 

– Mahatma Gandhi