8 junio, 2024

81 phrases of war, military and soldiers to reflect on

The war It is a constant in human history. In fact, some say that history is the account of all the wars that have occurred in the world. Since humanity settled in a territory and began to defend it from other groups with only stones and fists, war has been the main shaper of world geography.

Unfortunately, the fact that wars stop sometimes seems like a utopia. However, there are times when it is unavoidable to defend ourselves, especially in those cases in which we are attacked.

We have made a list of the best war and military phrases of famous people such as Sun Tzu, Napoleon Bonaparte, John F. Kennedy, Alexander the Great, Abraham Lincoln and many more.

The best phrases of war and military

5-The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.- Sun Tzu.

11-No one won the last war and no one will win the next one.- Eleanor Roosevelt.

-When the rich finance the war, it is the poor who dies.- Jean-Paul Sartre.

45-Only the dead have seen the end of the war.- Plato.

-War is not an adventure. It is a disease.- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

-In peace the children bury their parents; In war parents bury their children.- Herodotus.

1-You must not fight too much with an enemy or you will teach him your art of war.- Napoleon Bonaparte.

24-War does not determine who is right, only who remains.- Bertrand Russell.

11-War is sweet for those who have never fought.- Jess Rothenberg.

-The purpose of all war is peace.- Saint Augustine of Hippo.

-The military does not start wars. Politicians start wars.- William Westmoreland.

11-All war is a symptom of man’s failure as a thinking animal.- John Steinbeck.

-I am not afraid of an army of lions led by sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.- Alexander the Great.

-The two most important warriors are patience and time.- Leo Tolstoy.

2-Humanity must put an end to the war before the war puts an end to humanity.- John F. Kennedy.

11-History is full of wars that everyone knew would not happen.- Enoch Powell.

10-All wars are civil, because all men are brothers.- Francois Fenelon.

-No bastard has ever won by dying for his country. He won by making the other poor bastard die for his country.- George S. Patton.

-Battles are lost with the same spirit with which they are won.- Walt Whitman.

45-It is not enough to win the war, it is more important to organize peace.- Aristotle.

-God created war for the Americans to learn geography.- Mark Twain.

-The opposite of war is not peace, it is creation.- Jonathan Larson.

-No war of any nation and time has been declared by its people.- Eugene Debs.

31-If we do not end the war, the war will end us.- HG Wells.

-The war ends… if you want.- John Lennon.

-In war there are no winners.- Ramman Kenoun.

-There are causes worth dying for, but not for those worth killing.- Albert Camus.

15-There was never a good war or a bad peace.- Benjamin Franklin.

5-Every war represents a failure of diplomacy.- Tony Benn.

-The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.- Friedrich Nietzsche.

4-Apparently weak when you are strong and strong when you are weak.- Sun Tzu.

-I do not know with what weapons the Third World War will be fought, but the Fourth World War will be fought with sticks and stones.- Albert Einstein.

5-The way to win an atomic war is to make sure it never starts.- Omar Bradley.

-A nation that continues year after year spending more money on military defense than on social programs, is approaching spiritual perdition.- Martin Luther King Jr.

«There is no honor in sending men to die for something that you will not even fight for yourself.» Mark Owen.

4-Sometimes you have to take a weapon to lower the weapon.- Malcolm X.

-War is the last tool of politics.- R. Buckminster Fuller.

5-The true soldier does not fight because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.- GK Chesterton.

15-All wars act like boomerangs and the winner suffers as much as the loser.- Eleanor Roosevelt.

-It is the old men who declare war. But it is the young who fight and die.- Herbert Hoover.

-If everyone fought for their own convictions, there would be no wars.- Leo Tolstoy.

-Never think that war, no matter its necessity or its justification, is not a crime.- Ernest Hemingway.

-After each war there is a little less democracy to save.- Brooks Atkinson.

1-War is a series of catastrophes that result in a victory.- Georges Clemenceau.

-War occurs when language fails.- Margaret Atwood.

-The act of war is the last option of democracy.- Joseph C. Wilson.

-In preparing for battle, plans are useless, but planning is essential.- Dwight D. Eisenhower.

-Only the winners decide what were war crimes.- Gary Wills.

11-There is no flag long enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.- Howard Zinn.

The war would end if the dead returned.- Stanley Baldwin.

5-The supreme excellence consists in breaking the resistance of the enemy without fighting.- Sun Tzu.

-Peace cannot be maintained by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.- Albert Einstein.

«We will have peace even if we have to fight for it.» Dwight D. Eisenhower.

-The pioneers of a world without war are the young people who refuse military service.- Albert Einstein.

-Wars frequently begin ten years before the first shot is fired.- KKV Casey.

-All forms of violence, especially war, are totally unacceptable as a means to resolve disputes between nations, groups and people.- Dalai Lama.

-War means blind obedience, thoughtless stupidity, brutal insensitivity, senseless destruction and irresponsible murder.- Alexander Berkman.

11-You cannot win from war more than you win with an earthquake.- Jeanette Rankin.

-Force and fraud are the two cardinal virtues in war.- Thomas Hobbes.

3-It is much easier to make war than peace.- Georges Clemenceau.

4-Make unprofitable wars and you will make them impossible.- A. Philip Randolph.

-The basic problems that the world faces today are not susceptible to a military solution.- John F. Kennedy.

11-War is a very serious issue to be entrusted to the military.- Georges Clemenceau.

31-Man is at war with each one because each man is at war with himself.- Francis Meehan.

31-War is just a cowardly escape from the problem of peace.- Thomas Mann.

-Peace is more than the absence of war. It is to agree. It is harmony.- Laini Taylor.

11-War brings out the most negative human emotional responses on both sides.- Henk Middelraad.

11-You cannot prevent war and prepare for it at the same time.- Albert Einstein.

-In war there are no unharmed soldiers.- José Narosky.

4-No matter the political reasons given for a war, the underlying reasons are always economic.- AJP Taylor.

-Today the real test of power is not the ability to make war, but the ability to prevent it.- Anne O’Hare McCormick.

-In war the truth is the first coincidence.- Aeschylus.

-The fastest way to end a war is to lose it.- George Orwell.

-War does not make children men, it makes dead men.- Ken Gillespie.

-People don’t make wars; Governments do it.- Ronald Reagan.

-I dream of giving birth to a child who asks: mom, what was war?- Eve Merriam.

-The mark of a great ruler is not his ability to make war, but to achieve peace.- Monica Fairview.

11-War should be a crime and those who instigate it should be punished as criminals.- Charles Evans Hughes.

-No prolonged war can endanger the freedom of a democratic country.- Alexis de Tocqueville.

-War is not an independent phenomenon, but the continuation of politics by different means.- Carl PG von Clausewitz.

-A sure effect of war is to reduce freedom of expression.- Howard Zinn.

-The laws are silent in times of war.- Cicero.

-From fanaticism to barbarism there is only one step.- Denis Diderot.

-Great is the fault of an unnecessary war.- John Adams.

-War is a defeat for humanity.- John Paul II.

-A lonely hospital shows what war is.- Erich Maria Remarque.

-A day of battle is a day of harvest for the devil.- William Hooke.

-War is organized murder and torture against our brothers.- Alfred Adler.

-Not only the living are killed in war.- Isaac Asimov.

11-The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.- Norman Schwarzkopf.

-Wars usually have the effect of accelerating the process of history.- Pieter Geyl.

-I have never defended war, except as a means to peace.- General Ulysses S. Grant.

The victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while the defeated warriors go to war first and then try to win.- Sun Tzu.

-If you win the war, you don’t need to explain. If you lose, you should not be there to explain.- Adolf Hitler.

4-Sometimes by losing a battle, you find a new way to win the war.- Donald Trump.

-The art of winning is learned in defeat.- Simón Bolívar.

-Lord, give strength to my enemy and make him live long, to witness my triumph.- Napoleon Bonaparte.

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