Peace and War

"Mankind must remember that peace is not God's gift to his creatures, it is our gift to each other."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The great victories are never won in the first blow."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"All war represents a failure of diplomacy."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"When there are too many policemen, there can be no liberty. When there are too many soldiers, there can be no peace. When there are too many lawyers, there can be no justice."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"War is what happens when language fails."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Fight the enemy with the weapons he lacks."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"War is sweet to them that know it not."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The only way human beings can win a war is to prevent it."


Rating: 9.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"It is well that war is so terrible — lest we should grow too fond of it."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"[...] politicians who took us to war should have been given the guns and told to settle their differences themselves, instead of organising nothing better than legalised mass murder."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Too many died. War isn’t worth one life."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"War is organized murder, and nothing else."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"My house is my castle."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The surest way to prevent war is not to fear it."


Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Ultimate excellence lies not in winning every battle, but in defeating the enemy without ever fighting."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"To secure peace is to prepare for war."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow."


Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal."

John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck "Once There Was A War"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction."


Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It is far easier to make war than to make peace."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There is no substitute for victory."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"In war, you win or lose, live or die - and the difference is just an eyelash."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A man of character in peace is a man of courage in war."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Any soldier worth his salt should be anti-war. And yet there are things still worth fighting for."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"As long as there are sovereign nations possessing great power, war is inevitable."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"War is hell and all that, but it has a good deal to recommend it. It wipes out all the small nuisances of peace-time."

Ian Hay
Ian Hay "The First Hundred Thousand"

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat."

Hermann Göring (radio broadcast)
Hermann Göring (radio broadcast)

Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Morality is contraband in war."

Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi "Non-Violence in Peace and War"

Rating: 7.17 (Number of Voters: 6)

"A weapon is an enemy even to its owner."


Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"War is like love, it always finds a way."

Bertolt Brecht
Bertolt Brecht "Mother Courage and Her Children"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"War is in truth a disease in which the juices that serve health and maintenance are used for the sole purpose of nourishing something foreign, something at odds with nature."


Rating: 7.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The worst thing about war is that so many people enjoy it."

Ellen Glasgow
Ellen Glasgow "The Woman Within"

Rating: 4.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"War is delightful to those who have not experienced it."


Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Law stands mute in the midst of arms."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Our modern wars make many unhappy while they last and make no one happy when they are finished."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Marriage is like a war. There are moments of chivalry and gallantry that attend the victorious advances and strategic retreats, the birth or death of children, the momentary conquest of loneliness, the sacrifice that ennobles him who makes it. But mostly there are the long dull sieges, the waiting, the terror and boredom. Women understand this better than men; they are better able to survive attrition."

Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes "On Reflection"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"No battle plan survives contact with the enemy."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"So long as there are men there will be wars."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles."


Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)