War And Death Quotes

War And Death Quotes by Plato, George Santayana, Dawn Powell, Harry Emerson Fosdick, Gilbert K. Chesterton, William Tecumseh Sherman and many others.

Only the dead have seen the end of war.

Only the dead have seen the end of war.
Only the dead have seen the end of the war.
George Santayana
The basis of tragedy is man’s helplessness against disease, war and death; the basis of comedy is man’s helplessness against vanity (the vanity of love, greed, lust, power).
Dawn Powell
War’s tragedy is that it uses man’s best to do man’s worst.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.
William Tecumseh Sherman
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.
Winston Churchill
Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
These warriors of the Sacred Band were inscrutable; they loved their war and death and picking through the bones of time to sort out right from wrong, good from bad, holy from profane, honor from dishonor.
Janet Morris
War does not determine who is right – only who is left.
Bertrand Russell
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
Isaac Asimov
We need more leaders among our gente – more teachers, politicians, businesspeople, organizers, and such. Turn the energy that many young people are putting into “war” and “death” and put it into life and true justice.
Luis J. Rodriguez
Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.
Herbert Hoover
He says we need to live in the real world, where war and death are a reality, not pretend.
Pittacus Lore