War Quotes

Napoleon Bonaparte
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake” – Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 – 1821)

“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” Leo Tolstoy

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” Sun Tzu

“You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.” Napoleon Bonaparte

“The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.”― George S. Patton

“The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.”― Norman Schwarzkopf

“Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.”― Sun Tzu

“The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.”Ulysses S. Grant

“Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.”― Mao Zedong

“A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars.”― Carly Simon

“Only those you trust can betray you.”― Terry Goodkind

“It is good that war is so horrible, or we might grow to like it.”― Robert E. Lee

“I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.”― Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.” George S. Patton

“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” Sun Tzu

“Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.” John Adams

“There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.”― Sun Tzu