The quickest way to end a war is to lose it.
I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind.
I find war detestable but those who praise it without participating in it even more so.
War will disappear only when men shall take no part whatever in violence and shall be ready to suffer every persecution that their abstention will bring them. It is the only way to abolish war.
Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.
A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war: wide-awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. Going to knowledge or going to war in any other manner is a mistake, and whoever makes it might never live to regret it.
War never takes a wicked man by chance, the good man always.
Every government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship's captain has to avoid a shipwreck.
A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.
War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.
A hospital alone shows what war is.
Peace is the virtue of civilization. War is its crime.
Men love war because it allows them to look serious. Because it is the one thing that stops women laughing at them.
War on the other hand is such a terrible thing, that no man, especially a Christian man, has the right to assume the responsibility of starting it.
I don't know what will be used in the next world war, but the 4th will be fought with stones.
People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
Civil strife is as much a greater evil than a concerted war effort as war itself is worse than peace.
I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.
War puts its questions stupidly, peace mysteriously.
War is a way of shattering to pieces... materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable and... too intelligent.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
War is the business of barbarians.
Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness,disregard in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.