Quotations On War

War will never yield but to the principles of universal justice and love; and these have no sure root but in the religion of Jesus Christ.—Channing.

Most of the debts of Europe represent condensed drops of blood.—Beecher.

Battles are never the end of war; for the dead must be buried and the cost of the conflict must be paid.—James A. Garfield.

A wise minister would rather preserve peace than gain a victory, because he knows that even the most successful war leaves nations generally more poor, always more profligate, than it found them.—Colton.

War is a crime which involves all other crimes.—Brougham.

To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace. —Washington.

War is a terrible trade; but in the cause that is righteous sweet is the smell of powder.—Longfellow.

Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any fondness for war, and I have never advocated it except as a means of peace.—U.S. Grant.

I prefer the hardest terms of peace to the most just war.—C.J. Fox.

Take my word for it, if you had seen but one day of war, you would pray to Almighty God that you might never see such a thing again.—Wellington.

War, even in the best state of an army, with all the alleviations of courtesy and honor, with all the correctives of morality and religion, is nevertheless so great an evil, that to engage in it without a clear necessity is a crime of the blackest dye. When the necessity is clear, it then becomes a crime to shrink from it.—Southey.