Popular Battle Quotes And Battle Sayings

We at PoopBite have collected inspirational, wise, and humorous old BATTLE quotes, BATTLE sayings, and BATTLE proverbs over the times from a mixture of sources.

Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won.     

Arthur Wellesley

Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.     

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war.

Ernest Hemingway

War is cruelty, and none can make it gentle.

Gilbert Parker

No one ever goes into battle thinking God is on the other side.

Terry Goodkind

War is fear cloaked in courage.

William Westmoreland

War is the science of destruction.     

John Abbott

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.

Salvador Dali

War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.

Thomas Mann

The hotter the battle the sweeter the victory.     

Bob Marley

A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost.     

Jean-Paul Sartre

In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes.

Julius Caesar

No battle is worth fighting except for the last one.

Enoch Powell

War should never be entered upon until every agency of peace has failed.

William McKinley

Anyone that goes to battle goes to battle knowing the mindset and tactics of their enemies.

Brad Thor

War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves.     

Leo Tolstoy

Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will.     

James Monroe

War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder.     

Alexander Berkman

War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.     

Martin Luther

The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.     

George Orwell

Sometimes by losing a battle, you find a new way to win the war.     

Donald Trump

In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins.     

Ulysses S. Grant

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.     

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Don’t fight a battle if you don’t gain anything by winning.

Erwin Rommel

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.

Margaret Thatcher

Where there is no peril in the fight, there is no glory in the triumph.

Pierre Corneille

We make war that we may live in peace.


Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.

Ernest Hemingway

War does not determine who is right – only who is left.

Bertrand Russell

War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun, it is necessary to take up the gun.     

Mao Zedong

A battle won is a battle which we will not acknowledge to be lost.     

Ferdinand Foch

The real trouble with war (modern war) is that it gives no one a chance to kill the right people.

Ezra Pound

It is good that war is so horrible, or we might grow to like it.     

Robert E. Lee

It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.

Douglas Macarthur

All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones.     

Benjamin Franklin

War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

For a war to be just three conditions are necessary – public authority, just cause, right motive.

Ernest Hemingway

Wars spring from unseen and generally insignificant causes, the first outbreak being often but an explosion of anger.     


No war is inevitable until it breaks out.     

A. J. P. Taylor

War is what happens when language fails.

Margaret Atwood

You don’t always win your battles, but it’s good to know you fought.

John Greenleaf Whittier

Battle not with monsters lest you become one.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Everyone prepares for battle in his own way.

Janet Morris

War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle.

Thomas Carlyle

No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.

Colin Powell

To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.

George Washington

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

Napoleon Bonaparte

War is a defeat for humanity.

Pope John Paul II

There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.

Niccolo Machiavelli

If we don’t end the war, war will end us.

H. G. Wells

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