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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.

Aristotle


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.     

Thucydides


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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