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.
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.
War is cruelty, and none can make it gentle.
No one ever goes into battle thinking God is on the other side.
War is fear cloaked in courage.
War is the science of destruction.
Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.
War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
The hotter the battle the sweeter the victory.
A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost.
In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes.
No battle is worth fighting except for the last one.
War should never be entered upon until every agency of peace has failed.
Anyone that goes to battle goes to battle knowing the mindset and tactics of their enemies.
War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves.
Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will.
War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder.
War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.
The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.
Sometimes by losing a battle, you find a new way to win the war.
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.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
Where there is no peril in the fight, there is no glory in the triumph.
We make war that we may live in peace.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
War does not determine who is right – only who is left.
War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun, it is necessary to take up the gun.
A battle won is a battle which we will not acknowledge to be lost.
The real trouble with war (modern war) is that it gives no one a chance to kill the right people.
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.
All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones.
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.
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.
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.
Everyone prepares for battle in his own way.
War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle.
No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.
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.
If we don’t end the war, war will end us.
H. G. Wells