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War Quotes From Writers, Politicians, and More

War plagues thousands of countries across the world, takes millions of lives, and sends many into panic worldwide. Many choose to declare war as a necessary evil on the path towards peace. The war quotes below feature opinions on war from prominent figures throughout history. 

How has war affected your daily life? 

Since the beginning of time, war has been a topic that is widely discussed among powerful, well-known figures. The balance between war and peace has moved up and down drastically throughout the timeline of history, leaving many to give their opinions on which decision is the “right” one. 

In this article, we have gathered opinions on war from politicians, writers, philosophers, and more. 

War quotes from politicians

1. “I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

2. “We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.” – Winston Churchill

3. “I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.” – Ulysses S. Grant

4. “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.” – Dwight D. EisenhowerIf you’re enjoying these quotes, make sure to read our collection of gun violence quotes that illustrate both sides of this social issue.

5. “I don’t oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war.” – Barack Obama

6. “If they are going to have war, they ought to take the old men

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