65 Anti War Quotes On Success In Life

These anti war quotes will inspire you. Anti War, is opposed to war or opposed to war in general or to the conduct of a specific war.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging anti war quotes, anti war sayings, and anti war proverbs.

Best Anti War Quotes

  1. “I believe in only one thing: liberty; but I do not believe in liberty enough to want to force it upon anyone.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  2. “No weapon has ever settled a moral problem. It can impose a solution but it cannot guarantee it to be a just one.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  3. “What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  4. “Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  5. “Do not ever say that the desire to ‘do good’ by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.” ~ Ayn Rand
  6. “If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.” ~ John Lennon
  7. “People do not make wars; governments do.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  8. “The next war… may well bury Western civilization forever.” ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

  9. “We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.” ~ Jimmy Carter
  10. “A people free to choose will always choose peace.” ~ Ronald Reagan , Peace anti war quotes
  11. “Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  12. “A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.” ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

  13. “Statism needs war; a free country does not. Statism survives by looting; a free country survives by producing.” ~ Ayn Rand
  14. “The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.” ~ Albert Einstein
  15. “All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.” ~ Alexis de Tocqueville
  16. “We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom. And now, as in no other age, we seek it because we have been warned, by the power of modern weapons, that peace may be the only climate possible for human life itself.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

  17. “Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  18. “There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  19. “‘Emergencies’ have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.” ~ Friedrich August von Hayek
  20. “Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  21. “Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  22. “It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.” ~ James Madison
  23. “The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure.” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson
  24. “If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  25. “Whoever wants peace among nations must seek to limit the state and its influence most strictly.” ~ Ludwig von Mises”I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  26. “The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  27. “War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  28. “All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.” ~ Francois Fenelon

  29. “The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.” ~ Omar N. Bradley
  30. “I don’t know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace is an interlude during war.” ~ Georges Clemenceau
  31. “It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.” ~ Andre Gide
  32. “He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.” ~ Albert Einstein

  33. “They have always taught and trained you to believe it to be your patriotic duty to go to war and to have yourselves slaughtered at their command. But in all the history of the world you, the people, have never had a voice in declaring war, and strange as it certainly appears, no war by any nation in any age has ever been declared by the people.” ~ Eugene V. Debs
  34. “Today the real test of power is not capacity to make war but capacity to prevent it.” ~ Anne O’Hare McCormick
  35. “The sinews of war are infinite money.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
  36. “Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won.” ~ Duke of Wellington

  37. “War paralyzes your courage and deadens the spirit of true manhood.” ~ Alexander Berkman
  38. “Only the winners decide what were war crimes.” ~ Garry Wills
  39. “Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.” ~ Groucho Marx
  40. “No war by any nation in any age has ever been declared by the people.” ~ Eugene V. Debs

  41. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead
  42. “War’s tragedy is that it uses man’s best to do man’s worst.” ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick
  43. “You can’t have this kind of war. There just aren’t enough bulldozers to scrape the bodies off the streets.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  44. “What is more immoral than war?” ~ Marquis de Sade

  45. “All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities.” ~ Frank Herbert
  46. “War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.” ~ Thomas Mann
  47. “You can’t say civilization don’t advance… in every war they kill you in a new way.” ~ Will Rogers
  48. “All war represents a failure of diplomacy.” ~ Tony Benn

  49. “Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  50. “Any man who has once acclaimed violence as his method must inexorably choose falsehood as his principle.” ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn , Anti war quotes and violence
  51. “Governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deducted from it.” ~ Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  52. “An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war.” ~ Baron de Montesquieu

  53. “We Americans have no commission from God to police the world.” ~ Benjamin Harrison
  54. “We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it.” ~ Edward R. Murrow
  55. “Societies can be sunk by the weight of buried ugliness.” ~ Daniel Goleman
  56. “Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.” ~ Edward Everett

  57. “I hate war… for the dictatorships it puts in the place of democracies, and for the starvation that stalks after it.” ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick
  58. “Their quarrel was no more surprising than are most quarrels — inevitable at the time, incredible afterwards.” ~ E. M. Forster
  59. “The common excuse for those bringing misfortune on others is that they desire their good.” ~ Luc de Clapiers
  60. “There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy.” ~ George Washington

  61. “Throughout the history of the United States , war has been the primary impetus behind the growth and development of the central state. It has been the lever by which presidents and other national officials have bolstered the power of the state in the face of tenacious popular resistance.” ~ Bruce D. Porter
  62. “No weapon has ever settled a moral problem. It can impose a solution but it cannot guarantee it to be a just one. You can wipe out your opponents. But if you do it unjustly you become eligible for being wiped out yourself.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  63. “Search for the truth is the noblest occupation of man; its publication is a duty.” ~ Madame de Stael

  64. “To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace.” ~ Tacitus
  65. “Wars based on principle are far more destructive… the attacker will not destroy that which he is after.” ~ Alan Watts

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