No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
- George S. Patton
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A skilful leech is better far, than half a hundred men of war.
- Samuel Butler
People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.
- Otto von Bismarck
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
When I was a youngster growing up in South Dakota, we never referred to the national debt, it was always referred to as the war debt because it stemmed from World War I.
- George McGovern
What is not conservative about saying, 'Don't go to war unless we go to war properly with a full declaration of war and no other way?'
- Ron Paul
War is hell.
- William Tecumseh Sherman
One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda.
- Douglas MacArthur
In war there is no prize for runner-up.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca