First World War famous Sayings and Quotes
A collection of inspirational, wise and humorous old WW1 quotes, WW1 sayings and WW1 proverbs were collected over the years from different sources.
Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom. These are the beginnings of sorrows.
Wars of pen and ink often lead to wars of cannon and bayonets.
The old men were still running the country. The politicians who had caused millions of deaths were now celebrating, as if they had done something wonderful.
The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.
War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.
War is a brutal and fierce means of pacification; it means the suppression of resistance by the destruction or enslavement of the conquered.
First World War Poetry Books
History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.
Casualties many; Percentage of dead not known; Combat efficiency; we are winning.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
War demands sacrifice of the people. It gives only suffering in return.
Those who ignore history’s lessons in the ultimate folly of war are forced to do more than relive them, they may be forced to die by them.
War is an admission of failure.
There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.
Weakness and ambivalence lead to war.
Force and fraud are in war the two cardinal virtues.
This is a war universe. War all the time. That is its nature. There may be other universes based on all sorts of other principles, but ours seems to be based on war and games.
All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones.
All war is a symptom of man’s failure as a thinking animal.
There has been no war without atrocity. War is atrocity, pure and simple: only greed, nationalism and faith help us pretend otherwise.
Wars do not end wars any more than an extraordinarily large conflagration does away with the fire hazard.
There never was a good war, or a bad peace.
The tragedy of war is that it uses man’s best to do man’s worst.
The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.
The act of war is the last option of a democracy.
War is behavior with roots in the single cell of the primeval seas. Eat whatever you touch or it will eat you.
War is what happens when language fails.
We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace.
The great rich nation had made triumphant war, suffered enough for poignancy but not enough for bitterness – hence the carnival, the feasting, the triumph.
War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading.
War being the greatest of evils, all its accessories necessarily partake of the same character.
When the rich wage war it is the poor who die.
To get through a war, a man needs something bigger than himself to fight for.