I went [to war] because I couldn’t help it. I didn’t want the glory or the pay; I wanted the right thing done.

- Louisa May Alcott, 1863

War to the castles; peace to the cottages.

- Nicolas Chamfort, 1790

Don’t talk to me about naval tradition. It’s nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash.

- Winston Churchill, 1939

As peace is of all goodness, so war is an emblem, a hieroglyphic, of all misery.

- John Donne, 1622

There never was a good war or a bad peace.

- Benjamin Franklin, 1773

You furnish the pictures, and I’ll furnish the war. 

- William Randolph Hearst, 1898

Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come.

- Carl Sandburg, 1936

The fear of war is worse than war itself.

- Seneca, c. 50

I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. War is hell.

- William Tecumseh Sherman, 1879

War is the child of pride, and pride the daughter of riches.

- Jonathan Swift, 1697

Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.

- Mao Zedong, 1938