In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
— Winston Churchill

Nothing is more dangerous in wartime than to live in the temperamental atmosphere of a Gallup Poll, always feeling ones pulse and taking ones temperature. I see that a speaker at the week-end said that this was a time when leaders should keep their ears to the ground. All I can say is that the British nation will find it very hard to look up to leaders who are detected in that somewhat ungainly posture.
Winston Churchill wartime quote

When the time for recognition of service to the nation in wartime comes to be considered, Bob Hope should be high on the list. This man drives himself and is driven. It is impossible to see how he can do so much, can cover so much ground, can work so hard, and can be so effective. He works month after month at a pace that would kill most people.
— John Steinbeck

Getting emotional about things is a peacetime luxury. In wartime, it's much too painful.
— Edmund H. North

The services in wartime are fit only for desperadoes, but in peace are only fit for fools.
— wartime quotation by Benjamin Disraeli