German Proverbs About War


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How would you say that peace is better than war, even if you have less?

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1. What is the meaning behind this long proverb: Friede macht Reichtum, Reichtum macht Übermut, Übermut bringt Krieg, Krieg bringt Armut, Armut macht Demut, Demut macht wieder Frieden?

2. How would you say: 'War is easier to start than to end'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You will gauge how well you know German proverbs regarding the impact and travesties of war with this quiz/worksheet combo. You must be able to translate given phrases and understand the meanings of these proverbs to complete this assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can successfully complete this quiz if you are able to:

  • Select the German phrase that expresses 'Peace is better than war, even if you have less'
  • Identify the meaning of a given German proverb
  • Recall how to say 'War is easier to start than to end' in German
  • Note the German phrase that describes the injustices during war
  • Give the meaning of Krieg verzehrt, Was Friede beschert

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as which German phrase relates to the injustices of war
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the meaning of Krieg verzehrt, Was Friede beschert
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to translate 'Peace is better than war, even if you have less' and 'War is easier to start than to end' into German

Additional Learning

Review more details by accessing the lesson titled German Proverbs About War. You can expect to learn more about:

  • Which German proverbs address the benefits of peace
  • The German proverb ideologically similar to Besser ein Ei im Frieden als ein Ochs im Kriege
  • Which proverbs relate to the course of fighting a war