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All Quotes by author - Carl von Clausewitz
" A conqueror is always a lover of peace. "
" All action takes place, so to speak, in a kind of twilight, which like a fog or moonlight, often tends to make things seem grotesque and larger than they really are. "
" Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating. "
" Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior. "
" Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult. "
" If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of all obstacles. "
" I shall proceed from the simple to the complex. But in war more than in any other subject we must begin by looking at the nature of the whole; for here more than elsewhere the part and the whole must always be thought of together. "
" It is even better to act quickly and err than to hesitate until the time of action is past. "
" Many intelligence reports in war are contradictory; even more are false, and most are uncertain. "
" Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity. "
" Politics is the womb in which war develops. "
" Principles and rules are intended to provide a thinking man with a frame of reference. "
" Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination. "
" The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy. "
" The more a general is accustomed to place heavy demands on his soldiers, the more he can depend on their response. "
" The political object is the goal, war is the means of reaching it, and the means can never be considered in isolation from their purposes. "
" To secure peace is to prepare for war. "
" Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead. "
" War is not an exercise of the will directed at an inanimate matter. "
" War is not an independent phenomenon, but the continuation of politics by different means. "
" War is not merely a political act but a real political instrument, a continuation of political intercourse, a carrying out of the same by other means. "
" War is regarded as nothing but the continuation of state policy with other means. "
" War is the continuation of politics by other means. "
" War is the domain of physical exertion and suffering. "
" War is the province of danger. "
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