My Favorite Quotes
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 Karl Clausewitz - “War is regarded as nothing but the continuation of politics by other means.”
 Karl Clausewitz - “What this task requires in the way of higher intellectual gifts is a sense of unity and a power of judgement, raised to a marvelous pitch of vision, which easily grasps and dismisses a thousand remote possibilities an ordinary mind would labor to identify, and wear itself out in doing so.”
 Karl Clausewitz - “Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.”
 Karl Clausewitz - “A conqueror is always a lover of peace.”
 Karl Clausewitz - “The difficulty of accurate recognition constitutes one of the most serious sources of friction in war... War has a way of masking the stage with scenery crudely daubed with fearsome apparitions.”
 Karl Clausewitz - “The more a general is accustomed to place heavy demands on his soldiers, the more he can depend on their response.”
 Karl Clausewitz - “War is the province of danger.”
 Karl Clausewitz - “Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.”
 Karl Clausewitz - “If the mind is to emerge unscathed from this relentless struggle with the unforeseen, two qualities are indispensable first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to the truth and second, the courage to follow this light wherever it may lead.”
 Karl Clausewitz - “Savage peoples are ruled by passion, civilized peoples by the mind. The difference lies not in the respective natures of savagery and civilization, but in their attendant circumstances, institutions, and so forth. The difference, therefore, does not operate in every sense, but it does in most of them. Even the most civilized peoples, in short, can be fired with passionate hatred for each other.”
 Karl Clausewitz - “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.”
 Karl Clausewitz - “It is even better to act quickly and err than to hesitate until the time of action is past.”
 Karl Clausewitz - “Lastly, the great uncertainty of all data in War is a peculiar difficulty, because all action must, to a certain extent, be planned in a mere twilight, which in addition not infrequently - like the effect of a fog or moonshine - gives to things exagg”
 Karl Clausewitz - “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.”
 Karl von Clausewitz - “War is the province of chance. In no other sphere of human activity must such a margin be left for this intruder. It increases the uncertainty of every circumstance and deranges the course of events.”
 Karl von Clausewitz - “In war the will is directed at an animate object that reacts.”
 Karl von Clausewitz - “Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity.”
 Karl von Clausewitz - “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.”
 Karl von Clausewitz - “Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.”
 Carl von Clausewitz - “The fact that slaughter is a horrifying spectacle must make us take war more seriously, but not provide an excuse for gradually blunting our swords in the name of humanity. Sooner or later someone will come along with a sharp sword and hack off our arms.”
 Carl von Clausewitz - “To secure peace is to prepare for war.”
 Karl von Clausewitz - “Let us not hear of generals who conquer without bloodshed. If a bloody slaughter is a horrible sight, then that is a ground for paying more respect to war but not for making the sword we wear blunter and blunter by degrees from feelings of humanity, until someone steps in with one that is sharp and lops off the arm from our body.”
 Carl von Clausewitz - “War therefore is an act of violence to compel our opponent to fulfil our will.”
 Karl von Clausewitz - “War is nothing but the continuation of politics by other means.”
 Carl von Clausewitz - “War - An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.”

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