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Carl von Clausewitz Quotes: No one starts a war--or rather, no one in his sense ought to do so--without first being clear in his mind what he intends to achieve by the war and how he intends to conduct it.
         

No one starts a war--or rather, no one in his sense ought to do so--without first being clear in his mind what he intends to achieve by the war and how he intends to conduct it.


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The enemy of a good plan is the dream of a perfect plan.

The enemy of a good plan is the dream of a perfect plan.



War is not an independent phenomenon, but the continuation of politics by different means.

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To secure peace is to prepare for war.

To secure peace is to prepare for war.



Tactics is the art of using troops in battle; strategy is the art of using battles to win the war

Tactics is the art of using troops in battle; strategy is the art of using battles to win the war



Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.

Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.



To achieve victory we must mass our forces at the hub of all power & movement. The enemy's 'Center of Gravity'

To achieve victory we must mass our forces at the hub of all power & movement. The enemy's 'Center of Gravity'



It is even better to act quickly and err than to hesitate until the time of action is past.

It is even better to act quickly and err than to hesitate until the time of action is past.



Be audacious and cunning in your plans, firm and persevering in their execution, determined to find a glorious end.

Be audacious and cunning in your plans, firm and persevering in their execution, determined to find a glorious end.



Criticism exists only to recognize the truth, not to act as judge.

Criticism exists only to recognize the truth, not to act as judge.



The first, the supreme, the most far-reaching act of judgment that the statesman and commander have to make is to establish ... the kind of war on which they are embarking.

The first, the supreme, the most far-reaching act of judgment that the statesman and commander have to make is to establish ... the kind of war on which they are embarking.





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