Carl Clausewitz

Carl Clausewitz

German military theorist
Knowledge in war is very simple, being concerned with so few subjects, and only with their final results at that. But this does not make its application easy.More Carl Clausewitz quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every combat is the bloody and destructive measuring of the strength of forces, physical and moral; whoever at the close has the greatest amount of both left is the conqueror.More Carl Clausewitz quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
This tremendous friction which cannot, as in mechanics, be reduced to a few points, is everywhere in contact with chance, and brings about effects that cannot be measured just because they are largely due to chance. ...More Carl Clausewitz quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
War is the realm of uncertainty; three-quarters of the factors on which action in war is based are wrapped in a fog of greater or lesser uncertainty. ... war is the realm of chance. No other human activity gives it greater scope; no other has such incessant and varied dealings with this intruder. Chance makes everything more uncertain and interferes with the whole course of events.More Carl Clausewitz quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
[...] to introduce into the philosophy of war itself a principle of moderation would be an absurdityMore Carl Clausewitz quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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