Karl Clausewitz Quotes


5 Karl Clausewitz quotes:



"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."
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"Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating."
"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."
"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."
Author: Clausewitz Quotes Category: Mind Quotes
"A conqueror is always a lover of peace."
Author: Clausewitz Quotes Category: Peace Quotes



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