The best Quotes by Carl von Clausewitz

The best Quotes by Carl von Clausewitz

Carl Philipp Gottfried (or Gottlieb) von Clausewitz (1 June 1780 – 16 November 1831) was a Prussian general and military theorist who stressed the "moral", in modern terms meaning psychological, and political aspects of waging war.

War is merely the continuation of policy by other means.
On War
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Strength of character does not consist solely in having powerful feelings, but in maintaining one’s balance in spite of them.
On War
War therefore is an act of violence to compel our opponent to fulfill our will.
On War
Everything in war is simple, but the simplest thing is difficult.
On War

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Oh, great warrior? Wars not make one great.
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I don't want to be in a battle, but waiting on the edge of one I can't escape is even worse.
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They got money for the war, but can't feed the poor.
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War is when the young and stupid are tricked by the old and bitter into killing each other.
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I was a warrior who dreamed he could bring peace. Sooner or later though, you always have to wake up.
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This is how it's done. When people are sittin' on shit that you want, you make 'em your enemy. Then you're justified in taking it.
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War educates the senses, calls into action the will, perfects the physical constitution, brings men into such swift and close collision in critical moments that man measures man.
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An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
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The stronger we are, the less likely a war is.
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A wise king never seeks out war, but he must always be ready for it.
Odin in Thor
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War is young men dying and old men talking. You know this. Ignore the politics.
Odysseus in Troy
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Sometimes, a truce is the most important part of a war.
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Who overcomes
By force, hath overcome but half his foe.
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War. War never changes.
Narrator in Fallout
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Imagine a king who fights his own battles. Wouldn't that be a sight?
Achilles in Troy
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We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Martin Luther King - Rede in St. Louis
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A brilliant man would find a way not to fight a war.
Admiral Yamamoto in Pearl Harbor
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Only the dead have seen the end of war.
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No longer certain, that one ever does win a war, I am. For in fighting the battles, the bloodshed, already lost we have.
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In war, truth is the first casualty.
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One can go to war alone, but you can't build peace alone.
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Kill a few hundred people, they make you a lord. Kill a few thousand, they make you king.
Bronn in Game of Thrones - Season 8 Episode 4
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Those who want peace should prepare for war and be strong.
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The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
1
The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.
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The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
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Fear breeds a desire for simplicity. Good and evil. Right and wrong. Chains of command.
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Only the dead have seen the end of war.
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What honor can we find on a battlefield while our people starve?
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Stand in the ashes of a trillion dead souls, and ask the ghosts if honor matters.
Javik in Mass Effect
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Force answers force, war breeds war, and death only brings death. To break this vicious circle one must do more than just act without any thought or doubt.
Khan in Metro - 2033
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Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024
We've had a lot of away games in the Champions League this season where we've heard the fans. When I think of the game in Newcastle, where you can hear our fans the whole time, even though it was said beforehand that Newcastle is the loudest stadium in England – that's really saying something. We are looking forward to our fans, they will deliver again in Paris.
I felt like a child amongst all the established players. First of all I had to prove myself in training and earn respect and over several months show what I was capable of.
Florian Wirtz - July 2021
Recently, on my 18th birthday, my mother showed me a note from my time at primary school. We had to write down what we wanted to be. The only thing I'd written was: football player. I really did always want that and started early on to kick everything I came across: balloons, balls and anything else lying around the house. There was a lot flying about at our place.
Florian Wirtz - July 2021
Your mom's so fat, even in Minecraft she appears round.
One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
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What do you call an Asian Dwayne Johnson?
The Wok.
I'm paranoid. On my stationary bike, I have a rear view mirror.
When you're in love it's the most glorious two and a half days of your life.
I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back.
I tried phone sex - it gave me an ear infection.
During sex I fantasize that I'm someone else.
I like to read biographies of authors that I love, like Richard Yates. I also like to see what non-fiction authors are out there. My bible is Something Happened. It's one of the greatest books I've ever read. But if I don't read a Dostoevsky soon I'm going to kill myself.
For 45 years I've worked without an audience.
I love being famous. It validates that I have something to say.

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