Carl von Clausewitz

1780 - 1831

A Quote by Carl von Clausewitz on violence and war

War therefore is an act of violence to compel our opponent to fulfil our will.

Carl von Clausewitz (1780 - 1831)

Source: On War

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A Quote by Carl von Clausewitz on peace, preparation, security, and war

To secure peace is to prepare for war.

Carl von Clausewitz (1780 - 1831)

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A Quote by Carl von Clausewitz on facts, humanity, and war

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 (1780 - 1831)

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