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The political object is the goal, war is the means of reaching it, and the means can never be considered in isolation form their purposes.


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It is even better to act quickly and err than to hesitate until the time of action is past.
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In war the will is directed at an animate object that reacts.
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War is the province of chance. In no other sphere of human activity must such a margin be left for this intruder. It increases the uncertainty of every circumstance and deranges the course of events.
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The more a general is accustomed to place heavy demands on his soldiers, the more he can depend on their response.
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Principles and rules are intended to provide a thinking man with a frame of reference.
Karl Von Clausewitz

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