"War is not an exercise of the will directed at an inanimate matter."
"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."Karl Von Clausewitz on Albert Einstein
"One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam."Karl Von Clausewitz on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one."Karl Von Clausewitz on Albert Einstein
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."Karl Von Clausewitz on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills we shall never surrender."Karl Von Clausewitz on Winston Churchill
"Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead."
"Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior."
"Many intelligence reports in war are contradictory even more are false, and most are uncertain."
"Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating."
"To secure peace is to prepare for war."