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Karl von Clausewitz
(1780-1831) born on
Jun 01
Prussian military leader, author. His writings and book "On War," expounded the philosophy of war and had enormous effect on military strategy, tactics in World Wars.
         
   
F
Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity.

R
In war the will is directed at an animate object that reacts.
A
Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.
N
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.
K
If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of all obstacles.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Leadership: A Treasury of Great Quotations," by William and Leonard Safire, 1990.
R: In "The Harper Book of Quotations," by Robert I. Fitzhenry, 1993.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: "War, Politics and Power," 1962.
K: From an Internet collection of quotations.
   


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