Who is Karl von Clausewitz?

  • (noun): Prussian general and military theorist who proposed a doctrine of total war and war as an extension of diplomacy (1780-1831).
    Synonyms: Clausewitz

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    War is regarded as nothing but the continuation of state policy with other means.
    —Karl Von Clausewitz (1780–1831)

    No two people see the world exactly alike, and different temperaments will often apply the same principle, recognized by both, differently. Even one and the same person won’t always maintain the same views and judgments: earlier convictions must give way to later ones.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)