War is not an independent phenomenon, but the continuation of politics by different means.
War is not merely a political act but a real political instrument, a continuation of political intercourse, a carrying out of the same by other means.
War is regarded as nothing but the continuation of state policy with other means.
War is the continuation of politics by other means.
War is the domain of physical exertion and suffering.
War is the province of danger.
War therefore is an act of violence to compel our opponent to fulfill our will.
War is such a dangerous business that mistakes that come from kindness are the very worst.
To introduce into the philosophy of War itself a principle of moderation would be an absurdity.
War is an act of violence pushed to its utmost bounds.
War Is Merely the Continuation of Policy by Other Means We see, therefore, that war is not merely an act of policy but a true political instrument, a continuation of political intercourse carried on with other means. What remains peculiar to war is simply the peculiar nature of its means.
Action in war is like movement in a resistant element. Just as the simplest and most natural of movements, walking, cannot easily be performed in water, so in war it is difficult for normal efforts to achieve even moderate results.
The invention of gunpowder and the constant improvement of firearms are enough in themselves to show that the advance of civilization has done nothing practical to alter or deflect the impulse to destroy the enemy, which is central to the very idea of war.
...only the element of chance is needed to make war a gamble, and that element is never absent.
...in the whole range of human activities, war most closely resembles a game of cards.