Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
I shall proceed from the simple to the complex. But in war more than in any other subject we must begin by looking at the nature of the whole; for here more than elsewhere the part and the whole must always be thought of together.
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.
Men are always more inclined to pitch their estimate of the enemy's strength too high than too low, such is human nature.