Saturday, August 30, 2008


“If the mind is to emerge unscathed from this relentless struggle with the unforeseen, two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to the truth; and second, the courage to follow this light wherever it may lead.”
- Karl von Clausewitz [1780-1831] participated in the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo; his principal work, On War, is the West's premier work on the philosophy of war.

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