Monday, February 4, 2013

Quote of the Week

Two qualities are indispensable: 
first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour,
retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; 
and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead.  

Karl Von Clausewitz


Smyril said...

this quote should always be followed by Admiral Stockdale quote:

“This is a very important lesson. You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end — which you can never afford to lose — with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.”
Stockdale Paradox

immagikman said...

Odd how some of the sharpest thinkers were in the Wehrmacht, brilliant minds lead down the wrong path. He was one of the more philosophical Military leaders.

chicken garden said...

Klasewtitz was in the Prusdian and Russian armies fighting, and losing to Napoleon. His philosophy was hard-won