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NUMBER: 1915
AUTHOR: Karl von Clausewitz (1780–1831)
QUOTATION: 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.
ATTRIBUTION: KARL VON CLAUSEWITZ, On War, trans. O. J. Matthijs Jolles, book 1, chapter 1, section 24, p. 16 (1943). Originally published in 1833.