War is the province of danger.
A conqueror is always a lover of peace.
Politics is the womb in which war develops.
War is the continuation of politics by other means.
War is the domain of physical exertion and suffering.
The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy.
Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
War is not an exercise of the will directed at an inanimate matter.
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.