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Sun Tzu
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
Sun Tzu
In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact to shatter and destroy it is not so good.
Sun Tzu
In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact to shatter and destroy it is not so good.
Sun Tzu
Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.
Sun Tzu
Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts. Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared.
Sun Tzu
If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.
Sun Tzu
In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact to shatter and destroy it is not so good.
Sun Tzu
The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy.
Sun Tzu
The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.
Sun Tzu
The enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution.
Sun Tzu
It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying, and thereby they achieve great results.
Sun Tzu
Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
Sun Tzu
It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying, and thereby they achieve great results.
Sun Tzu
He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.
Sun Tzu
All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.
Sun Tzu
Now the reason the enlightened prince and the wise general conquer the enemy whenever they move and their achievements surpass those of ordinary men is foreknowledge.
Sun Tzu
The skilful employer of men will employ the wise man, the brave man, the covetous man, and the stupid man.
Sun Tzu
If we know that our own men are in a condition to attack, but are unaware that the enemy is not open to attack, we have gone only halfway towards victory.
Sun Tzu
If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches if their lives are not unduly long, it is not because they are disinclined to longevity.
Sun Tzu
All war is deception.
Sun Tzu
There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.
Sun Tzu
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
Sun Tzu
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
Sun Tzu
In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact to shatter and destroy it is not so good.
Sun Tzu
Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.
Sun Tzu
Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy.
Sun Tzu
All war is based on deception.
Sun Tzu
There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited.
Sun Tzu
Secret operations are essential in war upon them the army relies to make its every move.
Sun Tzu
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Sun Tzu
There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard. There are not more than five primary colours, yet in combinationthey produce more hues than can ever been seen.There are not more than five cardinal tastes, yet combinations ofthem yield more flavours than can ever be tasted.
Sun Tzu
The wise warrior avoids the battle.
Sun Tzu
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
Sun Tzu
Foreknowledge cannot be gotten from ghosts and spirits, cannot be had by analogy, cannot be found out by calculation. It must be obtained from people, people who know the conditions of the enemy.
Sun Tzu
One hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the most skillful, subduing the other's military without battle is the most skillful.
Sun Tzu
But a kingdom that has once been destroyed can never come again into being; nor can the dead ever be brought back to life.
Sun Tzu
Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Sun Tzu
You can be sure of succeeding in your attacks if you only attack places which are undefended.You can ensure the safety of your defense if you only hold positions that cannot be attacked.
Sun Tzu
Engage people with what they expect; it is what they are able to discern and confirms their projections. It settles them into predictable patterns of response, occupying their minds while you wait for the extraordinary moment
Sun Tzu
All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.
Sun Tzu
If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected .
Sun Tzu
To know your Enemy, you must become your Enemy.
Sun Tzu
Move swift as the Wind and closely-formed as the Wood. Attack like the Fire and be still as the Mountain.
Sun Tzu
The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.
Sun Tzu
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
Sun Tzu
To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.
Sun Tzu
who wishes to fight must first count the cost
Sun Tzu
One mark of a great soldier is that he fight on his own terms or fights not at all.
Sun Tzu
Rouse him, and learn the principle of his activity or inactivity. Force him to reveal himself, so as to find out his vulnerable spots.
Sun Tzu
When one treats people with benevolence, justice, and righteoousness, and reposes confidence in them, the army will be united in mind and all will be happy to serve their leaders'.
Sun Tzu
There are roads which must not be followed, armies which must not be attacked, towns which must not be besieged, positions which must not be contested, commands of the sovereign which must not be obeyed.
Sun Tzu
Great results, can be achieved with small forces.
Sun Tzu
The whole secret lies in confusing the enemy, so that he cannot fathom our real intent.
Sun Tzu
If your opponent is of choleric temper,  seek to irritate him.  Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant.
Sun Tzu
Attack is the secret of defense; defense is the planning of an attack.
Sun Tzu
He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared.
Sun Tzu
Be where your enemy is not.
Sun Tzu
Bravery without forethought, causes a man to fight blindly and desperately like a mad bull.  Such an opponent, must not be encountered with brute force, but may be lured into an ambush and slain.
Sun Tzu
When we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away...
Sun Tzu
Through you we learn to be invisible, through you inaudible; and hence we can hold the enemy's fate in our hands.
Sun Tzu
If those who are sent to draw water begin by drinking themselves, the army is suffering from thirst. [One may know the condition of a whole army from the behavior of a single man.]
Sun Tzu
Therefore, just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant conditions.
Sun Tzu
Whoever is first in the field and awaits the coming of the enemy, will be fresh for the fight; whoever is second in the field and has to hasten to battle will arrive exhausted.
Sun Tzu
Standing on the defensive indicates insufficient strength; attacking, a superabundance of strength.
Sun Tzu
the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
Sun Tzu
Do not swallow bait offered by the enemy. Do not interfere with an army that is returning home.
Sun Tzu
It is the rule in war, if our forces are ten to the enemy's one, to surround him; if five to one, to attack him; if twice as numerous, to divide our army into two.
Sun Tzu
For should the enemy strengthen his van, he will weaken his rear; should he strengthen his rear, he will weaken his van; should he strengthen his left, he will weaken his right; should he strengthen his right, he will weaken his left. If he sends reinforcements everywhere, he will everywhere be weak.
Sun Tzu
If we wish to fight, the enemy can be forced to an engagement even though he be sheltered behind a high rampart and a deep ditch. All we need do is attack some other place that he will be obliged to relieve.
Sun Tzu
When you start a fire, be to windward of it. Do not attack from the leeward.
Sun Tzu
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.
Sun Tzu
If soldiers are punished before they have grown attached to you, they will not prove submissive;and, unless submissive, then will be practically useless. If, when the soldiers have become attachedto you, punishments are not enforced, they will still be unless.
Sun Tzu
Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.