Sun-tzu

click to add your vote (2 votes)

Famous quotes by Sun-tzu:Sort:PopularA - Z

Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate.
War is based on deception.
A military operation involves deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective.
All warfare is based on deception. There is no place where espionage is not used. Offer the enemy bait to lure him.
Appraise war in terms of the fundamental factors. The first of these factors is moral influence.
If you are near the enemy, make him believe you are far from him.
If you are far from the enemy, make him believe you are near.
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.
Invincibility lies in the defense the possibility of victory in the attack. One defends when his strength is inadequate he attacks when it is abundant.
Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities...It is best to win without fighting.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.

Share your thoughts on Sun-tzu's quotes with the community:

Quote of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE quote delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     

Citation

Use the citation below to add this author page to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Sun-tzu Quotes." Quotes.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 22 Dec. 2014. <http://www.quotes.net/authors/Sun-tzu>.

Missing a quote of Sun-tzu?

Know another good quote of Sun-tzu? Don't keep it to yourself!


The Web's Largest Resource for

Famous Quotes & Sayings


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network