Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu or Sunzi was a Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher during the Zhou dynasty's Spring and Autumn Period.

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The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.Rate it:
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first then seek to win.Rate it:
Hence that general is skilful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skilful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.Rate it:
O divine art of subtlety and secrecy! Through you we learn to be invisible, through you inaudible and hence we can hold the enemy's fate in our hands.Rate it:
Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.Rate it:
Sweat more during peace: bleed less during warRate it:
The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.Rate it:
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.Rate it:
Therefore the skilful leader subdues the enemy's troops without any fighting; he captures their cities without laying siege to them; he overthrows their kingdom without lengthy operations in the field.Rate it:
War is a matter of vital importance to the State; the province of life or death; the road to survival or ruin. It is mandatory that it be thoroughly studied.Rate it:
When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths, it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce.Rate it:

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