Sun-tzu

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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.Rate it:
War is based on deception.Rate it:
A military operation involves deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective.Rate it:
All warfare is based on deception. There is no place where espionage is not used. Offer the enemy bait to lure him.Rate it:
Appraise war in terms of the fundamental factors. The first of these factors is moral influence.Rate it:
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.
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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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.Rate it:
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.Rate it:
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.Rate it:

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