Sun Tzu Quotes

Therefore a victorious army first wins and then seeks battle; a defeated army first battles and then seeks victory.

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

To a surrounded enemy, you must leave a way of escape.

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When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths, it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce.

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Unhappy is the fate of one who tries to win his battles and succeed in his attacks without cultivating the spirit of enterprise, for the result is waste of time and general stagnation.

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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.

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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!

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Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.

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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

The skilful employer of men will employ the wise man, the brave man, the covetous man, and the stupid man.

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If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight, even though the ruler forbid it; if fighting will not result is victory, then you must not fight, even at the ruler's bidding.

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Secret operations are essential in war; upon them the army relies to make its every move.

Sun Tzu

One who sets the entire army in motion to chase an advantage will not attain it.

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All war is based on deception.

Sun Tzu

All war is based on deception.

Sun Tzu

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