Sun Tzu Quotes

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

Sun Tzu

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

Sun Tzu

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.

Sun Tzu

The proximity of an army causes prices to go up; and high prices cause people's substance to be drained away. When their substance is drained away, they will be afflicted by heavy exactions. With this loss of substance and exhaustion of strength, the homes of the people will be stripped bare, and their incomes dissipated.

Sun Tzu

The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.

Sun Tzu

Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.

Sun Tzu

To perceive victory when it is known to all is not really skilful. Everyone calls victory in battle good, but it is not really good.

Sun Tzu

Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility of victory in the Attack.

Sun Tzu

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.

Sun Tzu

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