Sun Tzu Quotes

Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy.

Sun Tzu

If you are far from the enemy, make him believe you are near.

Sun Tzu

A leader leads by example not by Force.

Sun Tzu

To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.

Sun Tzu

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

A military operation involves deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective.

Sun Tzu

Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.

Sun Tzu

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.

Sun Tzu

If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.

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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.

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So the important thing in a military operation is victory, not persistence.

Sun Tzu

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.

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The one who figures on victory at headquarters before even doing battle is the one who has the most strategic factors on his side

Sun Tzu

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

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

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