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.
Quote by Sun Tzu
It is imperative to contest all factions for complete victory, so the army is not...
If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a...
War is based on deception.
Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
The art of giving orders is not to try to rectify the minor blunders and...
The skillful leader subdues the enemy's troops without any fighting; he captures their cities without...
To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists...
Do not press an enemy at bay.
The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity...
If you are far from the enemy, make him believe you are near.
Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory...
Now the reason the enlightened prince and the wise general conquer the enemy whenever they...
To perceive victory when it is known to all is not really skilful. Everyone calls...
The enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution.
So the important thing in a military operation is victory, not persistence.
Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the...
Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.
He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious.
There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.