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Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "mystify, mislead, and surprise the enemy"

mystify, mislead, and surprise the enemy




Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "If he sends reinforcements everywhere, he will everywhere be weak."

If he sends reinforcements everywhere, he will everywhere be weak.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "If those who are sent to draw water begin by drinking themselves, the army is suffering from thirst. [One may know the condition of a whole army from the behavior of a single man.]"

If those who are sent to draw water begin by drinking themselves, the army is suffering from thirst. [One may know the condition of a whole army from the behavior of a single man.]



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "When your army has crossed the border, you should burn your boats and bridges, in order to make it clear to everybody that you have no hankering after home."

When your army has crossed the border, you should burn your boats and bridges, in order to make it clear to everybody that you have no hankering after home.




Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "If there is disturbance in the camp, the general's authority is weak."

If there is disturbance in the camp, the general's authority is weak.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "the worst calamities that befall an army arise from hesitation"

the worst calamities that befall an army arise from hesitation



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "You can be sure of succeeding in your attacks if you only attack places which are undefended."

You can be sure of succeeding in your attacks if you only attack places which are undefended.




Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "Success in warfare is gained by carefully accommodating ourselves to the enemy's purpose."

Success in warfare is gained by carefully accommodating ourselves to the enemy's purpose.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "You can ensure the safety of your defense if you only hold positions that cannot be attacked."

You can ensure the safety of your defense if you only hold positions that cannot be attacked.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "We cannot enter into alliances until we are acquainted with the designs of our neighbors."

We cannot enter into alliances until we are acquainted with the designs of our neighbors.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "Whether in an advantageous position or a disadvantageous one, the opposite state should be always present to your mind."

Whether in an advantageous position or a disadvantageous one, the opposite state should be always present to your mind.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "There are not more than five primary colors  (blue, yellow,   red, white, and black), yet in combination they produce more hues than can ever been seen."

There are not more than five primary colors  (blue, yellow,   red, white, and black), yet in combination they produce more hues than can ever been seen.




Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "When the common soldiers are too strong and their officers too weak, the result is INSUBORDINATION."

When the common soldiers are too strong and their officers too weak, the result is INSUBORDINATION.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "When the officers are too strong and the common soldiers too weak, the result is COLLAPSE."

When the officers are too strong and the common soldiers too weak, the result is COLLAPSE.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare."

There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "The principle on which to manage an army is to set up one standard of courage which all must reach."

The principle on which to manage an army is to set up one standard of courage which all must reach.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "We are not fit to lead an army on the march unless we are familiar with the face of the country -- its mountains and forests, its pitfalls and precipices, its marshes and swamps."

We are not fit to lead an army on the march unless we are familiar with the face of the country -- its mountains and forests, its pitfalls and precipices, its marshes and swamps.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "Danger has a bracing effect."

Danger has a bracing effect.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "To begin by bluster, but afterwards to take fright at the enemy's numbers, shows a supreme lack of intelligence."

To begin by bluster, but afterwards to take fright at the enemy's numbers, shows a supreme lack of intelligence.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "Be stern in the council-chamber, [Show no weakness, and insist on your plans being ratified by the sovereign.] so that you may control the situation."

Be stern in the council-chamber, [Show no weakness, and insist on your plans being ratified by the sovereign.] so that you may control the situation.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "Ground on which we can only be saved from destruction by fighting without delay, is desperate ground."

Ground on which we can only be saved from destruction by fighting without delay, is desperate ground.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "Move swift as the Wind and closely-formed as the Wood. Attack like the Fire and be still as the Mountain."

Move swift as the Wind and closely-formed as the Wood. Attack like the Fire and be still as the Mountain.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "When an invading force crosses a river in its onward march, do not advance to meet it in mid-stream.  It will be best to let half the army get across, and then deliver your attack."

When an invading force crosses a river in its onward march, do not advance to meet it in mid-stream.  It will be best to let half the army get across, and then deliver your attack.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected."

The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected."

Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "Knowing the enemy enables you to take the offensive,  knowing yourself enables you to stand on the defensive."

Knowing the enemy enables you to take the offensive,  knowing yourself enables you to stand on the defensive.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "If his forces are united, separate them."

If his forces are united, separate them.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "who does not know the evils of war cannot appreciate its benefits"

who does not know the evils of war cannot appreciate its benefits



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "do many calculations lead to victory, and few calculations to defeat"

do many calculations lead to victory, and few calculations to defeat



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "A clever general, therefore, avoids an army when its spirit is keen, but attacks it when it is sluggish and inclined to return."

A clever general, therefore, avoids an army when its spirit is keen, but attacks it when it is sluggish and inclined to return.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy."

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, The Art Of War Quotes: "These military devices, leading to victory, must not be divulged beforehand."

These military devices, leading to victory, must not be divulged beforehand.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard."

When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "So long as victory can be attained,   stupid haste is preferable to clever dilatoriness."

So long as victory can be attained,   stupid haste is preferable to clever dilatoriness.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "Therefore, just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant conditions."

Therefore, just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant conditions.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill."

To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "who wishes to fight must first count the cost"

who wishes to fight must first count the cost



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "You can be sure of succeeding in your attacks if you only attack places which are undefended.You can ensure the safety of your defense if you only hold positions that cannot be attacked."

You can be sure of succeeding in your attacks if you only attack places which are undefended.You can ensure the safety of your defense if you only hold positions that cannot be attacked.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "Rouse him, and learn the principle of his activity or inactivity. Force him to reveal himself, so as to find out his vulnerable spots."

Rouse him, and learn the principle of his activity or inactivity. Force him to reveal himself, so as to find out his vulnerable spots.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "O divine art of subtlety and secrecy! Through you we learn to be invisible, through you inaudible, and hence we can hold the enemy's fate in our hands."

O divine art of subtlety and secrecy! Through you we learn to be invisible, through you inaudible, and hence we can hold the enemy's fate in our hands.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "War is like a fire - if you do not put it out, it will burn itself out."

War is like a fire - if you do not put it out, it will burn itself out.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "Great results, can be achieved with small forces."

Great results, can be achieved with small forces.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory is won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory."

Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory is won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "The whole secret lies in confusing the enemy, so that he cannot fathom our real intent."

The whole secret lies in confusing the enemy, so that he cannot fathom our real intent.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "If your opponent is of choleric temper,   seek to irritate him.  Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant."

If your opponent is of choleric temper,   seek to irritate him.  Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared."

He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win"

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "Therefore the clever combatant imposes his will on the enemy, but does not allow the enemy's will to be imposed on him."

Therefore the clever combatant imposes his will on the enemy, but does not allow the enemy's will to be imposed on him.



Sun Tzu, The Art Of War Quotes: "Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak."

Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.