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    If your opponent is of choleric temper, irritate him.
    — Sun Tzu
    A good commander is benevolent and unconcerned with fame.
    tags: fame
    — Sun Tzu
    If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.
    tags: enemies fear enemy battle
    — Sun Tzu
    There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.
    — Sun Tzu
    He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious.
    tags: fight
    — Sun Tzu
    Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility of victory in the attack.
    tags: lies victory possibility
    — Sun Tzu
    Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.
    tags: enemies fight enemy battle
    — Sun Tzu
    If we know that our own men are in a condition to attack, but are unaware that the enemy is not open to attack, we have gone only halfway towards victory.
    tags: enemies men victory gone enemy
    — Sun Tzu
    If fighting is sure to result in victory, than you must fight, even though the ruler forbid it; if fighting will not result in victory, then you must not fight even at the ruler's bidding.
    tags: fight victory fighting
    — Sun Tzu
    Balk the enemy's power; force him to reveal himself.
    — Sun Tzu
    Victory usually goes to the army who has better trained officers and men.
    tags: men victory
    — Sun Tzu
    What is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy.
    tags: strategy war
    — Sun Tzu
    The value of time, that is of being a little ahead of your opponent, often provides greater advantage than superior numbers or greater resources.
    tags: time value advantage
    — Sun Tzu
    So the principles of warfare are: Do not depend on the enemy not coming, but depend on our readiness against him. Do not depend on the enemy not attacking, but depend on our position that cannot be attacked.
    tags: enemies enemy
    — Sun Tzu
    Who can determine where one ends and the other begins?
    — Sun Tzu
    The control of a large force is the same principle as the control of a few men: it is merely a question of dividing up their numbers.
    tags: control questions
    — Sun Tzu
    If it is to your advantage, make a forward move; if not, stay where you are.
    tags: advantage
    — Sun Tzu
    If there is disturbance in the camp, the general's authority is weak. If the banners and flags are shifted about, sedition is afoot. If the officers are angry, it means that the men are weary.
    tags: men authority
    — Sun Tzu
    Should the enemy forestall you in occupying a pass, do not go after him if the pass is fully garrisoned, but only if it is weakly garrisoned.
    tags: enemies enemy
    — Sun Tzu
    To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence.
    tags: excellence victory
    — Sun Tzu
    The control of large numbers is possible, and like unto that of small numbers, if we subdivide them.
    tags: control
    — Sun Tzu
    If the enemy opens the door, you must race in.
    tags: enemies enemy race
    — Sun Tzu
    One who sets the entire army in motion to chase an advantage will not attain it.
    tags: advantage
    — Sun Tzu
    For them to perceive the advantage of defeating the enemy, they must also have their rewards.
    tags: enemies enemy advantage
    — Sun Tzu
    Should one ask: 'how do I cope with a well-ordered enemy host about to attack me?' I reply: seize something he cherishes and he will conform to your desires.
    tags: desires enemies enemy
    — Sun Tzu
    Too frequent rewards indicate that the general is at the end of his resources; too frequent punishments that he is in acute distress.
    tags: punishment
    — Sun Tzu
    For the wise man delights in establishing his merit, the brave man likes to show his courage in action, the covetous man is quick at seizing advantages, and the stupid man has no fear of death.
    tags: death fear men action wise courage advantage
    — Sun Tzu
    When the enemy is at ease, be able to weary him; when well fed, to starve him; when at rest, to make him move. Appear at places to which he must hasten; move swiftly where he does not expect you.
    tags: enemies enemy
    — Sun Tzu
    Those who do not know the plans of competitors cannot prepare alliances. Those who do not know the lay of the land cannot maneuver their forces. Those who do not use local guides cannot take advantage of the ground.
    tags: advantage
    — Sun Tzu
    Invincibility lies in the defense; the possibility of victory in the attack.
    tags: lies victory possibility
    — Sun Tzu
    Therefore, just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant conditions.
    tags: water
    — Sun Tzu
    One who speaks deferentially but increases his preparations will advance. One who speaks belligerently and advances hastily will retreat.
    — Sun Tzu
    Victory comes from finding opportunities in problems.
    tags: problem victory opportunities
    — Sun Tzu
    It is more important to outhink your enemy, than to outfight him
    tags: enemies enemy
    — Sun Tzu
    The peak efficiency of knowledge and strategy is to make conflict unnecessary.
    tags: strategy conflict
    — Sun Tzu
    When the general is weak and without authority; when his orders are not clear and distinct; when there are no fixed duties assigned to officers and men, and the ranks are formed in a slovenly haphazard manner, the result is utter disorganization.
    tags: men
    — Sun Tzu
    A kingdom that has once been destroyed can never come again into being; nor can the dead ever be brought back to life.
    — Sun Tzu
    Kill one, terrify a thousand.
    — Sun Tzu
    The ultimate in disposing one's troops is to be without ascertainable shape. Then the most penetrating spies cannot pry in nor can the wise lay plans against you.
    tags: wise
    — Sun Tzu
    If, however, you are indulgent, but unable to make your authority felt; kind-hearted, but unable to enforce your commands; and incapable, moreover, of quelling disorder: then your soldiers must be likened to spoilt children; they are useless for any practical purpose.
    tags: authority
    — Sun Tzu
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    sun tzu
    Birth    : 544 BC
    Death  : 496 BC
    Occupation  : Strategist

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