Sun Tzu Quotes

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Sun Tzu Quotes

[The superstitious, "bound in to saucy doubts and fears," degenerate into cowards and "die many times before their deaths.
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There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.

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So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong, and strike at what is weak.

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The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy.

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

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My eldest brother sees the spirit of sickness and removes it before it takes shape, so his name does not get out of the house. My elder brother cures sickness when it is still extremely minute, so his name does not get out of the neighborhood. As for me, I puncture veins, prescribe potions, and massage skin, so from time to time my name gets out and is heard among the lords.

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If rewards are immoderate, there will be expenditure that does not result in gratitude; if punishments are immoderate, there will be slaughter that does not result in awe.

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To conquer the enemy without resorting to war is the most desirable. The highest form of generalship is to conquer the enemy by strategy.

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Set the troops to their tasks without imparting your designs.

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