The Art of War

“Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.”
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.”
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity”
― Sun TzuA Arte da Guerra

“The greatest victory is that which requires no battle.”
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Engage people with what they expect; it is what they are able to discern and confirms their projections. It settles them into predictable patterns of response, occupying their minds while you wait for the extraordinary moment — that which they cannot anticipate.”
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Thus we may know that there are five essentials for victory:
1 He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.
2 He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces.
3 He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks.
4 He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared.
5 He will win who has military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign.”
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“who wishes to fight must first count the cost”
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“One may know how to conquer without being able to do it. ”
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know Heaven and know Earth, you may make your victory complete.”
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Thus the expert in battle moves the enemy, and is not moved by him.”
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Attack is the secret of defense; defense is the planning of an attack.”
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril.”
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared.”
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Begin by seizing something which your opponent holds dear; then he will be amenable to your will.”
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Disorder came from order, fear came from courage, weakness came from strength.”
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat.”
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Conform to the enemy’s tactics until a favorable opportunity offers; then come forth and engage in a battle that shall prove decisive.”
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.”
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Foreknowledge cannot be gotten from ghosts and spirits, cannot be had by analogy, cannot be found out by calculation. It must be obtained from people, people who know the conditions of the enemy.”
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“Do not swallow bait offered by the enemy. Do not interfere with an army that is returning home.”
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

“By reinforcing every part, he weakens every part.”
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

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