- A skilled
commander seeks victory from the situation and does not demand
it of his subordinates.
Tzu # Wisdom,
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
Tzu # Enemy,
- 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.
Tzu # Art
of War, Inspirational,
- For 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.
Tzu # Victory,
- Can you
imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
Tzu # Imagination,
your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into
the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons,
and they will stand by you even unto death.
Tzu # Army,
- The skilful
employer of men will employ the wise man, the brave man, the
covetous man, and the stupid man.
Tzu # Employment,
- You have
to believe in yourself.
Tzu # Belief,
- It is
said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you
will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not
know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and
lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you
will be imperiled in every single battle.
Tzu # Enemy,
of War, Self
- Let your
plans be dark and as impenetratable as night, and when you
move, fall like a thunderbolt.
Tzu # Planning,
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