Sun Tzu Quotes.
To … not prepare is the greatest of crimes; to be prepared beforehand for any contingency is the greatest of virtues.
If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.
He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious.
There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
Victory usually goes to the army who has better trained officers and men.
He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.
A good commander is benevolent and unconcerned with fame.
The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy.
Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.
Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and you know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know Heaven and you know Earth, you may make your victory complete.
Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.
Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility of victory in the attack.
It is more important to outhink your enemy, than to outfight him
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.
The enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution.