Sun Tzu Quotes


59 Sun Tzu quotes:



"Opportunities multiply as they are seized."
"He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious."
"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?"
"Supreme excellence in warfare consists of subduing the enemy without fighting."
Author: Tzu Quotes Category: Excellence Quotes
"Do not press an enemy at bay."
Author: Tzu Quotes Category: Enemies Quotes
"A wise general makes a point of foraging of the enemy."
Author: Tzu Quotes Category: Enemies Quotes
"Therefore the victories of good warriors are not noted for cleverness or bravery. Therefore their victories in battle are not flukes. Their victories are not flukes because they position themselves where they will surely win, prevailing over those wh"
Author: Tzu Quotes Category: Brave Quotes
"The enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution."
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight, even though the ruler forbid it; if fighting will not result is victory, then you must not fight, even at the ruler's bidding."
"Unhappy is the fate of one who tries to win his battles and succeed in his attacks without cultivating the spirit of enterprise, for the result is waste of time and general stagnation."
Author: Tzu Quotes Category: Fate Quotes
"Hence that general is skilful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skilful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack."
"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."
"If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles."
"To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence."
"You have to believe in yourself."
Author: Tzu Quotes Category: Chinese Philosopher Quotes Self-confidence Quotes
"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."
Author: Tzu Quotes Category: Chinese Philosopher Quotes Skill Quotes
"The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom."
"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."
"If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are not unduly long, it is not because they are disinclined to longevity."
"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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