Sun Tzu Quotes

59 Sun Tzu 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
"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."
"Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility of victory in the Attack."
"All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved."
"Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting."
"The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand."
"When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths, it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce."
"All warfare is based on deception."
"There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare."
"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?"
"The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities...It is best to win without fighting."
Author: Tzu Quotes Category: Victory Quotes
"The proximity of an army causes prices to go up; and high prices cause people's substance to be drained away. When their substance is drained away, they will be afflicted by heavy exactions. With this loss of substance and exhaustion of strength, the homes of the people will be stripped bare, and their incomes dissipated."
Author: Tzu Quotes Category: Army And Navy 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
"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."
"A wise general makes a point of foraging of the enemy."
Author: Tzu Quotes Category: Enemies Quotes
"O divine art of subtlety and secrecy! Through you we learn to be invisible, through you inaudible and hence we can hold the enemy's fate in our hands."
Author: Tzu Quotes Category: Secrets Quotes
"He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious."
"Let your plans be dark and as impenetratable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt."
Author: Tzu Quotes Category: Night Quotes
"Therefore the skilful leader subdues the enemy's troops without any fighting; he captures their cities without laying siege to them; he overthrows their kingdom without lengthy operations in the field."
"Therefore a victorious army first wins and then seeks battle; a defeated army first battles and then seeks victory."
Author: Tzu Quotes Category: Army And Navy Quotes

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