Sun Tzu Quotes


59 Sun Tzu quotes:



"So there are five ways of knowing who will win. Those who know when to fight and when not to fight are victorious. Those who discern when to use many or few troops are victorious. Those whose upper and lower ranks have the same desire are victorious."
Author: Tzu Quotes Category: Conflict Quotes
"To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting."
Author: Tzu Quotes Category: Conquest Quotes
"defeat the enemies strategy"
Author: Tzu Quotes Category: Defeat Quotes
"All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near."
Author: Tzu Quotes Category: Deception Quotes
"A military operation involves deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective."
Author: Tzu Quotes Category: Deception Quotes
"One who sets the entire army in motion to chase an advantage will not attain it."
Author: Tzu Quotes Category: Army And Navy Quotes
"Secret operations are essential in war; upon them the army relies to make its every move."
"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
"It is imperative to contest all factions for complete victory, so the army is not garrisoned and the profit can be total. This is the law of strategic siege."
Author: Tzu Quotes Category: Army And Navy Quotes
"Of all those in the army close to the commander none is more intimate than the secret agent; of all rewards none more liberal than those given to secret agents; of all matters none is more confidential than those relating to secret operations."
"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
"Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance."
"The one who figures on victory at headquarters before even doing battle is the one who has the most strategic factors on his side."
Author: Tzu Quotes Category: Victory Quotes
"To perceive victory when it is known to all is not really skilful. Everyone calls victory in battle good, but it is not really good."
Author: Tzu Quotes Category: Victory Quotes
"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
"So it is said that victory can be made."
Author: Tzu Quotes Category: Victory 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."
"Let your plans be dark and as impenetratable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt."
Author: Tzu Quotes Category: Night 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



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