Chinese Philosopher Quotes


205 Chinese Philosopher quotes:



"If you are far from the enemy, make him believe you are near."
"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."
"For them to perceive the advantage of defeating the enemy, they must also have their rewards."
"Confront them with annihilation, and they will then survive; plunge them into a deadly situation, and they will then live. When people fall into danger, they are then able to strive for victory."
"He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious."
"If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril."
"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."
"To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting."
"Now the reason the enlightened prince and the wise general conquer the enemy whenever they move and their achievements surpass those of ordinary men is foreknowledge."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
"When anger rises, think of the consequences."
"To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice."
"Study the past, if you would divine the future."
"To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness."
"All warfare is based on deception."
"Learning without thought is labor lost."


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