115 Total Quotes

Sun Tzu Quotes

Sun Tzu
Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.
Sun Tzu
#Chinese Philosopher #Children

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The ultimate in disposing one's troops is to be without ascertainable shape. Then the most penetrating spies cannot pry in nor can the wise lay plans against you.
Sun Tzu
#Troops

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There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard.
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#Combinations

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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.
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#Chinese Philosopher

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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.
Sun Tzu
#Conflict

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There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.
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#Chinese Philosopher

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Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.
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#Chinese Philosopher #Arrogance

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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.
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#Chinese Philosopher #Country

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One who sets the entire army in motion to chase an advantage will not attain it.
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#Army

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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.
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#Chinese Philosopher

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Let your plans be dark and as impenetratable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.
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#Night

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Secret operations are essential in war; upon them the army relies to make its every move.
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#Chinese Philosopher #Army

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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.
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#Chinese Philosopher #Money

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It is essential to seek out enemy agents who have come to conduct espionage against you and to bribe them to serve you. Give them instructions and care for them. Thus doubled agents are recruited and used.
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#Chinese Philosopher #Agents

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Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
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#Action #Chinese Philosopher

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defeat the enemies strategy
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#Defeat

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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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#Chinese Philosopher #Defeat

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The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.
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#Chinese Philosopher

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The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
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#Chinese Philosopher #Defeat

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The enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution.
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#Chinese Philosopher #Caution