Sun Tzu Quotes

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Sun Tzu Quotes
Sun Tzu was a Chinese startegist and philosopher, best known for his text on philosophy of warfare, The Art of War. Here I have compiled down some of the best Sun Tzu quotes from his text "The Art of War", hope you will learn from these quotes.

A leader leads by example, not by force.
Sun Tzu

All warfare is based on deception.
Sun Tzu

Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Sun Tzu

Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.
Sun Tzu

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.
Sun Tzu

Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Sun Tzu

Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
Sun Tzu

Engage people with what they expect; it is what they are able to discern and confirms their projections. It settles them into predictable patterns of response, occupying their minds while you wait for the extraordinary moment — that which they cannot anticipate.
Sun Tzu

Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
Sun Tzu

Every battle is won before it is fought.
Sun Tzu

He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight
Sun Tzu

If the mind is willing, the flesh could go on and on without many things.
Sun Tzu

If words of command are not clear and distinct, if orders are not thoroughly understood, then the general is to blame. But, if orders are clear and the soldiers nevertheless disobey, then it is the fault of their oficers.
Sun Tzu

If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.
Sun Tzu

If you wait by the river long enough, the bodies of your enemies will float by.
Sun Tzu

Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer
Sun Tzu

Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.
Sun Tzu

Move swift as the Wind and closely-formed as the Wood. Attack like the Fire and be still as the Mountain.
Sun Tzu

One mark of a great soldier is that he fight on his own terms or fights not at all.
Sun Tzu

One may know how to conquer without being able to do it.
Sun Tzu

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Sun Tzu

So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong, and strike at what is weak.
Sun Tzu

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
Sun Tzu

Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Sun Tzu

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
Sun Tzu

Thus the expert in battle moves the enemy, and is not moved by him.
Sun Tzu

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
Sun Tzu

Ultimate excellence lies not in winning every battle, but in defeating the enemy without ever fighting.
Sun Tzu

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
Sun Tzu

What the ancients called a clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease.
Sun Tzu

When one treats people with benevolence, justice, and righteoousness, and reposes confidence in them, the army will be united in mind and all will be happy to serve their leaders'.
Sun Tzu

When strong, avoid them. If of high morale, depress them. Seem humble to fill them with conceit. If at ease, exhaust them. If united, separate them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.
Sun Tzu

When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
Sun Tzu

When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
Sun Tzu

You have to believe in yourself.
Sun Tzu
 
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