Sun Tzu (500BC) [Sunzi] Chinese military strategist, philosopher

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Every battle is won before it is ever fought. (The Art of War) - Sun Tzu [Sunzi]
The principle on which to manage an army is to set up one standard of courage which all must reach. (The Art of War) - Sun Tzu [Sunzi]
The enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution. (The Art of War) - Sun Tzu [Sunzi]
If, on the other hand, in the midst of difficulties we are always ready to seize an advantage, we may extricate ourselves from misfortune. (The Art of War) - Sun Tzu [Sunzi]
The Moral Law causes the people to be in complete accord with their ruler, so that they will follow him regardless of their lives, undismayed by any danger. (The Art of War) - Sun Tzu [Sunzi]
There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard. (The Art of War) - Sun Tzu [Sunzi]
According to my assessment, even if you have many more troops than others, how can that help you to victory? (The Art of War) - Sun Tzu [Sunzi]
Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. (The Art of War) - Sun Tzu [Sunzi]
To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. (The Art of War) - Sun Tzu [Sunzi]
If you are near the enemy, make him believe you are far from him. If you are far from the enemy, make him believe you are near. (The Art of War) - Sun Tzu [Sunzi]
To see victory only when it is within the knowledge of the common herd is not the acme of excellence. (The Art of War) - Sun Tzu [Sunzi]
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. (The Art of War) - Sun Tzu [Sunzi]