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Art Of War: The Best Quotes

Here is a list of some of the best quotes by Sun Tzu from Art of War.

  1. “Victory comes from finding opportunities in problems.”
  2. “If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.”
  3. “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.”
  4. “Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.”
  5. “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”
  6. “Let your plans be dark and as impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.”
  7. “If you are far from the enemy, make him believe you are near.”
  8. “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”
  9. “In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.”
  10. “Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.”
  11. “Do not engage an enemy more powerful than you. And if it is unavoidable and you do have to engage, then make sure you engage it on your terms, not on your enemy’s terms.”
  12. “If the mind is willing, the flesh could go on and on without many things.”
  13. “Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.”
  14. “The greatest victory is that which requires no battle.”
  15. “Opportunities multiply as they are seized.”
  16. “Move swift as the Wind and closely-formed as the Wood. Attack like the Fire and be still as the Mountain.”
  17. “He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.”
  18. “Treat your men as you would your own beloved sons. And they will follow you into the deepest valley.”
  19. “The peak efficiency of knowledge and strategy is to make conflict unnecessary.”
  20. “Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.”
  21. “You have to believe in yourself.”
  22. “The line between disorder and order lies in logistics.”
  23. “Sweat more during peace: bleed less during the war.”

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