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11 Famous Quotes by Sun Tzu
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Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility of victory in the Attack.

Victory Quotes, by Sun Tzu

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Therefore a victorious army first wins and then seeks battle; a defeated army first battles and then seeks victory.

Army Quotes, by Sun Tzu

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The proximity of an army causes prices to go up; and high prices cause people's substance to be drained away. When their substance is drained away, they will be afflicted by heavy exactions. With this loss of substance and exhaustion of strength, the homes of the people will be stripped bare, and their incomes dissipated.

Army Quotes, by Sun Tzu

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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.

Conflict Quotes, by Sun Tzu

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Unhappy is the fate of one who tries to win his battles and succeed in his attacks without cultivating the spirit of enterprise, for the result is waste of time and general stagnation.

Fate Quotes, by Sun Tzu

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To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.

Fighting Quotes, by Sun Tzu

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If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight, even though the ruler forbid it; if fighting will not result is victory, then you must not fight, even at the ruler's bidding.

Fighting Quotes, by Sun Tzu

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So the important thing in a military operation is victory, not persistence.

Military Quotes, by Sun Tzu

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The art of giving orders is not to try to rectify the minor blunders and not to be swayed by petty doubts.

Order Quotes, by Sun Tzu

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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.

Quality Quotes, by Sun Tzu

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

Inspirational Quotes, by Sun Tzu

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