Quotes by Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu was a Chinese general, military strategist, writer, and philosopher who lived in the Eastern Zhou period of ancient China. Sun Tzu is traditionally credited as the author of The Art of War, a widely influential work of military strategy that has affected both Western and East Asian philosophy and military thinking.

The best Quotes and Sayings

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.

Enemies & OpponentsSun Tzu
 
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He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious.

War, FightingSun Tzu
 
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The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.

War, Peace, FightingSun Tzu
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If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.

Enemies & OpponentsSun Tzu
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Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.

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Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.

ArroganzSun Tzu
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Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility of victory in the attack.

WarSun Tzu
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Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.

PeaceSun Tzu in The Art of War
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