The best Quotes by Sun Tzu

The best Quotes by Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu was a Chinese military general, strategist, philosopher, and writer who lived during the Eastern Zhou period of 771 to 256 BC. Sun Tzu is traditionally credited as the author of The Art of War, an influential work of military strategy that has affected both Western and East Asian philosophy and military thinking.

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.
He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
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If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.
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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.
Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.
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Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility of victory in the attack.
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Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
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I've had many enemies over the years. If there's one thing I've learned, it's never engage in a fight you're sure to lose. On the other hand, never let anyone who has insulted you get away with it. Bide your time and strike back when you're in a position of strength - even if you no longer need to strike back.
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The enemy of my enemy is my bro!
The more you move up in the world, the more enemies you make.
If you don't take an opponent serious, they surprise you.
The only way to defeat a superior enemy is to stop at nothing. To become what they fear.
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If you're not with me, then you're my enemy.
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Oh, great warrior? Wars not make one great.
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I don't want to be in a battle, but waiting on the edge of one I can't escape is even worse.
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They got money for the war, but can't feed the poor.
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War is when the young and stupid are tricked by the old and bitter into killing each other.
Niko Bellic in GTA - Grand Theft Auto - IV
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I was a warrior who dreamed he could bring peace. Sooner or later though, you always have to wake up.
Jake Sully in Avatar -
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This is how it's done. When people are sittin' on shit that you want, you make 'em your enemy. Then you're justified in taking it.
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Fighting's for grownups, and that's only if you got no other choice.
I do not wish to fight. But cast a stone into the lake, and the ripples will return to you.
Fighting is something the old me would do. That always made things worse.
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A fight you can't win becomes an obsession.
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It was important, Dumbledore said, to fight, and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then could evil be kept at bay, though never quite eradicated.
I've got two rules for every fight. Don't ask for permission, don't ask for forgiveness.
Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
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Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.
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Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
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The war is won, but the peace is not.
Albert Einstein - December 1945
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You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
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Bob Marley had this idea. It was kind of a virologist idea. He believed that you could cure racism and hate... literally cure it, by injecting music and love into people's lives. When he was scheduled to perform at a peace rally, a gunman came to his house and shot him down. Two days later he walked out on that stage and sang. When they asked him why - he said, "The people, who were trying to make this world worse... are not taking a day off. How can I? Light up the darkness."
Robert Neville in I Am Legend
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Arrogance - I have very little tolerance for that.
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Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
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I state without arrogance I am the most desired man on the planet.
The best defense is to bite first.
The only way you can get a hit is if you take a swing.
Overtaking is one thing. That is an art. But defending as well. You should be able to defend your position.
There's a simplicity to war. Attacking is the only secret. Dare, and the world yields. How quickly they forget that all it takes to change the course of history – is the will of a single man.
Captain John Price in Call of Duty - Modern Warfare
A truly skilled individual attacks when their enemy least expects it.
Protecting my soldiers doesn't just mean having a robust defense in place. Sometimes, it means going on the attack!
You know, not only am I campaigning, but I'm running the world.
Joe Biden - Juli 2024
I just want to show them that I can play and I belong here. A lot of people don't think I should be here and I'm just here to prove that I do.
Bronny James - April 2023

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