Sun Tzu

Quotes from Sun Tzu.

Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.
- Sun Tzu

There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.
- Sun Tzu

For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.
- Sun Tzu

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

He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.
- Sun Tzu

Confront them with annihilation, and they will then survive; plunge them into a deadly situation, and they will then live. When people fall into danger, they are then able to strive for victory.
- Sun Tzu

If you are far from the enemy, make him believe you are near.
- Sun Tzu

In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy’s country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not so good.
- Sun Tzu

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.
- Sun Tzu

Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy’s strategy.
- Sun Tzu