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Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility
by Sun Tzu

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

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
- Sun Tzu

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

 

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

All war is deception.
- Sun Tzu

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

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

The expert in battle seeks his victory
from strategic advantage
and does not demand it from his men.
- Sun Tzu

There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited.
- Sun Tzu

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

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

When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths,
it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce.
- Sun Tzu

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war,
while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
- Sun Tzu

You have to believe in yourself.
- Sun Tzu

It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general
who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying,
and thereby they achieve great results.
- Sun Tzu

If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself,
you are certain to be in peril.
- Sun Tzu

The enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution.
- Sun Tzu

Hence that general is skilful in attack whose opponent
does not know what to defend;
and he is skilful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack.
- Sun Tzu

Regard your soldiers as your children,
and they will follow you into the deepest valleys;
look on them as your own beloved sons,
and they will stand by you even unto death.
- Sun Tzu

All warfare is based on deception.
- Sun Tzu

Secret operations are essential in war;
upon them the army relies to make its every move.
- Sun Tzu

The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop
of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.
- Sun Tzu

If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not
fear the results of a hundred battles.
- Sun Tzu

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

For them to perceive the advantage of defeating the enemy,
they must also have their rewards.
- Sun Tzu

All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer,
but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.
- Sun Tzu

He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot,
will be victorious.
- 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

If our soldiers are not overburdened with money,
it is not because they have a distaste for riches;
if their lives are not unduly long,
it is not because they are disinclined to longevity.
- Sun Tzu

Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts.
Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared.
- Sun Tzu

The skilful employer of men will employ the wise man,
the brave man, the covetous man, and the stupid man.
- 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 it is that in war the victorious strategist only
seeks battle after the victory has been won,
whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and
afterwards looks for victory.
- Sun Tzu

Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.
- Sun Tzu

Now the reason the enlightened prince and the wise
general conquer the enemy whenever they move and their
achievements surpass those of ordinary men is foreknowledge.
- Sun Tzu

All war is based on deception.
- 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

Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness.
Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness.
Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate.
- Sun Tzu

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

To see victory only when it is within the ken of the
common herd is not the acme of excellence.
- Sun Tzu

The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond
the possibility of defeat,
and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy.
- Sun Tzu

Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight
a hundred battles without disaster.
- Sun Tzu

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.
- Sun Tzu

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

Of all those in the army close to the commander none
is more intimate than the secret agent;
of all rewards none more liberal than those given to secret agents;
of all matters none is more confidential than those
relating to secret operations.
- 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

It is essential to seek out enemy agents who have come
to conduct espionage against you and to bribe them to serve you.
Give them instructions and care for them.
Thus doubled agents are recruited and used.
- Sun Tzu

The general who advances without coveting fame and
retreats without fearing disgrace,
whose only thought is to protect his country and do
good service for his sovereign,
is the jewel of the kingdom.
- Sun Tzu

Choose what lies in the shadows to be a matter
for discovery and adventure, rather than fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

In the midst of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time.
- Thomas A. Edison

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Nelson Mandela

It is by going down into the abyss
that we recover the treasures of life.
Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
- Joseph Campbell

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment,
full effort is full victory.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Freedom lies in being bold.
- Robert Frost

We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.
- Epictetus

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The way lies in softness and patience,
as the softest water cuts through the hardest rock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The difference between the impossible and the possible
lies in a persons determination.
- Tommy Lasorda

The difference between work and play lies 100%
in the attitude of the participant.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal,
and not in reaching it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal.
The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
- Benjamin E. Mays

The final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank


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