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The Art of War by Sun Tzu

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When the general is weak and without authority; when his orders are not clear and distinct; when there are no fixed duties assigned to officers and men, and the ranks are formed in a slovenly haphazard manner, the result is utter disorganization.

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Treat your men as you would your own beloved sons. And they will follow you into the deepest valley.

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

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Rewards for good service should not be deferred a single day.

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

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He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.

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The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin.

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Do not repeat the tactics which have gained you one victory, but let your methods be regulated by the infinite variety of circumstances.

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The general who wins a battle makes many calculations in his temple ere the battle is fought. The general who loses a battle makes but few calculations beforehand.

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The consummate leader cultivates the moral law, and strictly adheres to method and discipline; thus it is in his power to control success.

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In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.

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Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.

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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.

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If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt.

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Making no mistakes is what establishes the certainty of victory, for it means conquering an enemy that is already defeated.

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In war, practice dissimulation, and you will succeed.

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