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Sun Tzu Quotes



Disciplined, wait for disorder; calm, wait for clamor. This is
the way to manage the mind. Near, wait for the distant; rested,
wait for the fatigued; full, wait for the hungry. This is the way
to manage strength. Do not do battle with well ordered flags; do
not do battle with well-regulated formations. This is the way to
manage adaptation. Therefore, the principles of warfare are: Do
not attack an enemy that has the high ground; do not attack an
enemy that has his back to a hill; do not pursue feigned
retreats; do not attack elite troops; do not swallow the enemy's
bait; do not thwart an enemy retreating home. If you surround the
enemy, leave an outlet; do not press an enemy that is cornered.
These are the principles of warfare.
                -- Sun Tsu, "The Art of War"


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