Best Quotes by Sun Tzu (Top 10)

  1. Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
  2. The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
  3. If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.
  4. Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.
  5. Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
  6. Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
  7. All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.
  8. There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.
  9. Opportunities increase as they are taken.
  10. 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.

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