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Sun Tzu’s Quotes which are better to be known when young to not Regret in Old Age

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 this quote highlights Sun Tzu saying suggests that developing the world requires a combination of strategic thinking effective communication and a willingness to find Creative Solutions that benefit everyone involved by taking a holistic and collaborative approach to development we can create a world that is more prosperous Equitable and sustainable for all appear weak when you are strong and strong when you are weak the Supreme Art of War is to subdue the enemy without fighting let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night and when you move fall like a thunderbolt Supreme Excellence consists of breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting in the midst of chaos there is also opportunity 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 when we are far away we must make him believe we are near Victorious Warriors win first and then go to war while defeated Warriors go to war first and then seek to win the greatest Victory is that which requires no battle to know your enemy you must become your enemy there is no instance of a Nation benefiting from prolonged Warfare treat your enemy as you would your own beloved sons and they will follow you into the deepest valley even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust moves Swift as the wind and closely formed as the wood attack like the fire and be still as the mountain when you surround an army leave an outlet free do not press a desperate foe too hard opportunities multiply as they are seized when the enemy is relaxed make them toil when full starve them when settled make them move 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 hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected if you wait by the river long enough the bodies of your enemies will float by know yourself and you will win all battles to win 100 Victories in 100 Battles is not the Acme of skill to subdue the enemy without fighting is the Acme of skill so in war the way is to avoid what is strong and strike at what is weak 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 build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across one strong avoid them if of high morale depress them seem humble to fill them with conceit if at ease exhaust them if United separate them attack their weaknesses emerge to their surprise the whole secret lies in confusing the enemy so that he cannot fathom our real intent what the Ancients called a clever fighter is one who not only wins but excels in winning with ease Rouse him and learn the principle of his activity or inactivity force him to reveal himself so as to find out his vulnerable spots one may not know how to conquer without being able to do it one mark of a great Soldier is that he fight on his own terms or fights not at all if you know the enemy and know yourself your Victory will not stand in doubt if you know heaven and no Earth you may make your Victory complete you have to believe in yourself he who is prudent and lies and waits for an enemy who is not will be victorious if the mind is willing the flesh could go on and on without many things if your opponent is of caloric temper seek to irritate him pretend to be weak that he may grow arrogant attack is the secret of Defense defense is the planning of an attack thus the expert in battle moves the enemy and is not moved by him there are roads which must not be followed armies which must not be attacked towns which must not be besieged positions which must not be contested commands of The Sovereign which must not be obeyed great results can be achieved with small forces when one Retreats people with benevolence Justice and righteousness and response confidence in them the Army will be United in mind and all will be happy to serve their leaders attack him when he is unprepared appear where you are not expected convince your enemy that he will gain very little by attacking you this will diminish his enthusiasm knowing the enemy enables you to take the offensive knowing yourself enables you to stand on the defensive ultimate Excellence lies not in winning every battle but in defeating the enemy without ever fighting in this quote Sun Tzu's most well-known saying is actually related to Warfare and strategy the Supreme Art of War is to subdue the enemy without fighting however we can interpret this in a broader sense to think about how it might apply to the developing world to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself bravery without forethought causes a man to fight blindly and desperately like a mad Bull such an opponent must not be encountered with Brute Force but may be lured into an ambush and slain if ignorant both of your enemy and yourself you are certain to be in peril it is easy to love your friend but sometimes the hardest lesson to learn is to love your enemy 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 move not unless you see an advantage use not your troops unless there is something to be gained fight not unless the position is critical plan for what it is difficult while it is easy do what is great while it is small every battle is won before it is ever fought Begin by seizing something which your opponent holds dear then he will be amenable to your will but a kingdom that has once been destroyed can never come again into being nor can the dead ever be brought back to life to fight and Conquer in all your battles is not Supreme Excellence Supreme Excellence consistent breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself if words of command are not clear and distinct if orders are not thoroughly understood then the general is to blame but if the orders are clear and the soldiers nevertheless disobey then it is the fault of their officers in this quote Sun Tzu's most famous saying is know thyself know thy enemy a thousand battles a thousand victories this advice highlights the importance of self-awareness and understanding one's own strengths and weaknesses as well as those of any adversaries or competitors by understanding one's self and one's environment

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