Sun Tzu Quotes (69 quotes)
“All warfare is based on deception. There is no place where espionage is not used. Offer the enemy bait to lure him.”
The Art of War, Ch. 1
“The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities...It is best to win without fighting.”
The Art of War. Planning a Siege
“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.”
The Art of War, Ch. 6
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Bio: Sun Wu, style name Changqing, better known as Sun Tzu or Sunzi, was an ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher who is traditionally believed to be the author of The Art of War, an influential ancient Chinese book on military strategy. Sun Tzu has had a significant impact on Chinese and Asian history and culture, both as an author of The Art of War and through legend.
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