THE ART OF WAR. After years and years and years this book still keep inside some of the eternal secrets about strategy and leadership.
Here we go with some quotes:
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.
If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.
He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.
The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy’s not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.
Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility of victory in the attack.
He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.
He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.
If you are far from the enemy, make him believe you are near.
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.
If your opponent is of choleric temper, irritate him.
The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.
Secret operations are essential in war; upon them the army relies to make its every move.
The consummate leader cultivates the moral law, and strictly adheres to method and discipline; thus it is in his power to control success.
The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and
destroy its victim.
By altering his arrangements and changing his plans, he keeps the enemy without definite
knowledge. By shifting his camp and taking circuitous routes, he prevents the enemy from anticipating